POSTPONED to 28th Sept - Speaker has now recovered

HLCO is pleased to bring you on Thursday 28th September our talk: "The cosmos in a computer", by Dr Rob Crain, Reader in Theoretical Astrophysics at Liverpool John Moores University.


Rob writes "I will discuss our efforts to produce ever more detailed models of the evolution of the Universe, and its galaxy populations, using supercomputers. These models, or "simulations", trace the evolution of dark matter, gas, stars and black holes, from the Big Bang to the present day. Recent developments have enabled a step change in the realism of simulations, such that in some respects they are almost indistinguishable from the real universe. I will explain how we are using computer models at LJMU to advance our understanding of galaxies and the Universe, and discuss how our expertise has recently been called upon by one of Hollywood's top directors. "

All welcome at St Johns Church Room (WA16 6ND) from 7:15pm.  To avoid delays, please be prompt - the talk will start at 7:30pm.  Adults: £3 donation, free for accompanied under-18s. 

Please note that this is the 1st Thursday in Sept, not the 2nd Thursday