A/Prof Chris Lidman
Director of Siding Spring Observatory
A/Prof Chris Lidman completed his PhD at the Australian National University in 1994, he currently is the director of Siding Spring Observatory. He was a member of one of the teams that shared the 2011 Nobel Prize for Physics for discovering the accelerating expansion of the Universe. Prof Lidman also shared the 2007 Gruber Cosmology Prize and the 2014 Breakthrough Prize for this research. He is now leading the successful OzDES program at the Anglo-Australian Telescope, which is measuring the redshifts for very faint galaxies in which the Dark Energy Survey is finding distant supernovae.
Almost everything we know about the Universe has been obtained by analysing the light of the Cosmos collected with telescopes. With its 3.9m mirror, the...