Nobel Prize winner coming to Charles Sturt University Orange

NOBEL Prize winning astrophysicist professor Brian Schmidt will present a public lecture at Charles Sturt University (CSU) next month.

Professor Schmidt, an astrophysicist at The Australian National University Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, is best known for his research into using supernovae as cosmological probes.

He shared the 2011 Nobel Prize in physics with Saul Perlmutter and Adam Riess, with the trio recognised for providing evidence that the expansion of the universe is accelerating.

Professor Schmidt’s next project is the development of the SkyMapper telescope, which will provide a comprehensive digital map of the southern sky using ultraviolet and new infrared wavelengths.

His lecture will be on April 4 at 6pm at CSU’s Orange campus in lecture theatre three.

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