Tamara Davis is an astrophysicist who studies the elusive “dark energy” that’s accelerating the universe. She’s measured time-dilation in distant supernovae, helped make one of the largest maps of galaxies in the universe, and is monitoring 12 billion years covering the evolution of supermassive black holes. Her accolades include the Astronomical Society of Australia’s Medal for the early-career researcher with the highest international impact and the Australian Academy of Science’s Nancy Mills Medal for outstanding female leadership in science. She’s also a diverse athlete having competed at State, National, and Worlds level in (respectively) gymnastics, surf-life-saving, and ultimate disc.
Tamara Davis appears with thanks to Academic Partner The University of Queensland.