Does the universe have a memory? Alan Duffy

Does the universe have a memory? Alan Duffy

Once a moment has passed, does that mean it is gone forever – or does it exist somewhere else? Astronomer Alan Duffy is an expert on the invisible parts of the Universe. Over a fast-paced half hour (1.581e+21 atoseconds, to be exact), he explores transience, time and the lifespan of an action.


Portrait of Alan Duffy

Alan Duffy

Alan is a research fellow at Swinburne University, creating model universes within supercomputers to study the growth of galaxies, from the Big Bang to the present day. As well as learning how galaxies form, these simulations let him uncover the nature of the invisible Universe; made up of Dark Matter and Dark Energy. He then tries to explain these discoveries and more on TV with ABC Breakfast News and Ten's The Project as well as live to all ages from year 2 primary school classes all the way to general audiences.