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FameLab Victoria Semi-Final
Wed. 23 March 2016, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm AEDT
Fancy a night of surprises, laughs, drama, genius, competition and amazing feats of science?
The Victoria FameLab semi-final is coming to the Melbourne Museum on Wednesday 23 March 2016!
Watch as some of Australia’s top early-career researchers entertain you on stage with their tales of science as they battle it out to become FameLab champion.
Have you ever pondered the science behind why some people are allergic to shellfish, or how atomic clocks work? Join us at this FREE event to hear scientific experts explain complex concepts like these in just three minutes using any means available – EXCEPT jargon and PowerPoint!
The event will be hosted by Astronomer Dr Alan Duffy. Presenting live on stage will be:
- Lucy Weaver, Organic chemistry - 'Cleaning up salty wastewater with polymers'
- Jared Horvath, Neuroscience - 'Can we zap your Brain to Become Smarter?'
- Catherine Wheller, Earth Sciences - 'The rock revolution'
- Kate Polglaze, Physiology - 'Your gut has a mind of its own'
- David Swift, Biofuels - 'New tools for the 'Biorefinery''
- Fatemeh Javidan, Civil engineering - 'A workout for steel'
- Kevin Rogers, Electrical engineering - 'The wind blows where it wishes'
- Noushin Nasiri, Materials Engineering - 'Just a Puff of Breath!'
- Erin Walsh, Data Analysis and Visualization - 'Sweet Brains'
- Adrian Dusting, Freshwater ecology - 'Attack of the clones … asexual invaders'
- Lila Landowski, Neuroscience - 'Getting on your nerves - literally'
The Victoria winner will be announced on the night and will then go on to compete in the national FameLab final in Western Australia in May.
As an audience member, you'll also get a chance to be involved during the show! Bring along your smartphone to vote for your favourite participant in the Audience Choice Award.