The 2022 Women in Physics Lectureship tour kicks off at the end of May and runs through to September.
Astrophysicist Associate Professor Katarina Miljkovic from Curtin University will be giving a lecture series entitled ‘Impacts! Rocks from space colliding with planets’.
Only in the mid-20th century was it confirmed that impact craters on planets are formed by meteorite strikes. Since then, many space missions have mapped planetary surfaces and provided data about impact craters. Impacts have played a key role in the evolution of rocky planet surfaces.
Assoc Prof Miljkovic will outline her work on the physics behind the impact process. She is advancing our understanding of the structure and evolution of the Solar System by using data from the NASA space missions with which she collaborates.
The Women in Physics Lectureship is awarded annually to recognise and publicise significant contributions by a woman to advancing a field of physics and to inspire future physicists.
Assoc Prof Miljkovic will be giving her lecture to schools, academics, and the general public.
Catch a speak peek of what she’ll be talking about in Impact: Beyond the Night Sky (2020), a short documentary written and directed by Kath Dooley. This immerse, 360, virtual-reality documentary was a finalist in the best experimental film category at the 2022 Atom Awards.
The currently confirmed dates for the lecture tour are:
- NSW: 30 May – 1 Jun
- ACT: 2 – 3 Jun
- QLD: 18 – 20 Jul
- VIC: 27 – 28 Jul
- TAS: 8 – 10 Aug
- SA: 6 – 8 Sep
- WA: 22 Sep
Further tour dates in WA are TBA. Watch out on social media and in next month’s newsletter for venues and times.
“When imagining the space in our Solar System, many people think of a dark silent void but the space around us is not empty; it is filled with particles, with dust, and with rocks – some very small and some large. The history of our Universe is a history of impacts - when things collide.”
– Assoc Prof Katarina Miljkovic in Impact: Beyond the Night Sky (2020).
Photo credit: TAKE2STEM.