The spectacular advances of modern astronomy have opened our horizon on an unexpected cosmos: a dark, mysterious universe, populated by enigmatic entities we know very little about, like black holes, or nothing at all, like dark matter and dark energy.Join Gianfranco Bertone as he discusses 'multimessenger astronomy', combining the traditional approach based on the observation of light from celestial objects, with a new method based on other 'messengers' – such as gravitational waves, neutrinos, and cosmic rays – that carry information from otherwise inaccessible corners of the universe.
Copies of Gianfranco's book 'A tale of two infinities' are available from amazon and all good bookshops.
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About the speaker
Gianfranco Bertone is Professor of Theoretical Astroparticle Physics at the Center of Excellence in Gravitation and Astroparticle Physics of the U. of Amsterdam, GRAPPA (Gravitation, AstroParticle Physics Amsterdam), where he leads a research team investigating topics at the interface between particle physics and cosmology.
Since June 2019, he is the founding director of the European Consortium for Astroparticle Physics (EuCAPT).
Beside scientific research and teaching, Gianfranco is active in science outreach, and involved in various initiatives to advocate the importance of scientific culture.
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