Category Archives: space

AstroMcGill Episode 70 – Tom Prince



Tom Prince visited McGill as part of the opening of the new McGill Space Institute. We talk to Tom about his work with the Palomar Transient Factory and the upcoming Zwicky Transient Facility.

Guest: Tom Prince (California Institute of Technology).

Hosts: Robert Archibald and Emilie Parent.

Duration: 25 minutes.

Production: Nick Adelson.

 


AstroMcGill Episode 69 – Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell



We were visited by Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, who discovered pulsars during her graduate studies in the 1960s. She talks to us about the still highly active field of pulsar astronomy and her varied career since their discovery. We also discuss her tireless advocacy for women in physics and astronomy.

Guest: Jocelyn Bell Burnell (Oxford University).

Hosts: Robert Archibald and Gabrielle Simard.

Duration: 20 minutes.

Production: James O’Callaghan.


AstroMcGill Episode 68 – Chiara Mingarelli



Chiara talks to us about how timing the rotation of pulsars can be used to detect gravitational waves–ripples in the very fabric of the cosmos.

Guest: Chiara Mingarelli (California Institute of Technology).

Hosts: Erik Madsen and Chitrang Patel.

Duration: 19 minutes.

Production: James O’Callaghan.


AstroMcGill Episode 67 – Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz



Enrico talks to us about the formation of heavy elements in the Universe through processes such as neutron star mergers.

Guest: Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz (University of California Santa Cruz).

Hosts: Robert Archibald and Chitrang Patel.

Duration: 17 minutes.

Production: James O’Callaghan.

 


AstroMcGill Episode 31 – David Shoemaker



Guest: David H. Shoemaker (MIT). David is part of the advancedLaser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO), and we discussed gravitational waves and how LIGO is expected to detect these ripples in the curvature of space-time predicted by Einstein.

Hosts: Ryan LynchSean Griffin, and Dave Tsang.

Duration: 21 minutes.


AstroMcGill Episode 3 – George Helou



Guest: George Helou, Executive director of the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center at CalTech, and deputy director of the Spitzer Infrared Telescope Science team. We discussed his scientific research: Space infrared astronomy and galaxies.

Hosts: James Kennedy and Sebastien Guillot.

Duration: 24 minutes.