Monday May 29 2006

The Universe from Beginning to End

Professor Brian Schmidt

We believe the Universe began in a Big Bang, and is expanding around us. How Big and Old is the Universe? What is in the Universe, and how will it End? Brian will describe how we have used exploding stars, known as supernovae, to track the expansion of the Universe back some 10 Billion years into the past to answer these and other questions.

  • Time: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
  • Venue: Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts (see here for how to get there)
  • Refreshments: There will be complimentary drinks and nibblies following the talk, and Brian will be available to answer any questions.
  • Questions? Contact Jennifer (0408 796 357 or jdodd@physics.uq.edu.au).
  • Prof Brian Schmidt is a Federation Fellow in the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the Australian National University.

    He uses distant supernovae to study the Universe, and led a group that discovered that the Universe’s expansion is accelerating – a discovery that was named Science Magazine’s Breakthrough of the Year in 1998.

    Download a poster for the talk here.

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