Speaker: Associate Professor Tony Travouillon
Affiliation: Australian National University (Canberra)

Abstract

Astronomy is about to enter a new age, with capabilities that allow near real-time observations of the universe. These are critical to capture the physics taking place in the early hours of star explosions and other fast changing events. We will present the progress of new observatories focusing on imaging the infrared sky at a high cadence, starting with the DREAMS observatory that is soon to be commissioned at Siding Spring. These observatories will give us the likely first sight into events normally occulted by dust and provide answers to the formation of heavy elements.

About Physics colloquium

The Physics Colloquium series hosts a range of speakers from Australia and abroad. The series explores a variety of topics and everyone is welcome to come along. The seminars are open so there is no need to register your attendance.

Venue

Parnell Building (07)
Room: 222

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