JBCA to host UK SETI Research Network Symposium
The Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics will be hosting the two day UK SETI Research Network (UKSRN) Symposium on 1st and 2nd March 2017.
An international team of astronomers have for the first time pinpointed the location of a so-called 'fast radio burst' - a type of short-duration radio flash of unknown origin - and have used this to identify its host galaxy over 3 billion light years away.
An international team of astronomers have observed the nearby evolved star L2 Puppis using the ALMA radio telescope in Chile. Five billion years ago, L2 Pup was an almost perfect twin of our present-day Sun, so these observations allow us to see the distant future of our own solar system.
Astronomers at the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics have harnessed the power of distributed computing from the UK’s GridPP collaboration in using the curvature of space-time, known as cosmic shear, to tackle one of the Universe’s biggest mysteries – the nature of dark matter and dark energy.