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Dr Paul Francis on the 'Greatest unsolved mysteries of the universe'

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Published on Mar 29, 2010

Where did the universe come from? Why don't comet tails trail behind them? What's the universe made of? Dr Paul Francis of the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics at The Australian National University attempts to shed some light on the greatest unsolved mysteries of the universe.

Dr Francis gave a public lecture on this subject on Wednesday 31 March 2010 at ANU which is available here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n19HIH.... The talk explores the greatest unsolved problems of modern astrophysics, describe why they are hard, and discuss the efforts being made to solve them.

Paul Francis is an astronomer at The Australian National University. He conducts research on comets, quasars, high redshift galaxies, and novel interactive teaching techniques. He grew up in London, studied at Cambridge and has worked with the Steward Observatory in Tucson, Arizona, with the University of Melbourne, and has been based at ANU since 1997.

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