Roger Rassool

Roger Rassool

Roger Rassool is a particle physicist at the University of Melbourne. His outreach programs have switched on a new generation to the wonders of physics.

Roger Rassool is a particle physicist at the University of Melbourne. His outreach programs have switched on a new generation to the wonders of physics.

 
  • Why is Mars red?

    The planet’s rusted iron dust was most likely caused by liquid water, says Roger Rassool.

    A ‘selfie’ of the Mars Curiosity rover taken on the red planet in January 2015. – NASA / JPL-Caltech / MSSS ...

    May 11, 2015
  • Why can’t anything travel faster than light?

    How we began trying to measure the speed of light.

    We all know the number one traffic rule of the universe – nothing can travel faster than the speed of light. And that...

    January 5, 2015
  • Why are there two tides a day?

    In most places on Earth, there are two high tides each day.

    It’s early January, and the Sun is blazing. Sweltering in the hottest week of the past 100 years, temperatures well a...

    March 31, 2014
  • Where does wind come from?

    Gales, drafts, gusts and breezes – Roger Rassool investigates why we get them, and how we harness...

    Camped on the banks of the White Nile in Uganda miles from anywhere, I’m suddenly interested in renewable energy.The ...

    November 11, 2013
  • Why is the sky blue?

    As sunlight passes through the atmosphere it scatters, bouncing off the molecules of nitrogen and...

    Why is the sky blue? It is a question that, in true Sumner Miller fashion, leads to many more: What is light? What is...

    August 12, 2013

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