Tamara Davis

Tamara Davis


Cosmological Conundrums and the Dark Side of the Universe...

What is expanding space? What came before the big bang? Is there an edge to space? What’s beyond the horizon of a black hole? What can the amazing images from the James Webb Space Telescope tell us?

When I'm having a chat with family and friends, these are the questions I’m asked.

So upgrade your repertoire for cocktail party conversation by learning about these and other cosmological conundrums. You’ll deep dive into the foundations of our cosmological model, mixed in with the latest updates on dark energy, black holes, and gravitational waves.

Registration : This public event is free to attend. Those wishing to attend will need to register here (note that registration for the Public Lecture is separate from registration for the Congress).

Short biography

Professor Tamara Davis is an astrophysicist from the University of Queensland with over two decades experience studying supernovae, the expansion of the universe, black holes, and dark energy.

While leading major international surveys she also tries to figure out deep questions such as whether dark energy can be used to make hoverboards, and if time travel is possible.

She is an avid communicator of science and occasional television host of astrophysics documentaries such as the American Institute of Physics Science Communication Award-winning “Black Hole Hunters”.

Amongst her accolades are the Astronomical Society of Australia’s Ellery Lectureship for Contributions to Astronomy, the Australian Academy of Science’s Nancy Millis Medal for Outstanding Female Leadership in Science, and an Order of Australia (AM).

She loves sport and in her spare time she has captained Australia at World Championships for Ultimate Frisbee.


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