ANU physicist appointed to edit prestigious journal

Publication date
Tuesday, 1 Mar 2022
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Distinguished Professor Susan Scott, a pioneering physicist at ANU, is the first Australian to be appointed as Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Classical and Quantum Gravity

"I am really excited about this new opportunity to lead the science direction of this prestigious journal at a time when there are so many major discoveries happening that improve our understanding of gravity," she says.

Susan was a part of the international team of 1,000 scientists that detected ripples in space and time known as gravitational waves, for the first time in 2015.

More than 100 years ago, Albert Einstein predicted gravitational waves would be caused by a collision of massive objects in space such as black holes. Susan says being part of the international research team that scientifically proved Einstein's theory was not only monumental for the science of physics, it was a ground-breaking discovery that will allow scientists to unlock many secrets of the Universe.

Read more about Susan's journey as a physicist.