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May 29th, 2006

BrisScience: THE UNIVERSE FROM BEGINNING TO END – Brian Schmidt

*********** 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.
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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. marc
    May 30th, 2006 at 12:09 | #1

    I don’t know what BrisScience as, but as a Jew, I must admit it is pretty evocative. And seeing that term in the same sentence as the Big Bang, well… I don’t think most males are really interested in a big bang during or immediately after their bris. Maybe as a last shot (temporarily) just before the act, in spirit similar to a bachelor party (if we are talking about an adult rather than a newborn).

  2. smiths
    May 30th, 2006 at 12:55 | #2

    i am not a scientist, i dont undserstand quantum mechanics, action at a distance or perceived red shift in space,

    but i have this thing i call my senses,
    and my senses tell me that the big bang is total bull***t,
    way to easy
    way too simplistic,
    way too ridiculous,
    something out of nothing,

    i dont buy it for one nanosecond

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