Brad TuckerBrad Tucker is an Astrophysicist/Cosmologist, at the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Mt. Stromlo Observatory at the Australian National University. He is currently trying to discover the true nature of dark energy, the mysterious substance causing the accelerating expansion of the Universe. He is the lead of the Kepler Extra-Galactic Survey, which uses the Kepler Space Telescope to understand why and how stars blow up and the search to discover Planet 9 – a proposed new planet in our Solar System. He is also leading a project to build a network of telescopes that will float on balloons.

Brad frequently gives talks to school groups and the public about Astronomy and has regular segments on radio and TV stations, such as channel 7’s Sunrise and Morning Show, and ABC’s 7:30 Report. Brad has also developed a series of Astronomy coins with the Australian Mint and consulted on science fiction movies such as Alien:Covenant. He is currently in the process of writing his first popular-level science book and developing a series of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC)s.