Today I visited The Kings School in Grantham to talk about my current and future research interests with students. This was the first of their physics cafes where lecturers are invited to talk to the students in an informal setting and current topics in physics.
I briefly talk about Saturn’s rings and my own interests in the narrow F ring (illustrated below with the two nearby moons Prometheus and Pandora. Then we moved on to other topics like gravitational waves and how the Earth’s climate might be altered by the movement of the Sun in the Milkyway.
We finished with some cake and the students asking questions on various areas of astrophysics from pulsars to exoplanet detection methods.