Astronomy Lecture Series 2015-16: An Introduction by Professor Joseph Silk

Our new Professor of Astronomy introduces his new lecture series, 'The Biggest Questions in the Universe'. Whether it's exposing the latest research into Dark Matter or examining the 'galactic archaeology' that is trying to unpick the earliest microseconds of the Universe, Professor Joseph Silk's lecture series will certainly give the audience an idea of the grandeur of the Universe. As well as examining the past and the possible future, Professor Silk discusses the possibility that there might be life on other planets and the efforts to find it.

Professor Joseph Silk joins Gresham College as the latest Professor of Astronomy. He will be the 37th Gresham Professor of Astronomy, a post that stretches back to 1597 and includes visionaries like Sir Christopher Wren, Lord Rees, Colin Pillinger and Frank Close. Previous Gresham Professors have served as Astronomer Royal, landed on comets, and pioneered the work at CERN; Professor Silk is in fine company. You can find out more about Professor Silk by visiting his Professor page

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The Biggest Questions in The Universe: An Introduction by Professor Joseph Silk

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Monday, 27 July 2015
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A Window to the Earliest Universe

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Why is the Cosmic Microwave Background Important?

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What's next in the study of the Cosmic Microwave Background?

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The Birth and Death of Stars

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The Complexity of Stars

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A Competition Between Gravity, Radiation and Cooling

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Monday, 27 July 2015
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The Fates of Stars

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Fermi's Paradox

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Monday, 27 July 2015
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Should Astronomers Be Embarrassed to Talk About Aliens?

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Monday, 27 July 2015
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How are Galaxies Made?

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Monday, 27 July 2015
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Galaxy Clusters

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Get to know Professor Joseph Silk

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Monday, 27 July 2015
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What Are You Proudest Of?

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Monday, 27 July 2015
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Winning the Balzan Prize - Professor Joseph Silk

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Monday, 27 July 2015
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What is it Like to Give a Lecture? - Professor Joseph Silk

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Monday, 27 July 2015
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Wave Theory and Tottenham Hotspur

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Monday, 27 July 2015
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What Has Your Research Covered? - Professor Joseph Silk

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Monday, 27 July 2015
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Silk Damping

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Monday, 27 July 2015
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When Did you Decide to Become a Cosmologist? - Professor Joseph Silk

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