Astrophysics for Supervillains

Mar 19 2016

Astrophysics for Supervillains title slide

This talk was designed for the IoA Open Day held on March 19 2016. I got to dress up in a menacing cloak, perfect my evil laugh, and teach a class of budding supervillains (a.k.a. the audience) about the darkest, twistiest, most powerful bits of astrophysics—as well …

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Mathematics in Astronomy

Apr 08 2015

Snippet of a diagram from an Islamic text showing the geometry of a lunar eclipse.

I gave a talk for the STEP Easter School, a summer programme for students from non-selective state schools who have been given offers to read mathematics at Cambridge. Although I never had the experience of applying to Cambridge as an undergrad, I can imagine that it would have been slightly …

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