Date: 27 September 2017
Venue: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Students: 4D CHAN Ka-wing Karen, HUNG Tsz-ching, LAM Wing-hei, LAW Mam-lok
On 27th September 2017, four committees of Astronomy Club participated in the ˇ§Shaw Prize Lecture in Astronomyˇ¨ held by Hong Kong University of Science and Technology at their Sai Kung campus.
Prof Simon D M White, prize winner and the director at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, introduced and explained how the tiny density fluctuations in early universe he found has developed into the galaxies and other non-linear structures seen in today's universe using power numerical simulation. He also demonstrated how he used strong scientific evidence in supporting a cosmology with a flat geometry, and dominations by dark matter and a cosmological constant.
Our committees understood the great achievement of Prof White has laid the foundation of our future work. Through more precise calculations, human can understand more about the appearance of the universe. They have gained a lot from the lecture and their interest in Astronomy is further aroused.