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Physics and Astronomy video gallery
Chris Monson from Earth and Sky shares some stories about America's involvement at Mt. John.
At a certain point, computer components can’t get any smaller. How does the computer then continue to become faster, lighter, and energy efficient? A team of UC physicists think they have the answer – in the human brain.
University of Canterbury Physics and Astronomy Associate Professor Jenni Adams talks about neutrinos, and describes the huge neutrino detector IceCube, a made from a cubic kilometre of Antarctic ice, designed to discover high-energy particles from the furthest reaches of the universe.
David's main area of research is on explaining dark energy and developing cosmological models that do not require its presence to drive an expanding universe.
Dr Karen Pollard is involved in researching 'The music of the stars' by looking at modes of non radial pulsations within the stars.