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University of Tasmania, Physics Lecture Thearte 1, Sandy Bay Campus, Hobart

Clark Road
Sandy Bay, Tasmania 7005 Australia

April 2018

Public Lecture – From Mad Scientists to Eco-Warriors: The changing image of scientists in fiction and film

April 10, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Adjunct Associate Professor Roslynn Haynes School of English, Media and Performing Arts, University of New South Wales For approximately 600 years, from 1380 to 1980, scientists or their predecessors, the alchemists and natural philosophers, fared ill at the hands of writers and, later, film makers. They were obsessed to the point of madness, or evil, amoral, arrogant, impersonal, and inhuman. At best, they were well intentioned but blind to the dangers of forces they barely controlled. They were Faustus and…

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May 2018

Public Lecture – Shedding Light on Dark Matter

May 10, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Professor Chris Power of the University of Western Australia will review what the latest observations and numerical simulations are telling us about dark matter. He will also speculate on what we might learn in the coming years, especially as observation, theory, and experiment place more stringent limits on what the dark matter can be.

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November 2019

PUBLIC LECTURE – 28 November 2019

November 28, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The quest for new physics Professor Raymond Volkas, School of Physics, The University of Melbourne The standard model of particle physics is an extremely successful theory, but we know that it is an incomplete description of nature. I will review the evidence for “new physics”: interactions and particles that extend the standard model. The evidence ranges from the experimental detection of neutrino masses through the existence of dark matter to puzzles such as the lack of antimatter in the universe…

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