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Bris Science again

May 17th, 2006


*********** We believe the Universe began in a Big Bang, and is expanding around us. How Big and Old is the Universe? What is in the Universe, and how will it End? Brian will describe how we have used exploding stars, known as supernovae, to track the expansion of the Universe back some 10 Billion years into the past to answer these and other questions.

Brian Schmidt, an astronomer and Federation Fellow from the Mount Stromlo Observatory at the Australian National University, uses distant supernovae to study the Universe. He led a group that discovered that the Universe is expanding at an accelerating rate – a discovery that was named Science Magazine’s Breakthrough of the Year in 1998.

DATE: Monday, May 29

TIME: 6:30pm to 7:30pm (doors open at 6:00pm); complimentary wine, soft drinks, and nibblies follow

VENUE: Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts (420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley; see www.jwcoca.qld.gov.au for a map; parking is available on Berwick St next door)

This free talk is open to all and there is no need to book.

Please forward this announcement on to friends or colleagues. I can also send you a poster for your workplace – just let me know whether you’d prefer an electronic or paper copy.

For further information, have a look at www.BrisScience.org. Don’t hesitate to contact Jennifer Dodd (0408 796 357, [email protected]) with any questions. Looking forward to seeing you on the night!

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  1. May 18th, 2006 at 15:17 | #1

    I know Brian. Smart guy. And his wife is a very good economist too…

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