To celebrate his recent election to the Australian Academy of Science, Director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery(OzGRav), Professor Matthew Bailes will share with you where it all started.

Having become fascinated with Einstein's theory of relativity through his study of neutron stars, Matthew will describe how this led to the founding of OzGrav and the Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing at Swinburne. He will then provide an enlightening introduction on how modern tests of Einstein's General Theory of Relativity are conducted using giant radio telescopes. Using modern augmented reality tools, Matthew will highlight some of the incredible science being performed at Swinburne that sheds light on the nature of space and time.

The presentation will follow with light refreshments in the Sky Lounge.

Note: This event won't be live streamed but will be recorded.

Image source: NASA & ESA

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