Enabling new probes of the cosmos with novel technology

Matt Dobbs (McGill University)

Dec 14, 2021 7:00 PM

Join us for our final public lecture of the year! We all agree that the Universe is incredible, but have you ever thought about how neat the instruments we use are? Learn more at Professor Matt Dobb's talk! He'll focus on new digital telescopes such as the Canadian Hydrogen Observatory and Radio Transient Detector (CHORD), Canada's most ambitious investment in new telescope technology.

Abstract: Progress in science is often driven by the advent of new instrumentation. I will discuss the interplay between technological development and new measurements that allow progress in astrophysics and cosmology. I will focus on new digital telescopes such as CHIME and Cosmic Microwave Background instruments such as the South Pole Telescope. Story-telling and the adventure of science will be prominent. No prerequisites required.

As usual, the event will be taking place over Zoom and livestreamed to our Youtube page. On Zoom, you'll be able to ask questions out loud or in the chat, whereas on Youtube you'll type them into the comments.

See you on December 14th!

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