This year's Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to James Peebles, Michel G. E. Mayor and Didier Queloz, whose work in cosmology and stellar physics has helped to understand the evolution of the Universe and the location of Earth in space. The UT Tartu Observatory will hold a seminar on October 17 at 4.15. p.m. at the UT Physicum to introduce the scientific accomplishments of the award winners as well as their connections to the research of Tartu Observatory.
Peebles was assigned half of the award for his discoveries in physical cosmology. Mayor and Queloz shared the other half of the prize for discovering the first exoplanet orbiting a Sun-like star.
Researchers of the UT Tartu Observatory will talk at the seminar. Four short presentations will be made, two of them in English and two in Estonian.
- Jukka Nevalainen: How has Peebles helped us to understand the Universe?
- Jaan Einasto: Kokkupuuteid Jim Peeblesiga ('Meeting Jim Peebles')
- Jaan Pelt: Kuidas avastatakse eksoplaneete? ('How are Exoplanets Discovered?')
- Mihkel Pajusalu: Latest developments in the field of exoplanet science and the role of Tartu Observatory
The seminar is free of charge. Everyone is welcome!