Dr Jackson Levi Said, Institute of Space Sciences and Astronomy (ISSA) was invited to deliver a lecture at the L'Observatoire Astronomique de Strasbourg (ObAS) on Friday 18 October 2019. The lecture, entitled “Why Modify Gravity? Can Teleparallel Gravity make the situation better?', highlighted the need to consider new cosmological models. New results from recent cosmological observations support this need.
Part of the research being conducted at ISSA is directed at confronting this observational challenge using new approaches to gravitational theory. ISSA regularly collaborates with leading international research institutions in this work.
ObAS traces its roots to the nineteenth century and has become a leader in research related to astronomy and astrophysics.
ISSA regularly holds public engagement, such as talks and night-sky observations, with the goal of spreading interest in science and communicating the research being done at the University of Malta. More information can be found on the ISSA website and on the ISSA facebook page.