Archive for March, 2018

I’m in the final stages of moving to a new position at Western Sydney University, so prepare for some more blogging soon about new and important things!

In the meantime, I’ll be speaking in Sydney tomorrow (Monday 19th March, 2018) at the Macarthur Astronomical Society.

Title: The Universe and Entropy, or The top 10 things to do before the heat death of the universe.
Time: Monday 19th March, 2018 at 7:30pm
Location: The small lecture theatre in Building 30 (School of Medicine) at Western Sydney University, Campbelltown Campus.
Public entry is by a gold coin donation

For the last 13.7 billion years, a variety of complex structures have assembled in the universe we see around us: nebulae, stars, planets, galaxies and more. But the infamous “second law of thermodynamics” says that the universe is winding down, moving from order to chaos.

How do these ideas fit together? Is the story of the universe order from chaos, or chaos from order?


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