What is the state of the Universe? Created 13.8 billion years ago in ‘The Big Bang’ it has been expanding ever since. In the annual Walter Stibbs lecture, Nobel Laureate Professor Brian Schmidt looks at the Universe’s vital statistics – size, weight, shape, age and composition – and what we do (and don’t) know about the past, present and future.
Introduction by Prof. Joss Bland-Hawthorn, Director of the Sydney Institute for Astronomy
This lecture is supported by a gift from the Stibbs family and sponsored by the Sydney Institute for Astronomy.
The Professor Walter Stibbs Lectureship commemorates the achievements of Professor Stibbs through an annual lecture by a distinguished astronomer of international standing.
This event was held at the University of Sydney on Tuesday 5 June 2018.
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