• Julian Carlin

    I am currently studying Astrophysics as part of a Masters of Science. My research is focused on neutron stars, glitches, and avalanches: the end goal is a simple model that can reproduce what we see occurring in nature, and hopefully inform about the underlying processes. My interests outside physics include new tech advancements, futurism, and reading (mostly sci-fi and fantasy).

  1. How to Win at Slots

    In 2014 casinos across the United States discovered that a number of patrons were winning at slots. For anyone who has a passing interest in maths, …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/sciencecommunication/2017/10/10/how-to-win-at-slots

  2. Why is it great that we haven’t seen aliens?

    If you believe Hollywood, aliens coming to Earth could end in disaster: think Independence Day, or the aliens could come in peace: think E.T. However, the …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/sciencecommunication/2017/10/05/no-aliens-great

  3. Escaping Earth

    What are our options for escaping Earth? See part one here for a primer on why the rocket equation makes this such a tough question to …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/sciencecommunication/2017/09/19/escaping-earth

  4. The Tyranny and Treachery of Rockets

    We’re trapped here on our planet: there’s a debt of energy that we need to pay back if we want to ever travel to another world. …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/sciencecommunication/2017/08/11/the-tyranny-and-treachery-of-rockets