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We have temporarily paused our public lecture program due to COVID-19. The Centre of Astrophysics and Supercomputing greatly appreciates the ongoing support and hopes to be back running the program soon. 

Past lectures

Date Speaker Institute Topic Location Time
22 February Dr Daniel C. Price Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne University Things that Go Bump in the Night: Fast Radio Bursts and the Search for Life Beyond Earth ATC101 6.30-7.30pm
29 March Professor Andreas Burkert Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich Watching a Little Gas Cloud on its Way into the Galactic Supermassive Black Hole ATC101 6.30-7.30pm
30 May Wayne Thorpe, Krystal De Napoli, Dr Duane W. Hamacher Monash University, Swinburne University Title First Nations, First Astronomers: Swinburne Annual Reconciliation Lecture ATC101 5.30-7.30pm
21 June Poojan Agrawal Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne University Vivid Lives of Stars AMDC301 6.30-7.30pm
19 July Dr Kim Ellis Space Centre, Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne University Space Law – It’s Not Rocket Science EN102 6.30-7.30pm
16 August Debatri Chattopadhyay OzGrav Centre of Excellence, Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing State of the Universe: Gravity and Black Holes AMDC 301 6.30-7.30pm
20 September Renee Spiewak OzGrav Centre of Excellence, Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing The Never-Ending Story of a Star EN103 6.30-7.30pm
18 October Dr Ned Taylor Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing The Cosmic Perspective EN103 6.30-7.30pm
29 November Dr Tiantian Yuan Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing The Unintended Humour of the Universe ATC101 7-8pm
16 December Professor Sheila Kannappan University of North Carolina Truth and Awe in Astronomy

EN103 6.30-7.30pm
Date Speaker Institute Topic Location Time
9 February Dr Emily Petroff ASTRON - the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy The Fast Radio Burst Mystery AMDC301 6.30-7.30pm
16 March Professor Mike Hudson University of Waterloo, Canada Cosmic Mirages: Seeing Dark Matter with Gravitational Lenses AMDC301 6.30-7.30pm
27 April Dr Angel R. Lopez-Sanchez AAO and Macquarie University Capturing the Light of the Universe ATC101 6.30-7.30pm
11 May Associate Professor Jeff Cooke Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing Deeper, Wider, Faster: Chasing the Fastest Bursts in the Universe AMDC301 6.30-7.30pm
1 June Dr Duane Hamacher and Krystal De Napoli Monash University The Rapidly Growing World of Indigenous Astronomy AMDC301 6.30-7.30pm
27 June Professor Lisa Kewley Australian National University Harleywood-Oxygen: Breathing in Stars ATC101 6.30-7.30pm
17 August Dr Rebecca Allen Swinburne University State of the Universe VIII: People Edition ATC101 6.30-7.30pm
19 October Dr Michelle Cluver Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing Hidden Features: Discovery Space in a Reluctant Universe AMDC301 6.30-7.30pm
23 November Associate Professor Tara Murphy Sydney Institute of Astronomy, University of Sydney Breakthrough! The Detection of Gravitational Waves from a Neutron Star Merger ATC101 6.30-7.30pm
7 December Associate Professor Alan Duffy Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing Australia in Space BA201 6.30-7.30pm
Date Speaker Institute Topic Location Time
10 February Associate Professor Emma Ryan-Weber Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne University Cosmology: from the Big Bang to the Formation of Atoms ATC101 6.30-7.30pm
24 March Dr Tyler Bourke SKA, UK The World’s Largest Radio Telescope in your Backyard ATC101 6.30-7.30pm
21 April Dr Themiya Nanayakkara Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne University Rocket Science in Everyday Life ATC101 6.30-7.30pm
12 May Dr Rebecca Allen Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne University Small, Medium, Large: What Galaxy Sizes Reveal About Their Past ATC101 6.30-7.30pm
2 June Dr Duane Hamacher Monash Indigenous Studies Centre, Monash University How do Indigenous Australians Read the Stars? AMDC301 6.30-7.30pm
7 July Dr Patricia Rich Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, Swinburne University When Life Got Really Big - Tales from a Rock Whisperer AMDC301 6.30-7.30pm
18 August Associate Professor Alan Duffy Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne University State of the Universe VII ATC101 6.30-7.30pm
29 September Dr Tiantian Yuan Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne University The Most Ancient Spiral Galaxies Seen through Nature’s Largest Telescopes AMDC301 6.30-7.30pm
20 October Igor Andreoni Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne University The Violent Universe: Explosions, Transient Events and Gravitational Waves AMDC301 6.30-7.30pm
14 November Dr Thomas E. Collett Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, Portsmouth, UK Seeing Double. Looking at the Universe with Gravity's Eyes AMDC301 6.30-7.30pm
8 December Dr Tanya Hill Museums Victoria The Light Fantastic AMDC301 6.30-7.30pm
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