Dr David Parkinson
ARC Future Fellow
Dr David Parkinson is a cosmologist, testing theories of the creation and evolution of the Universe against observational data from telescopes and satellites. He joined UQ to work as part of the WiggleZ collaboration, trying to determine the nature of the mysterious Dark Energy that drives the acceleration of the universe (the discovery that won Brian Schmidt the 2011 Nobel Prize for Physics). He is investigating alternative theories to Einstein's long-standing theory of gravity.
|Testing the theory of gravity using galaxy motions||
It has been discovered that the expansion of the universe is not slowing down as would be expected, but actually accelerating. This mysterious acceleration of the universe may in fact be due to some new theory of gravity, a modification of Einstein's theory of General Relativity on large...