National Science Week: Immersive science II – revealing the invisible universe

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12 August 2018, 2:00pm3:00pm
Location Village Roadshow Theatrette
via Entry 3, La Trobe Street
Accessibility Has wheelchair access

Join Professor Alan Duffy and Dr Rebecca Allen to explore the universe beyond what our eyes can see.

You’ll experience ground-breaking virtual reality technology and have the chance to ask these astrophysicists your burning questions.

Australian scientists are leading the world in probing the universe through ripples in the fabric of space-time and providing unique views of the microscopic world. This is your chance to see these phenomena for yourself!

Please download the free SciVR app for your smartphone before the event.

This initiative is supported by the Australian Government as part of National Science Week. This program has been made possible with the generous support of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav) and Swinburne University of Technology

  • Thursday 16 August 7–8pm – Mountain Goat Brewery event  live-streamed to Mornington, Swan Hill, Daylesford, Maryborough, Whittlesea and Bendigo Libraries.

    More details and bookings for Immersive Science 11: Revealing the invisible universe at Mountain Goat Brewery (Adults only) here.

About Professor Alan Duffy

Alan is 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. He also lectures in physics and science communication at Swinburne University. Every fortnight Alan examines breaking science developments during his space segment on ABC Breakfast news TV and ABC Radio Melbourne with Clare Bowditch and as a regular on Ten’s The project

About Dr Rebecca Allen

Rebecca completed her PhD in astrophysics at Swinburne University of Technology. Her research focuses on using galaxy sizes, measured from Hubble Space telescope images, to reveal clues about their growth and evolution. Now, she uses her expertise and enthusiasm to help inspire the next generation of scientists by communicating the amazing research being done at Swinburne University across all areas of STEM.

Please book below for the State Library event on 12 August