The Big Bang and Dark Energy
Associate Professor Michael Drinkwater, Dr. Kevin Pimbblet and Dr. Tamara Davis
Did the Big Bang happen? How can we be sure? What evidence is there at the present time for the Big Bang happening? What is dark energy? How is it connected to the Big Bang? How are astronomers currently looking for dark energy?
In this presentation, three astronomers from the University of Queensland will give an entertaining tour of these and other modern Big Questions in science with a theatrical flavour. In particular, they will describe their work on an ambitious 4-year Australian project to measure dark energy.