'From inside the body to outer space using the Doppler effect'

'From inside the body to outer space using the Doppler effect'

The Doppler Effect can be used to analyse the motion of distant stars, such as this spiral galaxy.

Series Name British Science Week open lecture
Speaker Dr Emma Chung, Dr Mark Wilkinson
Type Lectures & Talks
When 18 Mar 2015, 07:30PM - 08:30PM
Venue Patrick Moore Planetarium, National Space Centre, Exploration Drive, Leicester
Open To Public
Ticket Price Free
For Bookings Contact Lotus De Corte Tel: 0116 2231588 Email: lfa1@le.ac.uk

Free family-friendly public lecture taking place at National Space Centre Planetarium on Wednesday 18 March at 7:30pm invites people to learn about the Doppler Effect and its modern uses in Medicine and Astrophysics.

The lecture will see Dr Chung demonstrate how the Doppler Effect can be used to measure blood flow through arteries using ultrasound, with a live demonstration provided by special guests from the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust. This will be followed by juggling Astrophysicist Dr Mark Wilkinson from the University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy exploring how Doppler’s theory was later extended using Albert Einstein’s theory of Special Relativity to analyse the light from distant stars.