The Science of Galaxy Zoo - Perimeter Institute Public Lecture on April 7

WATERLOO, ON, March 17 /CNW/ - Since its launch in 2007, the 'Galaxy Zoo' website has become the largest astronomical collaboration in history, involving over a hundred thousand volunteers in classifying galaxies.

On Wednesday, April 7, as part of PI's Public Lecture Series, Dr. Chris Lintott, principal investigator of the Galaxy Zoo project, will offer an engaging presentation of the weird and wonderful objects identified by Galaxy Zoo users, a few tales from the ups and downs of citizen science, and a review of the intimate connections between the delicate process of galaxy formation and the evolution of our universe.

Chris Lintott is a researcher at the University of Oxford, where he is also a junior research fellow of Somerville College. At Galaxy Zoo, he has been responsible for turning the efforts of thousands of volunteers into science. Chris is also the co-author of the book 'Bang!' with Patrick Moore and Queen guitarist Brian May, now available in 14 different languages.

Dr. Lintott's lecture, entitled "The Science of Galaxy Zoo or What 250,000 Astronomers can tell us about the Universe" will be held Wednesday, April 7 at 7:00 pm in Waterloo, Ontario.

Additional details can be found at www.perimeterinstitute.ca.

ABOUT PERIMETER INSTITUTE:

Canada's Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics is an independent, non-profit, scientific research and educational outreach organization where international scientists cluster to push the limits of our understanding of physical laws and develop new ideas about the very essence of space, time, matter and information. The Institute, located in Waterloo, also provides a wide array of educational outreach activities to share the joy of scientific research, discovery and innovation. In partnership with the Governments of Ontario and Canada, PI is a successful example of private and public collaboration in science research and education.

SOURCE Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

For further information: For further information: Media Inquiries: Angela Robinson, arobinson@perimeterinstitute.ca, (519) 569-7600 x5051

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