WATCH THIS EVENT LIVE ON ANU TV YOUTUBE TONIGHT FROM 5.30PM. AUDIENCE CAN ASK LIVE QUESTIONS USING COMMENT SECTION IN YOUTUBE. LINK HERE: https://youtu.be/_KxOxL2kHOE
The Australian National University (ANU) and the ANU Institute for Space (InSpace) are marking World Space Week this year (4-10 October), with a suite of virtual events to introduce you to the challenges Australia faces in space and how they affect you.
Join ANU Vice-Chancellor, Nobel Laureate and Astrophysicist Professor Brian Schmidt in conversation with Director of the ANU Institute for Space (InSpace) Professor Anna Moore on where things are headed in the space industry.
Professor Brian P. Schmidt AC is Vice-Chancellor and President of ANU and winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics. Professor Schmidt received undergraduate degrees in Astronomy and Physics from the University of Arizona in 1989, and completed his Astronomy Master's degree (1992) and PhD (1993) from Harvard University. Under his leadership, in 1998, the High-Z Supernova Search team made the startling discovery that the expansion rate of the Universe is accelerating. Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, The United States Academy of Science, and the Royal Society, he was made a Companion of the Order of Australia in 2013.
Professor Anna Moore is at the forefront of the expansion of Australia's space industry. She is director of the ANU Institute for Space (InSpace), the Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre and the National Space Test Facility at the ANU Mount Stromlo Observatory. Professor Moore was part of the expert reference group that created the Australian Space Agency. She is a world-leading expert in astronomical instrumentation and a global leader in the emerging field of transient infrared astronomy. Her expertise is critical to the space industry in Australia, NASA, the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research, and other global space industry partners.