Astronomer and Nobel Prize Winner joins LJMU for Physics Discussion: The Universe from Beginning to End

Roscoe Lecture: Professor Brian Schmidt

Date: 9 June 2015

Time: Interviews from 4.15pm, Lecture starts 5:00 pm
Venue: Adelphi Hotel, Ranelagh Street, Liverpool

For 18 years, LJMU has invited some of the country’s leading commentators to join staff, students and the people of Liverpool in discussing issues that matter to them.

The Roscoe Lectures use research, humour and political insight to explore current, engaging topics. The lectures also feature LJMU’s Good Citizenship Awards which recognise the often overlooked contributions that local, young people from different cultures and communities make to society today.

The next Roscoe Lecture takes place at 5.00pm on Tuesday 9 June Adelphi Hotel, Ranelagh Place, Liverpool

Professor Brian Schmidt, astronomer and Nobel Prize Winner for Physics, will present a lecture titled: 'The Universe from Beginning to End'.

Brian Schmidt is a Laureate Fellow and Distinguished Professor at The Australian National University. Schmidt received undergraduate degrees in Astronomy and Physics from the University of Arizona in 1989, and completed his Astronomy Masters degree (1992) and PhD (1993) from Harvard University. In 1998 and under his leadership, the HighZ Supernova Search team made the startling discovery that the expansion rate of the Universe is accelerating, work that earned him the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics. Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, The United States Academy of Science, and the Royal Society, he was made a Companion of the Order of Australia in 2013.

All lectures are free but you need to reserve your place in advance or contact LJMU Corporate Events and Engagement on 0151 231 3668 or email:

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