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Public Lecture

Black Holes & Gamma-Rays

By Dr. Martin Topinka, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies.

March 13th 2017
Venue: Physics Building Trinity College Dublin

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About the Lecture

Martin Topinka of the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies will deliver the March 2017 TCD Lecture for Astronomy Ireland.

"Since their discovery in 1970', the nature of gamma-ray bursts have still boggled minds of astronomers and astrophysicists. I will review main achievements in shedding light to this phenomenon and our current understanding of these super powerful cosmological bursts."



About the Lecturer

Martin Topinka graduated from MFF UK (Prague, Czech Rep.) in Astronomy and Theoretical Astrophysics. He got Marie Currie 1 year fellowship at MPA (Garching, Germany) coding MHD simulations and obtained his PhD from UCD (Dublin, Ireland) where he worked under the supervision of prof. Lorraine Hanlon on the data analysis of short transients from INTEGRAL. Then he worked as a post-doc at UCD, being responsible for the Watcher robotic telescope in the GLORIA robotic telescope network. Then he spent 1 year post-doc at CTU (Prague, Czech Republic) in machine-learning applied to astronomy before joining DIAS.




After the lecture there will be a social reception in The Lombard and we encourage all of you to come along for a chat.
All are welcome to attend and free food will be kindly provided by The Lombard.

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A prize draw will be held after the lecture.


Booking Information

Date Monday 13th March
Subject to change - please check back later
Time 8:00p.m.

Physics Department , Fitzgerald Building, Trinity College Dublin.
There is an entrance on Lincoln Place (not far from the Merrion Square end of TCD). If you get the DART or bus to Pearse St, or drive. Use the Science Gallery entrance on Pearse Street (near the corner with Westland Row) There are maps here:  Here

Parking: Mark Street , Marks Lane , Lombard St. East .

Free Parking on the above streets after 7pm
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Admission €10 (€5 Astronomy Ireland members and concessions)
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Acknowledgment: Astronomy Ireland would like to thank the TCD Astrophysics Research Group for hosting AI public lectures in Trinity College Dublin.

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