[Webinar] The Shaw Prize Lecture in Astronomy by Prof. Roger Blandford, Stanford University

Posted: 2021-05-06   Visits: 27

We are glad to promote the Shaw Prize Lecture in Astronomy held by The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. This webinar will be presented by Prof. Roger D Blandford, Luke Blossom Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences cum Professor at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford University. 


The lecture will be held online via Zoom Webinar.



May 20, 2021 (Thursday)

May 21, 2021 (Friday)

Time20:00 - 21:00 PST

11:00 - 12:00 HKT, GMT+8


Prof. Blandford won the 2020 Shaw Prize in Astronomy for his foundational contributions to theoretical astrophysics, especially concerning the fundamental understanding of active galactic nuclei, the formation and collimation of relativistic jets, the energy extraction mechanism from black holes, and the acceleration of particles in shocks and their relevant radiation mechanisms.


Prof. Blandford will speak on the topic “Cosmic Power: How Astronomers Get to Observe So Much of the Universe”. He will share some of the ways that cosmic power becomes observable, paying special attention to normal stars and galaxies, neutron stars and black holes.  It will be an enlightening and inspiring talk that will help us understand cosmic power.


For details and registration, please click here.*