A student of aerospace engineering who worked as an intern with a scholarship from Monash University in Melbourne, Amelia Fraser-McKelvie, aged 22, was able to locate the "missing mass" of the Universe.
As explained by its rapporteur, Kevin Pimbblet, School of Physics
"It was thought from a theoretical point of view that the universe would be about twice the mass, compared to what was observed. It was believed that most of this missing mass should be located in large-scale cosmic structures between groups of galaxies, called filaments. Astrophysicists had thought that the mass of low density but high temperature, around one million degrees Celsius. So in theory should have been observed on X-ray wavelengths The discovery of Fraser-McKelvie has shown that the hypothesis was correct "
Professor Pimbblet stressed that the search for the "missing mass" has involved various scholars for decades while the Fraser-McKelvie in just 90 days was able to identify the filaments examined data previously collected by other colleagues.