Immersive Science: The Next Frontier in Australian Astronomy (Family)
Join astronomers Dr Alan Duffy and Dr Katie Mack to guide you through the Universe in an immersive science event blending a live talk and virtual reality in partnership with the State Library of Victoria to allow you to explore the Solar System, map galaxies and see black holes.
|When:||Sunday, August 13 2017. 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM|
State Library of Victoria, 328 Swanston Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000
|Topic:||Space and astronomy|
Join astronomers Dr Alan Duffy and Dr Katie Mack on an exploration of the universe in an immersive science talk blending live events and virtual reality. Learn how Australia’s astronomers are leading the world in understanding the cosmos around us, from our own solar system to mapping out galaxies and seeing colliding black holes.
You can also download the SciVR app to your smartphone or tablet to enjoy these astronomical wonders in your own personal virtual reality tour.
Your presenters on this virtual voyage through the cosmos are:
Dr Alan Duffy – a computational astrophysicist at Swinburne University of Technology creating baby universes on supercomputers to understand how galaxies like our Milky Way form and grow within vast halos of invisible dark matter. When not exploring simulated universes Alan lectures in physics as well as science communication at Swinburne University. Every fortnight Alan tries to explain breaking science on his space segment with ABC Breakfast News TV, ABC Radio Melbourne with Clare Bowditch and is a regular on Ten’s The project.
Dr Katherine (Katie) Mack – a theoretical astrophysicist. Her work focuses on finding new ways to learn about the early universe and fundamental physics using astronomical observations, probing the building blocks of nature by examining the cosmos on the largest scales. Throughout her career as a researcher at Caltech, Princeton, Cambridge and now Melbourne University, she has studied dark matter, black holes, cosmic strings, and the formation of the first galaxies in the universe. Katie is also an active online science communicator and is passionate about science outreach. As a science writer she has been published by Slate, Sky & Telescope, Time.com, the Economist tech blog ‘Babbage’ and other popular publications.
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