Void Love Blast Off

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Our residency at the Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing (Swinburne) has just begun, and we are attacking the Square Kilometre Array project and its five key science directives.

Getting to know the astronomers and their areas (“my first love is binary and millisecond pulsars”), and beginning to broadly map their obsessions against soap opera narrative formulas. Casting and interferometry.

1. The Cradle of Life;

2. Origin and Evolution of Cosmic Magnetism;

3. Strong Field Tests of Gravity using Pulsars and Black Holes;

4. Probing the Dark Ages; and

5. Evolution of Galaxies and Cosmic Large Scale Structure.

Faint spectral lines. Minihaloes and musk lollies. Dusty disks. Mesmerism and magnetism. Kamahl. Supermassive black holes. Binary pairs and evil twins. Voyeurism. Lighthouses.  Banana lounges and gravity. Nearly empty spaces and dark energy. Administration. Comas. Void. Love. Unification of the Ultimate Theory of the Universe.

Having no background in physics makes it much easier to confuse the ridiculous astronomical vocabulary for poetry or pop lyrics. “We are looking for a pulsar orbiting the supermassive black hole at the Galactic Centre”.

Nicky + Willoh

Posted: February 11th, 2009
at 10:58pm by admin


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