Feb 19, 2018 7:30 PM
Prof. Kristian Zarb Adami
"Eyes in the Skies"

Prof. Kristian Zarb Adami​

 Director of the Institute of Space Sciences and Astronomy at the University of Malta.

He jointly holds this position with a Research Fellowship at the University of Oxford, where he leads the design of the Square Kilometre Array's Signal Processing System, a project worth over 650 million euros that will be built in Western Australia and the Karoo Desert.

In this talk Prof. Zarb Adami will review the current and future telescopes that are being installed on earth and in space for us to get a better understanding of the history and evolution of our universe, specifically to study the phenomenon known as 'dark energy', a mysterious force that is accelerating the expansion of our universe. He will explain how through these new instruments we are observing billions of galaxies distributed throughout the history of our universe and how we hope to answer the questions of the origins of galaxies and clusters of galaxies. He will also discuss the challenges that lie ahead with our latest proposal  to install a telescope on the far-side of the moon.