"Mr Neutrino" The Father of Neutrino Astronomy

Series Name Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society
Speaker Professor Frank Close OBE, Professor of Physics, University of Oxford
Type Lectures & Talks
When 21 Mar 2016, 07:30PM - 08:30PM
Venue New Walk Museum
Open To Public
Ticket Price There are no tickets and this lecture is free.
For Bookings Contact There is no booking for this lecture.

Professor Frank Close OBE is a particle physicist, and is Professor of Physics at the University of Oxford and Fellow of Exeter College.
As well as being one of the country's most eminent theoretical physicists, he is a committed teacher and science communicator. In 1993 he gave the Royal Institution Christmas lectures called "The Cosmic Onion" and also wrote a popular book by the same name. His enthusiastic and exciting presentations of physics in this and other science outreach work led to him being awarded the Kelvin medal of the Institute of Physics in 1996. He also headed CERN's communication and public education activities from 1997 - 2000. From 1993 - 1999 he was Vice President of the British Association for the Advancement of Science and in 2013 he was awarded the Royal Society's Michael Faraday Prize. Since 2003 he has been chairman of the British team in the International Physics Olympiad based at the University of Leicester. His book 'Half Life' will be available for sale after the lecture.

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