I go to many schools, talk to many students and their parents. I'm
often asked what job will I get if I study Physics. I explain: we all
know that if you
study Medicine, you'll become a doctor, if you study engineering you'll
become an engineer, if you study law, you'll become unemployed! But, if
you study Physics you can do anything.
Today I'm here to let you know that world class Physics is being done
right here in your own back yard.
David Blair's group from UWA was part of a team that discovered
gravitational waves. More recently, the work from my own group
at Curtin showed how to
make antihydrogen, and the first measurements
were reported just a few months ago. The goal is to
understand matter-antimatter asymmetry in the universe and how
antimatter interacts with gravity. Does it fall or rise, no-one knows! Whoever succeeds will win a
Nobel Prize in Physics!
With this book prize, for the top year-11 Physics student, I am
hoping to attract more students to study Physics and
Mathematics, at the highest level, and then succeed on the world stage.
The book is entitled "A Universe from nothing", written by
theoretical physicist Professor Lawrence Krauss. It gives me great pleasure to award this prize, which has a personal dedication from Lawrence, to ...
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