Other events in Brisbane

Get outer this world

Past event - 2019
21 May Doors open 6:30pm | Start time 7pm | End time 9pm
2019 The Fox Hotel Acadia Room, 71-71 Melbourne St, South Brisbane,
Brisbane 4101
Sold Out!
Delve into the extremes of the galaxy, and even discover what space sounds like!

How to hear the Big Bang

Mr Samuel Hinton (PhD Student, University of Queensland)
We naturally think of sight and sound as being independent senses. But what if, by using a telescope, we can couple them together, and utilise light to listen to audio signals from space? We might even be able to hear the Big Bang!

Samuel Hinton is an astrophysicist and software engineer at the University of Queensland. When not giving public talks, or embarrassing himself on TV, Samuel is hard at work trying to puzzle out the nature of dark energy and dark matter.

Extreme environments: gravity and black holes

Dr Janie Hoormann (Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Queensland)
The strongest gravitational fields we know of are found around black holes. Come and find out how gravity behaves in these extreme environments, how we observe black holes, and why you would not want to get too close to one!

Dr Janie Hoormann received her PhD from Washington University in St. Louis in 2016 where she studied how gravity behaves around black holes. Currently at the University of Queensland, she is a postdoc with the Australian Dark Energy Survey (OzDES).

Quantum technology

Professor Gerard Milburn (Emeritus Professor, University of Queensland)
From the bronze age to the silicon age, the wealth of nations rises and falls on a tide of technological innovation. The future of technology lies in controlling the quantum realm. Hear about emerging quantum technologies, from imaging to AI.

Gerard Milburn is a pioneer of quantum technology. He is a fellow of the Australian Academy of Science and The Royal Society of London.