Movies and public lectures

Siding Spring Observatory - "Eyes on the Sky"

Aerial, interior & time-lapse photography of Siding Spring Observatory and the surrounding region UAV piloting & images: Peter Verwayen (RSAA, The Australian National University) Pete Poulos (iTelescope.Net) Angel Lopez-Sanchez (Australian Astronomical Observatory/Macquarie University) Music: Beyond Jupiter III (by Ivan Chew)

Nobel winner Professor Brian Schmidt's press conference at Parliament House

The ANU Channel on YouTube features ANU Professor Brian Schmidt giving a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, to discuss receiving the Nobel Prize for Physics. He is introduced by ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Young.   Announced in Stockholm, Sweden, the 2011 award is shared with two US scientists -- Professor Adam Riess from Johns Hopkins University and Professor Saul Perlmutter from the University of California, Berkeley.

Black holes and galaxies

Evidence has been accumulating for several decades that many galaxies harbor central mass concentrations that may be in the form of black holes with masses between a few million to a few billion time the mass of the Sun.    In this public lecture, Professor Genzel discusses measurements over the last two decades, employing high resolution infrared and radio imaging and spectroscopy on large ground-based telescopes that prove the existence of such a massive black hole in the centre of our Milky...

The greatest unsolved mysteries of the universe

Which way do comets tails face? Does dark matter exist? Where did the universe come from and what is it made of? What's at the end of the universe?   Dr Paul Francis discusses some of the 'greatest unsolved mysteries of the universe' at The Australian National University on 31 March 2010.   This talk explores the greatest unsolved problems of modern astrophysics, describe why they are hard, and discuss the efforts being made to solve them.   Paul Francis is an astronomer at The Australian...

Black holes at the Large Hadron Collider

We may think we live in a 3D world, but the latest advances in theoretical physics suggest we may occupy just a small slice of reality with many more dimensions.    One consequence of these theories is that many very tiny black holes may be formed by collisions at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).    In this talk, Professor Elizabeth Winstanley will describe how these mini black holes are created, and what happens to them once they have...

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