The sixth speaker in the series is Dr Roberto Trotta.
Roberto Trotta is a theoretical cosmologist at Imperial College London, where he studies dark matter, dark energy and the Big Bang, and an STFC Public Engagement Fellow. After obtaining an MSc(hons) in Physics from ETH Zurich and a PhD in Theoretical Physics from the University of Geneva, he moved to Oxford where he was the Lockyer Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society at Oxford University, and a Junior Fellow of St Anne's, before being appointed at Imperial in 2008.
Dr Trotta is the recipient of numerous awards for his research, teaching and science communication activities, including the Lord Kelvin Award of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, the Michelson Prize of Case Western Reserve University and an Imperial College President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. He was named as one of the 100 Global Thinkers 2014 by Foreign Policy magazine (Nov 2014), for "junking astronomy jargon".
Schedule of his lecture series
|Date and Time||City||Topic||Venue|
|Monday 13 February 2017 at 2.30 PM||Chennai||Junking Jargon and the Power of Simplicity||Tamil Nadu Science and Technology Centre|
|Monday 13 February 2017 at 5 PM||Chennai||Measuring the Expansion History of the Universe||IIT|
|Tuesday 14 February 2017 at 6.30 PM||Pune||Why Society Needs Cosmology||Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA)|
|Thursday 16 February 2017 at 11 AM||Ahmedabad||The Power of Simplicity||Science City Auditorium|
|Friday 17 February 2017 at 10 AM||Mumbai||Is the All-There-Is all there is? Intimations of our place in the cosmos||J V Parekh International School|