Paul Francis




Paul Francis is a prize-winning educator, science communicator and astrophysics researcher, at the Australian National University. Famous for his unorthodox teaching style, his strange taste in waistcoats and for his discovery that some black holes are actually pink, he divides his time between astrophysics research and teaching. His research interests include comets, giant space blobs and hidden quasars. He has won many awards for both teaching and science communication.

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May 10th 2016

Exploring the origin, fate and nature of our universe. This course covers cosmology – the study of our entire universe. Where did the universe come from? How will it end? What is the nature of space and time? For the first time in human history, we can give precise, reliable answers to many cosmological questions, thanks to a spectacular series of recent breakthroughs.

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Feb 9th 2016

Explore the deadliest places in the universe, from black holes to supernovae.

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Oct 19th 2015

Explore the mysteries of exoplanets - planets around other stars – in this introductory astrophysics course.

Average: 9.3 (3 votes)
Jun 23rd 2015

Exploring the biggest mysteries of modern astrophysics.

Average: 8.6 (7 votes)
Feb 3rd 2015

Exploring the origin, fate and nature of our universe.

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