Astrophysicist Tamara Davis studies the elusive “dark energy” that’s accelerating the universe. Over twenty years in the field she’s measured time-dilation in distant supernovae, helped make some of the largest maps of the galaxies in the universe, and monitored hundreds of supermassive black holes.
Currently she is leading the Australian Dark Energy Survey, and you may know her as an occasional host of astrophysics documentaries on ABC Catalyst. Her many accolades include an Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to astrophysical science, education, and young astronomers. When not science-ing she’s playing sport, including representing Australia at the World Championships for Ultimate frisbee!