The Known Unknowns of the Universe

Date: February 17, 2015
Time: 6 - 7.30 pm


Physics Lecture Theatre 1, Physics Building, University of Tasmania
Churchill Avenue; SANDY BAY


Presented by Professor Ray Volkas, from the University of Melbourne, ARC Centre of Excellence for Particle Physics at the Terascale.

Although we have come a long way in our understanding of the universe at both its smallest and largest scales, mysteries still abound.  Resolution of these known unknowns requires, at the very least, extensions of the known laws of physics, and possibly a more radical revision.  This talk will survey the challenges to fundamental physics posed by the discovery of dark matter and neutrino masses, and the enduring question of why the universe is bereft of antimatter.

Refreshments from 5.30pm.

About Professor Ray Volkas: Ray Volkas does research on physics beyond the Standard Model.  He is currently Head of the School of Physics at the University of Melbourne and Director of the Melbourne node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Particle Physics at the Terascale.  He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science.

Presented in partnership with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Particle Physics at the Terascale and the Australian Institute of Physics.

Event audience: Everyone