Monday 17 May, 2010

The Square Kilometre Array: Unveiling the Dark Universe

Speaker: Professor Brian Boyle, CSIRO SKA Director

Professor Brian Boyle
Professor Brian Boyle

The Square Kilometre array is an international project to build the world’s largest radiotelescope.

Comprising over 3000 antennas distributed over a continental scale, the telescope will be used to address some of the most fundamental outstanding questions in contemporary astronomy and physics; What is nature of dark matter and dark energy?  Did Einstein have the last word on gravity? How and when did the first stars form in the Universe?

Professor Boyle will describe the ways in which the Square Kilometre Array will contribute to our knowledge in these areas, as well as the technological challenges in information technology and renewable energy that constructing the telescope will pose.

  • Time: 6:30pm to 7:30pm (Doors open at 6pm)
  • Venue: Long Room, Customs House at Riverside
  • Refreshments: There will be complimentary drinks and nibblies following the talk, and Professor Boyle will be available to answer any questions
  • Questions? Contact Lynelle (

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