James Binney: A short introduction to astrophysics

  • Play:
  • Song Name: astrophysics
  • Year: 2019

Astrophysics is the science of the stars, and more widely the science of the Universe. During this stellar event, Prof James Binney presents extracts from his Very Short Introduction to Astrophysics (OUP). You will learn about the rapid expansion of the field in the last century, with vast quantities of data gathered by telescopes exploiting all parts of the electromagnetic spectrum, and the great advance of computing power, which has allowed increasingly effective mathematical modelling.