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Norman Lockyer Fellow selected to give Lord Kelvin lecture

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 June 2007 16:07
Published on Thursday, 07 June 2007 00:00
Dr Roberto Trotta, who holds the RAS Norman Lockyer Fellowship, has been selected to give the BA's 2007 Lord Kelvin lecture in recognition of his work in science communication.

Dr Trotta is based at the University of Oxford where he carries out research into cosmology, including the properties of dark energy and dark matter and the large- scale structure of the Universe.

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His lecture ‘Does the Universe need Humankind? The Strange Case of Intelligent Observers in the Cosmos’ examines exactly what makes the Universe habitable and asks whether our Universe is unique or just part of a much large ‘multiverse’.

Dr Trotta will give his lecture on Thursday 13th September at the BA Festival of Science in York.

Dr Roberto Trotta's home page http://www-astro.physics.ox.ac.uk/~rxt/

The BA: 2007 Award Lectures http://www.the-ba.net/the-BA/Events/FestivalofScience/WhatsOn/AwardLectures/AwardLectures2007.htm