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Belfast - Ulster Hall

From the Sun to Dark Energy with Nobel Laureate Brian Schmidt & Lucie Green

Talks & Discussions
Location Belfast - Ulster Hall
Date 2 July 2022
Time 1:00PM
Age 12+

Join us for an explorative journey through the Universe with Professor Lucie Green and Nobel Prize Laureate Professor Brian Schmidt which will be chaired by TV presenter Mark Langtry.

First up, journey to the Sun with Lucie as she shares some of her research on how this fascinating star produces eruptions of magnetised plasma which can cause stormy space weather that affects our electricity, communications, and navigation here on Earth.

Up next, let Professor Brian Schmidt open your mind to Dark Energy! During this discussion, Brian will explain how in 1998, he and fellow researchers studying exploding stars, discovered dark energy, a force that makes up over 70% of the Universe, in a result that completely changed cosmology.

Messages from Mission Control:

  • This event will have a live BSL interpreter.
  • Doors will open at 12.30pm and the event will begin at 1pm.

Meet Professor Lucie Green

Lucie is a Royal Society University Research Fellow based at the world leading Mullard Space Science Laboratory in University College London, UCL. Here Lucie studies activity in the atmosphere of our nearest star, the Sun.

You might have seen Lucy relay her expertise on TV as she is a regular guest on The One Show, Stargazing Live, and Sky at Night.

Meet Nobel Laureate Professor Brian Schmidt

Brian Schmidt is an ARC laureate and distinguished professor at ANU's Mount Stromlo Observatory and was awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics for his contribution to “the discovery of the accelerating expansion of the Universe through observations of distant supernovae”.

Meet Mark Langtry

Mark is a Theoretical Physicist, former professional footballer, TV presenter and Head of Science & Sport at Explorium - Ireland's National Science Centre.

Also known as the "Science Guy", Mark is an experienced broadcaster and educational content creator who aims to inspire the next generation.

This event is supported by the British Council.