Emeritus Professor Ken Pounds to deliver first City Mayor's lecture this November

Posted by fi17 at Oct 27, 2011 02:45 PM |
Long-standing physics professor will talk about 'Fifty Years of Space Research in Leicester', in an event to be held at the University.
Emeritus Professor Ken Pounds to deliver first City Mayor's lecture this November

Emeritus Professor Ken Pounds

Leicester City Mayor Sir Peter Soulsby has invited our very own Emeritus Professor of Physics (and living legend) Ken Pounds to give the first City Mayor's lecture this November, to be hosted at the University. The subject is the history of space science research in Leicester - something Ken knows all about, because he was at the forefront of most of it.

Professor Pounds started work in our Department of Physics in 1960 as an assistant lecturer, and worked his way up to head of the department in 1986. He is the man responsible for merging the Physics and Astronomy departments, broadening student appeal and allowing space science to flourish at the University. He has spent many years designing and testing observation instruments, and studying everything from deep space X-ray emissions to black holes and star formation. So if anyone is going to summarise fifty years of space research, Ken is the man to do it.

The lecture will take place on 23 November 2011 at 6.30pm in the Peter Williams Lecture Theatre. The lecture is free and open to the public, but booking a place is recommended. You can book tickets on the council website or by calling 0116 252 6505

You can read more about Professor Ken Pound's life and work at the University here.