6:30 pm, Thursday February 20th 2020
The Braggs lecture theatre in the Braggs building
University of Adelaide (North Terrace campus)
On the 2019 Nobel Prize
“A short history of the universe – as we understand it today”
Prof. Rachel Webster
University of Melbourne
Most of the universe is made of Hydrogen; indeed, in the early universe, there were essentially no elements heavier than Hydrogen and Helium. During this talk Professor Webster will trace the history of the universe, using Hydrogen as the primary focus. She will explain the bits we understand and some of the key questions we are addressing today. The efforts of Australian astronomers will be highlighted, as well as some of the new telescopes that will be operating in the next few years.
The Bronze Bragg medals and merit certificates will be presented at the lecture.
The medals are awarded for highest achievement in Physics in 2019 in the SACE Stage 2 assessments and IB Higher Level Physics, with certificates being for students who achieved a merit or a grade of 7.