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Physics of the World Beyond - Frontiers in Astrophysics Online Lecture Series
Jointly organised with the Department of Physics of The Chinese University of Hong Kong

 

The Shape of Black Holes
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(To be conducted in English)

What do black holes tell us about the Universe? How can we see them, if not even light can escape black holes? After a hundred years of studying black holes, how much do we know now about the most elusive objects in the Universe? In 2015, scientists discovered ripples in the fabric of spacetime from the violent collision of two black holes, now known as gravitational waves. These gravitational waves, detected by kilometre-scale detectors around the world, give a rare insight into black holes and the Universe. In this lecture, we will show how gravitational waves are used to "see" black holes and study their enigmatic properties.

Speaker: Prof. Tjonnie Li (Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Prof. Juan Calderon Bustillo (Research Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Date: 4.4.2020 (Sat)
Time: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Please click the link below and enter the meeting ID and password for joining the lecture:
https://cuhk.zoom.us/j/371318746?pwd=MmxoSnJNNG9oaXJkRzl5WmZFckp5Zz09
Meeting ID: 371 318 746
Password: 027954

 

Neutron Star: A Giant Nucleus
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(To be conducted in Cantonese)

Please visit the Chinese version for details.

Speaker: Dr. Lin Lap Ming (Lecturer, Department of Physics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Date: 11.4.2020 (Sat)
Time: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Please click the link below for joining the lecture:
https://cuhk.zoom.us/j/569434545?pwd=UmZQZWhIMkdWR3N5N1JSaXBXNmVJUT09
Meeting ID: 569 434 545
Password: 156296

 

From the Night Sky to the "God Particle" ... and Back
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(To be conducted in English)

The night sky often leads us to the sense of awe and mystery at the heart of our search for meaning. The deep need to better understand those dim lights in the sky sparked a long and surprising intellectual journey through the sky, the world around us, the subatomic realm and the deep connections between all of these domains. We will talk about some of those connections, and how they led to the proposal, search for, and discovery of the socalled "God Particle" - the Higgs boson - and its relation to the small- and large-scale structure of the Universe.

Speaker: Prof. Luis Roberto Flores – Castillo (Associate Professor, Department of Physics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Date: 18.4.2020 (Sat)
Time: 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Please click the link below for joining the lecture:
https://cuhk.zoom.us/j/615377787?pwd=NW1XRmx1L2E1bzltVVB4RUxYaVZqdz09
Meeting ID: 615 377 787
Password: 035664

 

Weaving the Cosmic Web
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(To be conducted in Cantonese)

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Speaker: Dr. Leung Po Kin (Lecturer, Department of Physics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Date: 25.4.2020 (Sat)
Time: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Please click the link below for joining the lecture:
https://cuhk.zoom.us/j/382567510?pwd=bUtJTWd0K0FzeUtFSm9Fa29jRlgvdz09 
Meeting ID: 382 567 510
Password: 052530