Wave of the Century

Originally published in ANU Reporter: The discovery of gravitational waves is the culmination of a search by a generation of ANU physicists, reports¬†DR PHIL DOOLEY, BSc (Hons) '90, PhD '99. An excited hush fell over the briefing room at Parliament House as Professor David McClelland stepped up to the microphone. "I'm pretty sure you all … Continue reading Wave of the Century

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Using antimatter to find weirdo supernovae

Fiona Panther is searching out galaxy for antimatter - no it's not science fiction, she's after anti - electrons, called positrons. It'll help her to study supernovae - exploding stars. https://youtu.be/qDCMuhTXo_Y Fi is a PhD student at ANU Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Mt Stromlo. Filmed at Physics in the Pub, 2016, Smith's Alternative. … Continue reading Using antimatter to find weirdo supernovae

Gravitational Waves – behind the scenes

I had the honour to interview David Reitze, one of the leaders in gravitational wave physics, when he visited Canberra earlier this year. Bit surprised he wasn't one of the Nobel laureates... but anyway, ahead of the exciting announcement tomorrow, (what have they found this time?!),¬† here's the interview. https://youtu.be/AYcH-qtKxuo   And for those who … Continue reading Gravitational Waves – behind the scenes