Martin Hendry

Report from Mr Law

Martin Hendry (MBE), Professor of Gravitational Astrophysics and Cosmology and Head of the school of Physics and Astronomy at Glasgow University came to OLHS on Friday to enlighten students of the new Higher Physics course with particular regard to the cosmology unit.

Topics explored included black holes, red shift, Hubble and the expansion of our universe. Further discourse was generated from the existence of other universes and dimensions, the concept of a rubber universe and even touched upon the LIGO project and gravitational waves.

The audience included Higher Physics students from schools around the Motherwell area: Brannock, Braidhurst, Dalziel, Clyde Valley, St Aidans, Coltness and of course OLHS. Many thanks to Professor Hendry for taking the time to come along and engage with so many of our physics elite.  Very entertaining and certainly instructive.

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