The formal colloquium of the Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of
Sciences it the main ongoing periodic series of lectures in physics and
related science, of interest to members of the Institute. It is held from
1977. Colloquium speakers are primarily domestic and foreign scholars of
established reputation, but also less-known physicists with remarkable and
current scientific achievements. The colloquium is held once a month from
September to June, usually at 3:15 PM on the last Tuesday of the month in
the Auditorium of the Institute of Physics. Colloquia are open to the
public, and are preceded by a coffee/the reception at the Institute.
For future information about the colloquia, pleace contact Prof. Dr. hab. Tomasz Dietl
(email@example.com), current chairman of the colloquium committee.
NOTICE OF NEXT COLLOQUIUM
We are pleased to announce that on February 20th 2018 (Tuesday)
at 15:15 in the Institute of Physics, in the L. Sosnowski's auditorium
will be held colloquium of the Institute of Physics PAS, in which:
Dr. hab. Szymon Kozłowski
from Warsaw University Observatory,
will give a lecture entitled:
Quasars as probes of distant Universe
We cordially invite to attend the colloquium and please to inform other interested persons.
Before the colloquium, at 14:45, participants are welcome for coffee, tea and biscuits.
Quasars are the brightest continuous sources of light in the Universe.
They may serve as "standard rulers", enabling the measurement of
distances not available with other methods.
I will review basic physical and observational properties of these
objects. In particular I will concentrate on the black hole mass and
luminosity measurement methods, and then on how the luminosity may
provide clues for both the distances in and properties of the Universe.