One Australian is born every 1.45 minutes; one dies every 3.25 minutes. We’re good at talking about the beginnings of life, but pretty awkward when it comes to facing the end.
Join a trio of seasoned experts in sinister science – anger and aggression researcher, Dr Aaron Sell; the 'Venom Doc' Bryan Fry; and pharmacist Dr Harry Parekh – for an interesting discussion on a controversial topic.
25 Australian and New Zealand researchers and innovators gathered at the Shine Dome in Canberra to present their work on subjects such as better methods of carbon capture; more targeted treatment for breast cancer; how to use wool to address a growing lack of protein in our diets; a more accurate way to diagnose prostate cancer; concrete that heals itself after it is damaged; and much more.
The work of scientists has long been fuelled by the imagination of writers: lasers, robots, rocket ships and atomic power were all described in fiction long before they became a reality. Today, the frontiers of science continue to be inspired by ideas that were first explored in science fiction. In this speaker series we’ll hear from Australians whose work is so incredible you’ll be surprised it actually exists. From artificial intelligence to quantum computing, invisibility to mind control: you won’t believe how much science fiction is about to become science fact.
This series has been convened by Professor Bryan Gaensler - astronomer, Academy Fellow and science fiction fan - and will be chaired by Dr Rod Lamberts of the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science, a seasoned and talented science communicator with a stack of sci-fi by his bed.