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  1. Podcast7 August 2019 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    The frontiers of physics: From planets to photons

    University of Melbourne physicist Professor David Jamieson takes us on a journey of his research; from Galileo’s historic discoveries to quantum computing.

  2. Podcast24 July 2019 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    Indigenous astronomy

    University of Melbourne's Duane Hamacher works with communities to increase the representation of Indigenous astronomy and astrophysics

  3. 24 May 2019 - Science Matters

    The art of inexplicable eddies

    A University of Melbourne collaboration between art and science explores the turbulent physics of eddies to produce a mesmerising artistic experience.

  4. 7 March 2019 - Science Matters

    Finding dark matter in the dark

    University of Melbourne physicists are working in a laboratory 1000 metres below ground in a gold mine, to confirm the existence of mysterious dark matter

  5. 17 August 2017 - Science Matters

    Supermassive black holes feed on cosmic jellyfish

    A University of Melbourne astronomer joined an international team observing jellyfish galaxies 'feed' supermassive blackholes - watching our Universe evolve.

  6. 15 February 2017 - Science Matters

    Supermassive black hole controls star birth

    A supermassive black hole 5.7 billion light years away is producing hundreds of stars every year by apparently regulating bursts of hot gases

  7. 10 February 2017 - Science Matters

    Equality in science: A mission still not accomplished

    In the 1960s three African-American women helped put astronauts into orbit. Hidden Figures tells their story, but women in science are still battling inequality

  8. 21 December 2016 - Science Matters

    To infinity and beyond

    The past 18 months has seen incredible developments in our understanding of the universe. Here Pursuit revisits five of the biggest and previews what to expect.

  9. 13 December 2016 - Science Matters

    Finding a needle in a space haystack

    A University of Melbourne student has been given rare access to use the Spitzer Space Telescope, which she is using to explore early galaxies in the universe.

  10. 1 April 2016 - Science Matters

    How Australian telescopes are ‘Capturing the Cosmos’

    A new planetarium show narrated by Geoffrey Rush highlights two new frontiers in Australian astrophysics