Dr. Vanessa Moss is an astronomer based at the University of Sydney, working as part of the ARC Centre of Excellence for All-Sky Astrophysics (CAASTRO). Rather than the light we see with our eyes, she uses radio waves to study hydrogen fuel in galaxies billions of light years away as well as in our home galaxy, the Milky Way. She considers herself as a modern-day explorer of the universe, loves visualising data of all kinds, schedules her work trips around basketball games, and works as a guide at Sydney Observatory with the hope of sharing her enthusiasm for astronomy and science with as many people as possible. You can find her on Twitter as @cosmicpudding. She will participate in the event, 'The Story of Light: Deciphering the Data Encoded in the Cosmic Light.'
The information encoded in the light emitted by stars, gas, and galaxies provides the key for understanding the Universe.For decades, astrophysicists have...