Joseph Silk's Gresham Lectures

Joseph Silk FRS was Gresham Professor of Astronomy from 2015-2019. He is a research scientist at the Institut d’Astrophysique, Sorbonne University, Paris,  Homewood Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, and Senior Fellow in the Beecroft Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology at the Department of Physics, University of Oxford. He is a leading expert on the early Universe, a Balzan Prize winner and one of the world’s most sought-after science communicators.

Professor Silk's series were 'The Biggest Questions in the Universe' and 'The Dark Side of the Cosmos'.

Past Lectures In This Series
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The Primordial Fireball

Professor Joseph Silk FRS
Wednesday, 23 September 2015 - 1:00PM
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The First Stars

Professor Joseph Silk FRS
Wednesday, 4 November 2015 - 1:00PM
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Galactic Archaeology

Professor Joseph Silk FRS
Wednesday, 2 December 2015 - 1:00PM
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The Formation of our Galaxy

Professor Joseph Silk FRS
Wednesday, 3 February 2016 - 1:00PM
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How Common is Life in the Universe?

Professor Joseph Silk FRS
Wednesday, 2 March 2016 - 1:00PM
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The Dark Side of the Universe

Professor Joseph Silk FRS
Wednesday, 6 April 2016 - 1:00PM
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Black Holes

Professor Joseph Silk FRS
Wednesday, 28 September 2016 - 1:00PM
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The Expanding Universe

Professor Joseph Silk FRS
Wednesday, 26 October 2016 - 1:00PM
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The First Three Minutes of Creation

Professor Joseph Silk FRS
Wednesday, 7 December 2016 - 1:00PM
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Should We Trust a Theory?

Professor Joseph Silk FRS
Wednesday, 1 February 2017 - 1:00PM
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The Accelerating Universe

Professor Joseph Silk FRS
Wednesday, 1 March 2017 - 1:00PM
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Observing the Dark Ages

Professor Joseph Silk FRS
Wednesday, 5 April 2017 - 1:00PM
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How Were The Stars Formed?

Professor Joseph Silk FRS
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 - 1:00PM
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Are We Alone In The Universe?

Professor Joseph Silk FRS
Wednesday, 18 October 2017 - 1:00PM
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How Special Is Our Universe?

Professor Joseph Silk FRS
Wednesday, 6 December 2017 - 1:00PM
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The High Energy Universe

Professor Joseph Silk FRS
Wednesday, 31 January 2018 - 1:00PM
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Elementary Particles and Their Interactions

Professor Joseph Silk FRS
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 - 1:00PM
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Existential Risks in the Solar System

Professor Joseph Silk FRS
Wednesday, 4 April 2018 - 1:00PM
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Ultra-Compact Objects: Astronomy with Gravitational Waves

Professor Joseph Silk FRS
Wednesday, 3 October 2018 - 1:00PM
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Dark Matters

Professor Joseph Silk FRS
Wednesday, 24 October 2018 - 1:00PM
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In the Beginning

Professor Joseph Silk FRS
Wednesday, 28 November 2018 - 1:00PM
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50 Years of Lunar Exploration

Professor Joseph Silk FRS
Wednesday, 30 January 2019 - 1:00PM
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How Astronomy Changed our View of the Cosmos: from Gresham to the 21st Century

Professor Joseph Silk FRS
Wednesday, 6 March 2019 - 1:00PM
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The Limits of Our Knowledge

Professor Joseph Silk FRS
Wednesday, 22 May 2019 - 1:00PM