July Lectures in Physics

Every Friday in July since 1968 the July Lectures in Physics have been informing and entertaining the public - each year, eminent University of Melbourne and visiting physicists present historical and up-to-the-minute perspectives on a current topic in physics. See upcoming July Lectures here, and view our archives below.

2017

Associate Professor Martin SeviorAntimatter in space: the Alpha spectrometer on the international space station and the cosmological implications

28 July 2017


Dr Michele Trenti: The promise of nanosatellites: getting the University of Melbourne’s fast response telescope into space

21 July 2017


Dr Katie Mack: Humans in space: what are the human impacts of space travel and living on other planets?

14 July 2017


Professor David Jamieson: Methods for reaching extremely high speeds: what are the prospects for fast trips to the stars?

7 July 2017


2016

Professor Stuart Wyithe: Einstein’s Gravity - Black Holes, Dark Matter and Gravitational Lensing

29 July 2016


Professor Elisabetta Barberio: Dark Matter and Gravity - Searching for missing mass at Stawell gold mine

22 July 2016


Professor Matthew Bailes: Pulsars - Nature's naturally occurring gravitational laboratories

15 July 2016


Professor Andrew Melatos

8 July 2016


Professor David Jamieson

1 July 2016


2015

Professor Ann Roberts: Light and matter - Bending light waves for new technology

31 July 2015


Professor Stuart Wyithe: Distant light - Reading the signals from the oldest light in the Universe

24 July 2015


Dr Meg Urey: Prospecting with light - The search for supermassive black holes in galaxies

17 July 2015


Professor Ken Crozier: Nanoscale light - The surprising world of optical nanostructures

10 July 2015


Professor David Jamieson: Understanding Light - from the Arab scholars of the 11th C to Maxwell and Einstein

3 July 2015


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