Scientists literally shine light in the darkness of our cosmos – the universe we all live in. Renowned cosmologist Carl Sagan described science’s critically powerful role of helping us understand and learn about our universe as a “candle in the darkness”.
Catalyst is privileged to be joined by distinguished astrophysicist, Professor Brian Boyle, who will talk with us about how discoveries in the fields of astronomy, astrophysics and cosmology – such as dark energy and expansion of the universe – are continuing to shine more light on the universe and our understanding of it.
Professor Boyle is a Scottish astrophysicist and founder of the Nobel award winning Supernova Cosmology Project, with primary research interests in the fields of quasars, active galaxies, and cosmology. With a research career based in Australia since 1996, he was involved in science-direction setting in Australia for over 15 years and played a major part both nationally and internationally in the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) program – a project to build the world’s largest cm-wavelength radio telescope – as both CSIRO SKA Director and Project Director for the Australia–New Zealand SKA bid. He was awarded the Centenary Medal for services to Australian Astronomy in 2003 and elected as a fellow of the Australian Academy of Science in 2006.
Please register via our EventBrite listing. Wearing of masks is welcome, in keeping with advice from the Ministry of Health that they are strongly recommended. There will be the opportunity at the event to gift a cash koha, which will be donated to the Winterstellar Charitable Trust.