The Dark Side of the Universe is a great place to explore. Just before the turn of the century astrophysicists discovered that the expansion of the universe is speeding up. I spend most of my time trying to figure out what's causing the acceleration. We give it the name "dark energy" and it could be a quantum effect like the energy of the vacuum, or perhaps require a beyond-Einstein theory of gravity. Whatever it is, it forces us to go beyond standard physics, and venturing into the unknown is great fun.
From stretching space, through supernovae and dark energy, to supermassive black holes -- here's the summary of what I do.
Here's a collection of talks and anything that's been recorded. Some for the general public, some professional.
Fun stuff. (Coming soon...)
Cosmology basics, summaries, in-class projects... in case they're useful to others. (Coming soon...)
Sport has taught me so much, and this is my favourite. A few Ultimate frisbee links since its sometimes needed to explain to people what it is!! (Coming soon...)
Because others often say it so much better than I do. (Coming soon...)
Professor Tamara Davis
School of Mathematics and Physics, University of Queensland, QLD 4072 Australia
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