How often do you stop to think: how does this work? Why does this work? And how has it improved my life? So many scientific advances have become such an integral part of everyday life that we have simply stopped seeing them. In the Australian Academy of Science’s 2016 public event series, ‘Bots, bacteria and booze’, we’ll hold a lens up to the science of the everyday: the amazing discoveries and inventions that help keep our daily lives ticking over… and we’ll peer through the looking-glass to some of the science that will become part of the everyday for the next generation. Join us to learn about the complex science behind recycling, how robots are slowly but surely taking over our systems, what goes into combating some of the most tenacious bugs on the planet, how light is used to detect cancer and make better wines, how what we eat affects our behaviour, and how scientists make nutritious foods taste good.
From bots to bacteria and booze: join us to discover the amazing science that shapes our everyday lives.
Want to attend all six series talks during 2016? Act now to purchase a series pass for all six talks and receive a discounted rate. Purchase must be made before 9 February 2015 for the special price of $50 inclusive of GST, which means you can attend six talks for the price of five.
Upon attending the first lecture in the series in February, you will receive a laminated pass: show this at each talk for admission, eliminating the need to print tickets.
Series talks and dates are below for your information.
TUESDAY 9 FEBRUARY - Professor Hugh Durrant-Whyte
Rise of the Machines
TUESDAY 5 APRIL - Professor Tanya Monro
Unlocking the secrets within using light – from wine to embryos
TUESDAY 7 JUNE - Professor Stephen Simpson
Putting the balance back in diet: the nutritional geometry of health and ageing
TUESDAY 16 AUGUST - Dr Ingrid Appelqvist
Making health food taste great
TUESDAY 18 OCTOBER - Professor Veena Sahajwallja
From rubbish to raw materials: turning tyres into steel
TUESDAY 6 DECEMBER - Professor Kiaran Kirk
Waging chemical warfare on microorganism: drugs and drug-resistance