SciBar is a public-friendly lecture series hosted by Science London that introduces scientific talks from a range of experts in an informal setting. SciBar is great for audiences from all backgrounds (including non-scientists!) with an interest in science.

Please come along to our next event!:
Bend it like Einstein-Gravitational Lensing
Speaker: Benjamin Joachimi
Einstein’s theory of general relativity predicts that light rays are bent by a massive body, to the point that it can behave like a magnifying glass. Such gravitational lensing effects have a number of exciting applications, from weighing the most massive objects in the Universe to proving the existence of dark matter to finding new earths. Discover the physics that made Einstein famous!
Joachimi began his career at the age of fourteen, trying to get a small telescope to work in his parents’ back garden, and is now a Reader of astrophysics at University College London. In his day-to-day work he measures subtle changes in the appearance of millions of distant galaxies caused by gravitational lensing to map the dark matter distribution in the Universe and learn about the fundamental ingredients of the cosmos.
Date- 14th March 2018
Venue- The Star of Kings, 126 York Way, N1 0AX
Timings- 7pm-9pm (incl. 30 min talk, discussions, networking and activities)
Age: 18+
FREE entry

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