Professional astrophysicist and passionate science communicator. I investigate how galaxies form as well as studying the larger properties of the Universe, and try to explain it to as wide an audience as possible.
I was delighted when three RMIT students asked me to help explain the Aurora (the Northern / Southern lights) with them in this fantastic animation. There's something really engaging about this old school style that more recent digital graphics can miss. But decide for yourself..!
An amazing chance to open for Neil deGrasse Tyson in front of 5000 people, speaking about dark matter and generally hanging out with him backstage (and yes he's a top dude).
I made it to the panel of ABC's The Drum to chat about finding aliens with the amazing Breakthrough Listen project and the lead role Australia is playing in this endeavour.
Chatting to ABC's The Drum about the water on Mars with the implications that has for our chance to explore it, and the importance of doing so for our future on Earth.
On Earth, where there's water there's life so "follow the water" has been NASA's scientific guide in exploring Mars. That effort paid off today with the confirmation that liquid water is flowing on the surface right now. This has implications for both the possibility of life and habitability by human explorers.
This Monday will see the last lunar eclipse of the tetrad (sequence of four). A beautiful sight as the moon turns 'blood' red that millions across Europe and America will enjoy. For some however they see it as the apocalypse. Unsurprisingly I am less pessimistic in my explanation on theconversation.