August 15, 6 pm The Royal Society of Tasmania and National Science Week present Dr Jules Harnett at Aurora Lecture Theatre, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies.
Reflections on a Career in Astrophysics
From growing up on Tasmania’s north west coast to living in Antarctica, Dr. Jules Harnett has had an incredible journey throughout her professional career as an astrophysicist. She has worked at some of the finest scientific institutions in the world including the Smithsonian Institute and NASA; she has made pioneering discoveries in magnetic fields, and how they affect galaxies; and she was the first Australian woman to live at the South Pole for a year. It was during this Antarctic research trip to that she confirmed the existence of a black hole at the centre of our galaxy.
Dr Harnett is returning to Tasmania for National Science Week sharing some of the highlights of her career.
Monday 15 August, 6.00 pm
Aurora Lecture Theatre, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, 20 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point.
Free event, no need to book. Everyone is welcome.