Brian Schmidt

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It has taken three satellite experiments over two decades to accurately measure the cosmic microwave background, thousands of scientists have painstakingly built their careers on this endeavour and books have been written

We have one universe, but at present different determinations of its rate of expansion, which simply do not agree. This constitutes a puzzle, the reso(...)

Australia’s newly elected prime minister Scott Morrison: the Liberal-National coalition has been returned to power with 78 MPs.  Photograph: Saeed Khan

The question everyone in Australia with any interest in politics is asking is this: how did the pollsters get it so wrong? As counting of votes in th(...)

This artist rendering provided by the European Southern Observatory shows a view of the surface of the planet Proxima b orbiting the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the Solar System. Photograph: European Southern Observatory/AP

Ireland has opened talks to become part of the European Southern Observatory (ESO), the international organisation that runs the biggest telescopes in(...)