The search for dark matter finds gold

A method for locating seams of gold and other heavy metals is the un­likely spin-off of Swinburne University’s in­volvement in a huge experiment to detect dark matter down a mine in Stawell, Victoria. Associate Professor Alan Duffy, from Swinburne’s Centre for Astrophysics and Super­computing and a member of the Sodium iodide with Active Background REjection … Continue reading The search for dark matter finds gold

Engineering the Square Kilometre Array

The largest, most powerful telescope ever conceived – the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), is going to have over a hundred thousand radiotelescopes spread across Australia and South Africa. Its purpose – to look further out into the universe, and further back in time, than any telescope before. It is, quite simply, the biggest astronomy project … Continue reading Engineering the Square Kilometre Array