Relive the excitement of Physics in the Cloud, October 2021. Top comedy, fascinating science, a kids story and even a visit from Ziggy Stardust and his mate Alfred E Newton.
They’ll fill us in on the Breakthrough Starshot Initiative – a plan to send tiny spacecraft to the nearest star, Alpha Centauri for the first time. After launch they will be propelled towards Alpha Centauri by a hugely powerful array of lasers on earth – they’ll surf on the light waves using tiny sails.
But will they ever return?
Includes a lively Q&A session at the end of the talk, with Alessandro Tuniz and Boris Kuhlmey from University of Sydney School of Physics.
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