Studying Einstein with a Nobel Laureate

Professor Susan Scott chats about her career studying Einstein with a Nobel Laureate: she worked on the Theory of General Relativity both in Australia, and in Oxford with 2020 Physics Nobel Laureate Professor Sir Roger Penrose.


Professor Scott recently became the first female physicist to win Australia’s top science award, as part of a team from OzGrav (The Australia Research Council Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery). She is a researcher at ANU Department of Quantum Sciences. Listen to her discuss her life in science, gravitational waves, her trips with other women in Antarctica and life in Oxford.


This video is part of the two 2020 National Science Week livestreamed event, Adventures Abroad in Science.


As well as discussing studying Einstein with a Nobel Laureate, this clip of Professor Scott’s chat also includes other panellists Dr Nicole Hellessey, marine biologist from Georgia Institute in the US and Dr Adelle Wright, who is about to leave ANU Mathematical Sciences Institute to head to Princeton in the US. Other episodes feature Dr Wright talking fusion energy, and Dr Hellessey discussing Krill.


Other Episodes and Quizzes

The second live event was on 16 August. It featured Epidemiologist Dr Meru Sheel, Astronomer Dr Rajika Kuruwita, and Dung Beetle researcher Professor Emily Baird.

Find out about their adventures, their discoveries and the funny tales that have happened on the road to their fascinating careers. These episodes will be available in the next few weeks. Subscribe to our newsletter to find out when (top right-hand corner).

You can join in the audience’s fun by doing the quiz that we set on the day – it’s on this page.


About the Adventures Abroad LiveStreams

Broadcast live on the 15th and 16th of August 2020, during National Science Week, in these two forums you will meet Canberra women who have gone to all kinds of places around the world – remote locations, like Antarctica and the desert, or to the most amazing telescopes, labs or hadron colliders.


The scientists are interviewed by the inimitable cast of Dramatis Scientificae – Michele Conyngham, Dr Phil Dooley and Patrick Trumper – a science-theatre collaboration that combines humour, caricature and social satire with rigorous scientific methods.

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