6 Oct 2015

How to discover a planet from your sofa

From Nine To Noon, 10:10 am on 6 October 2015

Chris Lintott is an astrophysics professor from the University of Oxford and presenter of The Sky at Night TV programme. He is in New Zealand to talk about, galaxy evolution, the discovery of new planets and ask whether aliens are out there somewhere. He is the keynote speaker at the Aoraki MacKenzie Starlight Festival (from 9th October to 11th October) and will give public talks "How to discover a planet from your sofa" in Auckland on (3rd October) and in Wellington (5th October). "The lonely universe" in Christchurch (7th October) and "Is the Milky Way Special?" in Twizel (10th October). Chris Lintott is currently co-director of the Programme on Computational Cosmology and Citizen Science Project Lead in the Department of Physics at the University of Oxford and a Research Fellow of New College, Oxford. His research focuses on star and galaxy evolution.