‘Radio Astronomy’ and the formation of galaxies – The IET’s Jennison Lecture

On Wednesday 4th November, EDA hosted the second Jennison Lecture, kindly sponsored by the Institute of Engineering and Technology which featured Dr Amelie Saintonge, Royal Society Research Fellow and Lecturer in Astrophysics from University College London who delivered a most informative and enthusiastic presentation on ‘Radio Astronomy’.

Amelie discussed the use of radio telescopes in the study of the formation and evolution of galaxies, and provided a useful beginners guide to the study of astrophysics. She paid particular tribute to the late Professor Roger Jennison, founder of the School of Engineering and Digital Arts (formerley known as the Electronics Laboratory) and in particular his discoveries in the field of radio astronomy, including the discovery of the double nature of radio source Cygnus A (3C 405.0) with M K Das Gupta and the mapping of Cassiopeia A with V Latham.

More details on Amelie’s work can be located here.

The next Jennison Lecture will take place in November 2016.