Geraint Lewis

Cosmology, Astronomy and Physics
Geraint Lewis
As a Professor of Astrophysics, Geraint hunts for the dark side of the universe, the dark matter and dark energy that shape the cosmos. A renowned researcher and teacher, his passion for physics and cosmology underlies his extensive program of outreach.
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PAST EVENTS

What Happened in the Big Bang?

What Happened in the Big Bang?

Wednesday, October 6th, 6:30pm-8pm AEDT / 12:30am-2am PT / 3:30am-5am ET

A lot happened in the first few moments of the universe - more particularly events that shaped the cosmos around us today. Here we will explore the scientific understanding of this Big Bang and early life of the universe, from a time of initial mystery, through the forging of matter as we know it, to the birth of the first stars and galaxies. This event will be held at 6:30pm AEDT (Sydney, Australia time).

A lot happened in the first few moments of the universe - more particularly events that shaped the cosmos around us today. Here we will explore the scientific understanding of this Big Bang and early life of the universe, from a time of initial mystery, through the forging of matter as we know it, to the birth of the first stars and galaxies. This event will be held at 6:30pm AEDT (Sydney, Australia time).

Bio

As a Professor of Astrophysics at the Sydney Institute for Astronomy, Geraint uses the world's major telescopes to hunt for dark matter and dark energy, the dominant material in the universe. With an undergraduate degree from the University of London, and PhD from the University of Cambridge, Geraint was a researcher in the USA and Canada before arriving in Australia in 2000. He has published more than four hundred papers in international journals, supervised numerous students and has taught physics from first year Newtonian mechanics to senior level general relativity and cosmology.

As well as his research excellence, Geraint has an outstanding program of outreach where he has a passion to explain the mysteries of the universe to diverse audiences. His numerous articles in the popular press, he regular speaks to international audiences, including at major events at the Royal Institution and New Scientist Live in London. He is the author of three popular accounts of cosmological physics, and is always keen to speak about the universe.

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