The hard questions

The easy part’s the answer The resolution to the cadence, the final pose of the dancer The hard work’s dynamic tension build the elegant clash, the clarity in a question   World shaking shift of continental drift Earthquaking violence from a pace so placid The twist in dioxy-ribonucleic acid   Einstein astride a soaring light … Continue reading The hard questions

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Adelaide Fringe shows!

Excited to be in Adelaide in 2019 for my first Fringe!  Doing seven shows in six days, all at the Rob Roy Hotel, 106 Halifax St South Adelaide. Tuesday 12th March: Physics in the Pub  (booked out)     Wednesday 13 March - Solo Show The Most Amazing Planet in the Universe - an Astronomer's Ode to Earth … Continue reading Adelaide Fringe shows!

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