Physicum seminar / astrophysics seminar
Thursday, 17 October 2019, 4:15 p.m.
Physicum auditorium B103
W. Ostwaldi 1, Tartu
This year the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to James Peebles as well as to Michel G. E. Mayor and Didier Queloz, whose achievements in cosmology and astrophysics have contributed the understanding of the evolution of the universe and Earth's place in the cosmos. In the seminar the researchers from UT Tartu Observatory will speak about the scientific achievements of the Nobel laureates and point out the connections with the work in the observatory. There will be four short presentations, two in Estonian and two in English.
Jukka Nevalainen: How has Peebles helped us to understand the Universe?
Jaan Einasto: Kokkupuuteid Jim Peeblesiga
Jaan Pelt: Kuidas avastatakse eksoplaneete?
Mihkel Pajusalu: Latest developments in the field of exoplanet science and the role of Tartu Observatory
Nobeli Prize in Physics 2019 laureates James Peebles, Michel G. E. Mayor, Didier Queloz (picture by Niklas Elmehed © Nobel Media)
The Physicum seminars are meant for a broad auditorium of physicists and materials scientists, as well as for interested people from other natural and exact sciences (including bacheleor level students) and aim at introducing what is important and new in a certain field, or where a specific reasearch direction has reached today.
Everybody is welcome to attend.