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Our inaugural meeting was on the 8th November 2010 and we officially formed in February 2011.
AAS holds monthly meetings, often with guest speakers.

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AAS is able to host discussions on subjects as varied as Dark Energy through to 'How dark is your sky'.

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Next meeting is October 28th

The next meeting of the Abergavenny Astronomy Society is on Monday October 28th in the King’s Head, Abergavenny at 7:30pm.

This month we have a real treat for those interested is cosmology.  Professor Prem Kumar (Professor of Theoretical Physics with the Particle Physics and Cosmology Theory Group, Swansea University) will be discussing Decoding black holes via holography.

Black holes are amongst the most fascinating objects in the universe. Ranging from a few solar masses to a million solar masses, they hold the key to our understanding of the nature of spacetime and how quantum mechanics can be reconciled with gravity. Prof. Kumar will review some remarkable theoretical developments that have revealed deep connections between black hole physics and seemingly unrelated physical phenomena. The emergence of gravitational wave astronomy in recent years means that some of these remarkable aspects of black holes maybe tested and revealed in the immediate future.

Prof. Kumar’s specialization is in the areas of Quantum Field Theory and String Theory, and he is interested in exploring physics that lies at the interface of these two subjects, bridging strongly quantum  and gravitational phenomena.

After schooling in Calcutta, India and subsequently a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras in ‘93, he pursued postgraduate studies in Theoretical Physics at  Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh USA and obtained a PhD in 1998. Following this Prof. Kumar held postdoctoral research positions at the University of Washington, Seattle and at Cambridge University before joining Swansea University in 2005.

Don’t miss this presentation by a local professor working at the cutting edge of cosmology,

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