Chris North

Chris North

Dr Chris North is the Ogden Science Lecturer in Cardiff University's School of Physics and Astronomy. He also holds an STFC Public Engagement Fellowship entitled "The Dawn of Gravitational Wave Astronomy". Chris is also an astronomy researcher by training, focusing most recently on the Herschel Space Observatory.


Latest posts


Pythagorean Astronomy: Stephen Hawking Remembered

Posted on 28 March 2018 by Chris North

Earlier this month the world was saddened to hear of the death of Professor Stephen Hawking, arguably one of the most famous physicists of recent times. He died peacefully at the age of 76, having lived with the debilitating condition of motor neurone disease which he was diagnosed with in his early 20s. Despite that
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Pythagorean Astronomy: BONUS – Stephen Hawking’s Theories

Posted on 28 March 2018 by Chris North

To accompany the March episode of Pythagorean Astronomy remembering Professor Stephen Hawking, we’re also releasing the uncut(!) version of the interview with Professor Peter Coles, in which he discusses the theories for which Stephen Hawking is famous – in particular Hawking radiation. Don’t forget to listen to the full March 2018 episode. An added bonus
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Summer Internships

Posted on 28 March 2018 by Chris North

The School of Physics and Astronomy invites applications from motivated undergraduates for Summer Internship positions. Successful applicants will spend 6-8 weeks in Cardiff working with researchers, staff and students within the school. We are currently offering the following projects: Gravitational Waves Outreach Internship (any undergraduate) Gravitational Waves Research Internship (any undergraduate) *deadline1st April 2018* Ogden Trust Internship (Cardiff Undergraduates only)
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Subscribe to our podcast

Posted on 11 January 2018 by Chris North

You can now subscribe to the Pythagorean Astronomy podcast, using your favourite Podcast service – just add our feed address to whatever service you use: feeds.feedburner.com/PythagoreanAstronomy Some suggestions: Subscribe on iTunes Download the Podcast Republic Android app and search for “Pythagorean Astronomy”
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Pythagorean Astronomy: Gravity and Light

Posted on 25 October 2017 by Chris North

On 16th October a huge team of astronomers announced to the world that they had detected, for the first time, gravitational waves and light from the same event. That event was the collision of two neutron stars in a galaxy around 130 million light year away. The signal was first detected by the LIGO and
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