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The Interrobang: A Festival of Questions

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at Athenaeum 2 Upstairs

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. He’ll explore transience, time and the lifespan of an action in a short 15-minute lecture, and be on hand to field the many questions this triggers.

 

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Who?

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.

The Interrobang: A Festival of Questions

The Interrobang – a new festival from the Wheeler Centre – is looking for the best questions in the world.

Ask your questions and vote on others, then join us on 27–28 November for a feast of frequently unanswered questions – as we present your most controversial, revealing, funny and insightful ideas to a 28-strong Brains Trust of the world’s most inquisitive thinkers.

Pose your question at The Interrobang festival website. We’re building this festival on your curiosity, so brace yourself – and wonder hard.

Presenting partners

• City of Melbourne
• The University of Melbourne

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