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Cafe Scientifique: How Did the Moon Get There?

How Did the Moon Get There? - Dr. Vincent Eke, Reader in Physics, Durham University

Rocks returned to Earth by the Apollo astronauts 50 years ago profoundly changed our view of how the Moon formed. This talk will review our current understanding of the Moon's formation, explaining planet formation more generally, radioactive dating of lunar rocks, and how computer simulations
are being used to try to infer what happened 4.5 billion years ago.

Vincent Eke is a Reader in the Department of Physics at Durham University. His research interests span a range of scales, from the Moon right up to clusters of galaxies, and his work helped NASA discover water ice in the Cabeus crater near the lunar south pole.


Tue 18 Feb

8pm

Today's Price:
£4.50 suggested donation / Students free

Seating:
Unreserved