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Powerful jets generated by accretion on to supermassive black holes, creating the objects known as 'radio galaxies' are thought to have a profound effect on their environment and therefore on the evolution of galaxies and clusters of galaxies as a whole. I'll describe the evidence for radio galaxy environmental impact and show the latest results from work that we are carrying out to understand exactly how these objects affect their host environments, with a look forward to the discoveries expected from new radio and X-ray telescopes. I'm Professor of Astrophysics and Head of the Department of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics at the University of Hertfordshire. Prior to that I was the Director of the Centre for Astrophysics Research. Before moving to UH in 2004 I was a PDRA and Royal Society research fellow in the Astrophysics Group of the Physics Department in the University of Bristol. I did my first degree at Churchill College in the University of Cambridge and my PhD in the Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory (now the Astrophysics Group), part of the Cambridge Physics Department. In 2019 Cambridge awarded me the ScD degree. I'm a member of the IAU and a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, the Higher Education Academy, the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications and the Institute of Physics.
Next Meeting: Wednesday June 8th at 8:00pm on Zoom and Face to Face* The Environmental Impact of Radio Galaxies Presented by Martin Hardcastle *by ticket only Live Session T&Cs apply
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Here's our current programme for the upcoming year - all subject to confirmation and change due to the current medical climate. Wed, Sep 8, 2021 Roger O’Brien Interstellar Communications Wed, Oct 13, 2021 Russell Parry The Appley Bridge Meteorite (Oct 13, 2014) Wed, Nov 10, 2021 Matt Bothwell The Invisible Universe Wed, Dec 8, 2021 Charles Barclay Henrietta Leavitt and the new Universe Wed, Jan 12, 2022 John Davies Missions to Near Earth Asteroids Wed, Feb 9, 2022 Robin Catchpole From Here to the Edge of the Observable Universe Wed, Mar 9, 2022 Katy Clough Solutions to Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity Wed, Apr 13, 2022 Jerry Stone Apollo 16 - 50th Anniversary Wed, May 11, 2022 Mike Dworetsky William Herschel: Backyard Astronomy in the Eighteenth Century Wed, May 18, 2022 AGM Minutes of 2021 Meeting Wed, Jun 8, 2022 Martin Hardcastle The environmental impact of Radio Galaxies
Zoom admission details When: June 8th, 2022 19:30 London Members - please use the link below. Register in advance for this meeting: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEkceuoqzwjHdOJHSS5fS7oDLAUPwww2pDY After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
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Next Meeting: Wednesday June 8th at 8:00pm on Zoom and Face to Face* The Environmental Impact of Radio Galaxies Presented by Martin Hardcastle *by ticket only Live Session T&Cs apply
Powerful jets generated by accretion on to supermassive black holes, creating the objects known as 'radio galaxies' are thought to have a profound effect on their environment and therefore on the evolution of galaxies and clusters of galaxies as a whole. I'll describe the evidence for radio galaxy environmental impact and show the latest results from work that we are carrying out to understand exactly how these objects affect their host environments, with a look forward to the discoveries expected from new radio and X-ray telescopes. I'm Professor of Astrophysics and Head of the Department of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics at the University of Hertfordshire. Prior to that I was the Director of the Centre for Astrophysics Research. Before moving to UH in 2004 I was a PDRA and Royal Society research fellow in the Astrophysics Group of the Physics Department in the University of Bristol. I did my first degree at Churchill College in the University of Cambridge and my PhD in the Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory (now the Astrophysics Group), part of the Cambridge Physics Department. In 2019 Cambridge awarded me the ScD degree. I'm a member of the IAU and a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, the Higher Education Academy, the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications and the Institute of Physics.
Zoom admission details When: June 8th, 2022 19:30 London Members - please use the link below. Register in advance for this meeting: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEkceuoqzwjHdOJ HSS5fS7oDLAUPwww2pDY After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
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