Professor Ken Freeman is an Emeritus Professor at the ANU Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics.

Professor Freeman is one of the discoverers of cosmic dark matter and co-established the field of galactic archaeology. He co-founded the massive GALAH spectroscopic survey of galactic stars, which is one of the basic tools of galactic archaeology, and is actively researching the nature of dark matter in the Milky Way.

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Scientists see the dark side of our galaxy

An international team of astronomers has challenged a popular theory that mysterious dark matter dominates gravity in the…

11 November 2020

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