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[CANCELLED] Dr Sue Bowler – The Promise of Gravitational Waves

21st May 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Gravitational waves are disturbances in the curvature of spacetime, generated by accelerated masses, that propagate as waves outward from their source at the speed of light.

Now that humanity is able to detect these disturbances, what do they tell us about black holes, neutron stars, dark energy, and the fundamental nature of the universe?

Dr Sue Bowler is an experienced editor and writer with a 30 year history in science research communication, in astronomy, geophysics, geology and general physical sciences… 24 years of which have been spent as Editor of the Royal Astronomical Society magazine, A&G .

After working at the Royal Greenwich Observatory at Herstmonceux, she took a BA degree in Natural Sciences (Geological Sciences) at the University of Cambridge, then a PhD at the University of Leeds on mountain-building.

After post-doctoral work in the Western Alps, she joined New Scientist magazine as Earth Sciences Editor, where she covered everything from the centre of the Earth to the edge of the solar system.

She continued to act as a Consultant to New Scientist when she returned to Leeds and began teaching Earth sciences and editing for professional-interest magazines such as Geology Today. In 1996 she launched Astronomy & Geophysics magazine for the RAS, developing it into a news and reviews magazine and associated website, A&G Forum, for RAS Fellows to share news of their activities.

She has also taught physics at Leeds and continues to teach communication skills both at university and professionally.

She works as a freelance editor and writer, preparing press releases and producing magazines, booklets and websites for, among others, the RAS, the British Geological Survey, and the Geological Society of London.

And she’s on Twitter.

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21st May 2020
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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