Lecture Weds 17th Oct - Prof Gerry Doyle (AOP) - "The Probability of a Doomsday Solar Superflare: Fact or Fiction?"

Prof Gerry Doyle MRIA

Here's Prof Doyle with the synopsis of his talk.......

"The first part of the talk is on solar flares, how they occur, their energy, etc .. then I go into stellar flares and show data from Kepler on flares from solar-like stars and discuss whether such super-flares could occur on the Sun .. i include spot data over the past 300 years .. what is happening now, predications for the next cycle, how a super-flare could occur on the Sun .. plus observations from 900 years ago."

 

Doors open about 7.15pm. There is free parking available on the campus in the evenings. Admission Free, including light refreshments. We are located in the Bell Theatre, Department of Mathematics and Physics, QUB - details here......

 
With thanks to the Astrophysics Research Centre, QUB, for assistance with this event.