Workin’ like a gherkin

Quickly updated my Dr Phil Live page, and realised I have a busy few months across four cities! COMING UP... Wednesday May 9: Colliding Stars, Quantum Particles and Hawking's Black Hole Legacy (Physics in the Pub) - Smiths Alternative, Canberra Friday May 11: Colliding Black Holes, Quasiparticles and a low energy future (Physics in the … Continue reading Workin’ like a gherkin

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Would you let me put drugs in your brain?

The amazing Dr Kiara Bruggeman gets all Dr Seuss with her rhyme about her PhD research to develop a bandaid for the brain. Previously she won FameLab people's choice award with this piece. https://youtu.be/mZ-bmN7RMc0   Filmed at Health and Medical in the Pub at Smiths Alternative in Canberra. Supported by National Science Week ACT, ANU … Continue reading Would you let me put drugs in your brain?

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

How twisting a belt explains the Universe

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 … Continue reading How twisting a belt explains the Universe