Astronomical Society of Australia honours stargazers at annual conference
Six Australian astronomers will be recognised by the Astronomical Society of Australia (ASA), the country’s professional body for the field.
- Searching for meaning in cold, dark universe: Professor Geraint Lewis from The University of Sydney.
- Using ancient stars as fossils: Madeleine McKenzie from the University of Western Australia and the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR).
- Tracing the origin of fast radio bursts: Dr Keith Bannister from CSIRO in Sydney.
- Does spacetime have memories? Dr Colm Talbot from Caltech (ex-Monash University).
- Finding the most extreme object in the Universe: Dr Joseph Callingham from Leiden University in The Netherlands (formerly of The University of Sydney).
- Illuminating dark matter and dark energy: Professor Tamara Davis from the University of Queensland.
The awards will be presented at the ASA’s Annual Science Meeting, running Monday July 12 to Friday July 16 at hubs in major cities, and online. The conference is hosted by the School of Physics at The University of Melbourne.[continue reading…]