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Dirac Lecture 2012: The Accelerating Universe

Nobel Laureate Professor Brian P. Schmidt

Date: 

Thursday, 19 July, 2012 - 14:00

Where: 

Tyree Room, Scientia Building, UNSW

Hosts: 

Faculty of Science

Type of event: 

Lecture

Audience / Guests: 

Public / All

Cost: 

Free


The Accelerating Universe

The Dirac Lecture 2012 is presented by Nobel Laureate Professor Brian P. Schmidt

Sponsored by the Australian Institute of Physics NSW and Royal Society of NSW


Biography

Brian P. Schmidt is a Distinguished Professor, Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow and astrophysicist.

He is known for his research in using supernovae as cosmological probes. He currently holds an Australia Research Council Federation Fellowship and was elected to the Royal Society in 2012.

Schmidt shared both the 2006 Shaw Prize in Astronomy and the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics with Saul Perlmutter and Adam Riess for providing evidence that the expansion of the universe is accelerating.

 

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