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!

The Most Amazing Planet – Dr Phil on Tour

Tickets on sale now for shows in Canberra, Melbourne and Adelaide Fringe.  Melbourne earlybird tickets on sale until the Friday 11 January - snap them up! The Most Amazing Planet in the Universe An Astronomers Ode to Earth We like to think we are special and we live on the only planet. But astronomers have … Continue reading The Most Amazing Planet – Dr Phil on Tour

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

Space technology for a world of problems

The benefits of satellites are far-reaching and versatile. They can improve productivity on farms, locate people stranded in disaster zones, and even track sports performance. Naohiko Kohtake’s research area of space once seemed among the least practical realms. But his work solves real-world problems for everyday people working on the land, looking for safety, or … Continue reading Space technology for a world of problems