Events

  • Thu
    27
    Feb
    2014
  • Thu
    20
    Mar
    2014
    Thu
    03
    Apr
    2014
    “Black Watch” cruise from Cairns to Singapore
  • Tue
    29
    Apr
    2014
    University of Buckingham, University Public Lecture
  • Fri
    01
    Aug
    2014
    Sri Lanka

    3rd Ray Wijewardene Memorial Lecture

    Discovering Extraterrestrial Life: a Turning Point for Humanity

    By   Prof Chandra Wickramasinghe

     The discovery of extraterrestrial life, or even the confirmation of its existence by homo sapiens, appears to be highly imminent in the year 2014.  This event when it happens will mark the most important turning point in the entire history of human civilisation.  Utilising new knowledge and new opportunities that arise from this discovery will be our challenge in the years ahead…...The lecturer, one of the world’s leading astronomers, is a pioneer of modern studies on the dispersal of extraterrestrial life.......

    http://www.raywijewardene.net/index.html

     

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    04
    Sep
    2014
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    21
    Jun
    2015
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    24
    Jun
    2015
    Hemu Gadhavi Auditorium, Rajkot, Gujarat, India

    The year 2015 is the Birth Centenary year of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity and also Birth Centenary year of Professor Sir Fred Hoyle. General Theory of Relativity is a revolutionary theory of the Universe. Professor Sir Fred Hoyle throughout his whole life gave revolutionary theories about the Universe and was exponent of popularization of science throughout the world.

    With Fred Hoyle SriLanka1981

    The Indian Planetary Society is organizing an International Conference on Einstein’s Theory and the last full day of the Conference will be dedicated to Professor Sir Fred Hoyle. In this International Conference, scientists of National & International repute will give talks on various aspects of the Universe. Participants will also get chance to interact with them in Panel Discussion and Question & Answer session. Along with Science, participants will also get to enjoy Drama and other cultural programs by some of the best Professionals.

     

    Hemu Gadhavi Auditorium, Rajkot, Gujarat, India

  • Wed
    01
    Jul
    2015
    10:00 amChurchill College, Cambridge University

    Life is a Cosmic Phenomenon (The Salish Sea) by North American First Nations “Coast Salish” Artist Chris Paul.
    Dedicated on Canada Day, July 1st, 2015 to the visionary collaboration of Sir Fred Hoyle (on this his 100th Centenary) and Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe (2015/16 Visiting By-Fellow of Churchill College)
    The Salish Sea

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    American First Nations Coast Salish Artist Chris Paul
    American First Nations Coast Salish Artist Chris Paul

    “New ideas, fragile as spring flowers, easily bruised by the tread of the multitude, may yet be cherished by the solitary wanderer”,
    Sir Fred Hoyle, The Black Cloud , 1957 , p142

    "There's something going on in time and space, and beyond time and space, which, whether we like it or not, spells duty",
    Winston Churchill.

    “Amongst a myriad stars
    I stand alone
    And wonder
    How much life and love
    Is there tonight ……. ?”
    Chandra Wickramasinghe, as a young man in Sri Lanka.


    Donated by :

    Cattle Point Arts, Science and Culture Foundation, Oak Bay, Victoria, BC, Canada
    July 1st, 2015 (Canada Day)

    P.S. I am not a scientist. I don't get this. What does it mean?

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    21
    Aug
    2015
    Mon
    24
    Aug
    2015
    The University of Peradeniya, Kandy, Sri Lanka

    The Transition from Earth-Centred Biology to Cosmic Biology

    Why Sri Lanka?

    London, July 20, 2015 :  Stephen Hawking: There is 'no bigger question' in science than the search for extraterrestrial life

    From the 2001 occurrence of Red Rain in Sri Lanka to the 2012 meteorite falls in the Polonnaruwa district some areas of astrobiology research has naturally been focussed on this island. Moreover, University of Ceylon Alumnus Vidya Jyothi Prof. Chandra Wickramasinghe being one of the pioneers of this subject, particularly in relation to panspermia, we consider an interdisciplinary conference to be a timely venture. Recent research in many diverse areas of science from microbiology, studies of comets and cometary dust in the stratosphere to the search for habitable extrasolar planets all point to the relevance of such a conference.

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    The University of Peradeniya recognizing the relevance and importance of this field is pleased to announce the 1st International Conference on Astrobiology to be held in Kandy, Sri Lanka. This conference will provide a timely forum for scientists not only from south Asia, but from around the world who work in the interdisciplinary field of astrobiology — the study of the origin, evolution, distribution, and future of life in the universe — to convene and report on research findings and plan future endeavours.

    NASA SearchforLife

    The field of Astrobiology is a new emerging field encompassing the study of the origin, evolution, distribution, and future of life in the universe: extraterrestrial life and its connection to life on Earth. This interdisciplinary field encompasses the search for habitable environments in our Solar System and habitable planets outside our Solar System, the search for evidence of prebiotic chemistry, laboratory and field research into the origins and early evolution of life on Earth, and studies of the potential for life to adapt to challenges on Earth and in outer space.

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    Life is Everywhere - Convergence to Panspermia

  • Fri
    09
    Oct
    2015
    The Royal Astronomical Society Burlington House, Piccadilly, London

    Click here for the formal announcement for this special day. The Centenary of Fred Hoyle was on 24th June 2015. This specialist discussion on the history of astronomy will examine Fred's impact on all aspects of astrophysics and cosmology. Hoyle is noted primarily for the theory of stellar nucleosynthesis and his controversial stances on other cosmological and scientific matters - in particular his rejection of the "Big Bang" theory. The emphasis will be a retrospective of Hoyle's professional career in advancing astronomy, and his lasting contributions to astronomy. Hoyle's many honours include the RAS Gold Medal (1968), the Bruce Medal (1970), the Royal Medal (1974) and the Crafoord Prize (1997). He served as President of the Society 1971-73.

    14.30 Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe (Univ Buckingham). Fred Hoyle and the foundation of astrobiology as a new discipline. 40 years of friendship and scientific colaboration.

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    Fred Hoyle at lunch at the conference "Frontiers of Astronomy 1975" in honor of his 60th birthday. Visible at the next table is Beatrice Tinsley.
    Fred Hoyle at lunch at the conference "Frontiers of Astronomy 1975" in honor of his 60th birthday. Visible at the next table is Beatrice Tinsley.

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  • Mon
    25
    Apr
    2016
    8:00 pmOxford University Space and Astronomical Society

    Oxford University Space and Astronomical Society meeting on Monday 25th April

    OUSAS

    Prof. Chandra Wickramasinghe will deliver a lecture entitled “Vindication of Cosmic Biology and Future Prospects” on 25th April 2016 at 20.00 hrs

  • Thu
    05
    May
    2016
    Fri
    20
    May
    2016
    Sri Lanka - Ruhuna University and with the Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology

    VISIT TO SRI LANKA

    Chandra Wickramasinghe will be visiting Sri Lanka from 5th-20th May and would be discussing joint projects with Ruhuna University and with the Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology.

  • Mon
    06
    Jun
    2016
    University of Buckingham

    FIRESIDE TALK AT BUCKINGHAM UNIVERSITY

    On June 6 Chandra Wickramasinghe has been invited by Vice Chancellor Sir Anthony Seldon to give an informal fireside talk at the University of Buckingham on his latest research on Cosmic Biology

  • Tue
    18
    Oct
    2016
    3 pm - 7 pmThe Auditorium of the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute, 24, Horton Place, Colombo 07 (0115-754 603)

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    3.00 pm       : Registration and arrival of participants

    3.15 pm       : Welcome speech by our Chairman EFASL or Fellow nominee. Followed by presentation on President Eisenhower

    3.30 pm        : Invited Guest Speaker Prof. Chandra Wickramasinghe, Astrobiologist from Cardiff, UK on the topic "New research shows certainty of extraterrestrial life". Followed by Q & A. Astrobiology website:       http://www.buckingham.ac.uk/research/bcab   Personal website:  www.profchandra.org   ISPA website: www.ispajapan.com

    4.45 pm        : Tea/Coffee break (20 minutes)

    5.15 pm        : Eisenhower Fellow Chandra Jayaratne - recognition of  English Teacher Mr. Gilbert Ranasinghe and at least four (4) Students “Mahinda Kanishta Vidyalaya” off Kurunegala. . Details at the Web:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSTh4Pefl8k or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0gh-nIm5TU#t=16.503921

    5.30 pm        : SLINTEC Overview  Mr. Harin de Silva Wijeyeratne, CEO (15 minutes) followed by “Economic Impact of Nanotechnology” Professor Veranja Karunaratne, Associate Director of SLINTEC. Followed by  Q & A

    6.45 pm        : Vote of thanks

    On behalf of Organizing Committee

    Eisenhower Fellowships Association of Sri Lanka

    September 15, 2016.

     

  • Mon
    13
    Mar
    2017
    Mon
    27
    Mar
    2017
    Black Watch

    Fred Olsen's Black Watch cruise ship on a cruise from Bali to Colombo from 13-27 March 2017.

Life is a Cosmic Phenomenon

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