Seeing back to the Big Bang: the SKA telescope’s unlimited potential

anuevents 14 March 2014

Nobel Laureate Professor Brian Schmidt, Professor Brian Boyle and Dr Lisa Harvey-Smith, with forum host ABC 666 presenter Genevieve Jacobs, will tackle one of the most exciting science and technology projects of this century, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope.

Based in remote Western Australia and South Africa the SKA will be the largest and most powerful radio-telescope ever built when complete, and has almost unimaginable potential.

The high-powered panel will address all the big issues: Will the telescope really be able to see back to the birth of the universe? How will the telescope detect the possibility of life in other galaxies? What will the SKA tell us about whether Einstein was right about gravity and the other laws of physics?

Please join us for this free public forum, as three inspiring speakers answer your questions about a project that will change the way we think about our place in the universe.

Read the speaker biographies here.

When: Tuesday 25 March, 1-2.30pm
Where: Theatre, lower ground floor, National Library of Australia, Parkes Place, Canberra
Register here.

This Inspiring Australia initiative is supported by the Australian Government through the Department of Industry, in partnership with Science & Technology Australia and Research Training at The Australian National University.

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