Professor Rod Boswell from ANU shows off a nanosatellite and explains how they are revolutionising the space industry.
From Physics in the Pub 2016, a great set from Leon Twardy about sound waves, how microphones work, and how an acoustic guitar steals energy from the future.
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.
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. Supported by Australian Institute of Physics and National Science Week.
Quantum physics is all about the simplest things in the universe. Matter – electrons and quarks (which make up neutrons and protons), and interactions – photons, forces etc.
The difference between the two is a simple rotation. It’s secret quantum mechanics knowledge, says head of ANU Dept of Quantum Physics, Professor Craig Savage.
Here he is proving it:
Filmed at Physics in the Pub ACT, 2016, August 17 at Smiths Alternative Bookshop
Why was Pluto demoted? Even after the successful flypast in 2015, he was still not reinstated. Sing along and help him get back in with the big boys.
(… just a hint… he’s got no chance)
With apologies to Labi Siffre, and Madness…