Movies and public lectures

Tales of stars and stellar systems - part 1

In the first of this two-part video Dr Helmut Jerjen tells 'Tales of stars and stellar systems' . The event is part of Mount Stromlo's Centenary Celebrations.   Astronomy has arguably had the single largest impact on the development of science, human society and culture over the past 10,000 years. On our journey through space and time we will explore the glorious life of our sun, learn how astrophysical knowledge acquired 100 years ago can help to solve the energy crisis on Earth today, and...

RSAA Researchers at TEDx

Over the past two years, RSAA researches Professor Brian Schmidt and Dr. Charley Lineweaver have been presenting talks at TEDx (Technology, Entertainment, Design), sharing their ideas, thoughts and research on the nature of the Universe.   Dr. Charley Lineweaver - Science, Humility and the Fallacy of the Planet of the Apes (Canberra, September 2013) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lRul_wt6-w   Professor Brian Schmidt - There is Certainty in Uncertainty (Canberra, September 2012) http://www....

3-D relativistic galactic jet supercomputer simulation

This is a movie rendered in three dimensions of a supercomputer simulation of a powerful relativistic jet interacting with dense clouds surrounding an active galactic nucleus. If the clouds were left to themselves, they would form stars but the jet pushes the clouds away from the nucleus, inhibiting further star formation and preventing further mass from flowing into the black hole. Simulation and movies by Geoff Bicknell and Alexander Wagner.

Tales of stars and stellar systems - part 2

In the second and final part of this two-part video Dr Helmut Jerjen continues his 'Tales of stars and stellar systems' . The event is part of Mount Stromlo's Centenary Celebrations.   Astronomy has arguably had the single largest impact on the development of science, human society and culture over the past 10,000 years. On our journey through space and time we will explore the glorious life of our sun, learn how astrophysical knowledge acquired 100 years ago can help to solve the energy crisis...

Paul Davies - The eerie silence: are we alone in the Universe?

Professor Paul Davies gives this public lecture entitled: The eerie silence: Are we alone in the Universe? on Friday, 18 May 2012 at The Australian National University. Paul Davies is a theoretical physicist, cosmologist, astrobiologist and best-selling author. He is Regents' Professor at Arizona State University, where he directs the Beyond Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science -- a cosmic think tank that tackles the "big questions" of existence, from the origin of the universe to the...

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