UTas will be live streaming lecture by Nobel Laureate Brian Schmidt

As part of National Science week in Australia, the 2011 Nobel Laureate for Physics, Brian Schmidt will be presenting a lecture on the Accelerating University from Hobart on Wednesday 20th August.   The lecture will be streamed live from the University of Tasmania via livestream at 11am (UK time)

Professor Schmidt is leader of the High-Redshift Supernova Search Team and is currently based at the Australian National University’s Mount Stromlo Observatory.

In 1998, two teams traced back the expansion of the universe over billions of years and discovered that it was accelerating, a startling discovery that suggests that more than 70% of the cosmos is contained in a previously unknown form of matter, called Dark Energy.  In his lecture Professor Schmidt will describe this discovery and explain how astronomers have used observations to trace our universe's history back more than 13 billion years, leading them to ponder the ultimate fate of the cosmos.

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