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 August 2015
Monday 03
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Implications of Telomere Maintenance in Aging-Related Processes and Diseases : The 2015 Ian Constable Lecture Website | More Information
Nobel Laureate Professor Elizabeth H. Blackburn is a leader in the area of telomere and telomerase research. She discovered the molecular nature of telomeres - the ends of eukaryotic chromosomes that serve as protective caps essential for preserving the genetic information - and the (...)
Wednesday 05
16:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The Two Things We Can Do with Computers, or The Big Picture Website | More Information
A digital humanities lecture by Willard McCarty, Professor of Humanities Computing, King's College London.

In this talk Professor McCarty will begin with a brief discussion of modelling then sketch the history of simulation from its origins in the physical and social sciences to its (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - How to win a fight about the budget: How economic modelling is used to circumvent democracy and shut down debate Website | More Information
An On the Edge public lecture by Richard Denniss, Executive Director, The Australia Institute.

The Federal Budget and much economic discussion is based on economic modelling. People who use economic models want you to think that modelling is boring. The last thing they want you to do is (...)
Thursday 06
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Photonic integrated circuits for the new information age: Faster, smaller and smarter : A 2015 International Year of Light Lecture Website | More Information
A public lecture by Professor Benjamin J. Eggleton, Director, ARC Centre for Ultrahigh bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS)

Photonic integrated circuits use light rather than electrons to perform a wide variety of optical functions. Recent developments in nanotechnology have (...)
Monday 10
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Nanotechnology: Do We Live in Richard Feynman’s Science Fiction? Website | More Information
A public lecture by Axel Lorke, Chair, Faculty of Physics and CENIDE, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany and 2015 UWA Gledden Visiting Fellow.

In 1959, Richard Feynman, one of the most influential physicists of the 20th century, delivered a lecture, titled 'There's Plenty of Room at (...)
Tuesday 11
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Ageing and Wellbeing Website | More Information
A public lecture by Kaisu Pitkala, Professor of General Practice and Primary Health Care at the University of Helsinki and 2015 IAS Short Stay Visiting Fellow.

This lecture will deal with issues related to older peoples well-being, how it has developed over the last decades and how it (...)
Thursday 13
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Pacific Solutions? Contexts, consequences, and legacies of Asian migration and deportation in the USA and Australia Website | More Information
In this international panel, three scholars will place the current Australian and American debates about immigration control, detention, and deportation in historical contexts, discussing the origins and consequences of policies in each country, and the conditions that drive migrants from their (...)
Monday 17
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Hell Sounds, Birdsongs and Zeppelins: Emotions, Memory and the Soundscape of the Great War : The 2015 Fred Alexander Lecture Website | More Information
The 2015 Fred Alexander Lecture by Joy Damousi, Professor of History and ARC Laureate Fellow, University of Melbourne.

This lecture considers the ways in which the sounds of the battlefield and the home front during the Great War defined the memory of the war and elicited a range of (...)
Wednesday 19
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Uranium: Critical to a Clean Energy Future : 2015 ATSE Lecture Website | More Information
A public lecture by Dr Vanessa Guthrie, Managing Director and CEO of Toro Energy Limited and 2015 ATSE Eminent Speaker.

In this talk, Dr Vanessa Guthrie will uncover the science and facts behind the mining and use of uranium globally, and bust a few of the myths that have circulated for (...)
Thursday 20
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Agricultural changes in the Argentinean Pampas Website | More Information
A public lecture by Gustavo Striker, Assistant Professor, University of Buenos Aires.

For 100 to 120 years, agriculture in the Pampas traditionally consisted of a sequence of arable crops alternated with sown pastures for livestock production. However, during the last two-to-three (...)
Monday 24
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Science in Western Australia Website | More Information
A public lecture by Professor Peter Klinken, Chief Scientist of Western Australia.

Western Australia has become a world leader in mining, petroleum and agricultural industries, all strongly based on science. In addition, the application of science in processing methods has allowed the (...)
Wednesday 26
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Biofilms: The slimy world that beneficial and harmful bacteria live in Website | More Information
A public lecture by Sarah Codd, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Montana State University and 2015 UWA Gledden Visiting Fellow.

This presentation will cover the range of places where biofilms are found naturally in the environment, where they can be beneficially (...)

 September 2015
Monday 07
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - A Good Night's Sleep: Sleep disorders and the shape of your face : A UWA Research Week Event Website | More Information
A public lecture by Professor Peter Eastwood, Centre for Sleep Science, and Associate Professor Ajmal Mian, Machine Intelligence Group, UWA.

In this lecture Professor Eastwood will discuss the causes of sleep apnoea and its current treatments. He will then talk about the causes of sleep (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - A Good Night's Sleep: Sleep disorders and the shape of your face : A UWA Research Week Event Website | More Information
In this public lecture Professor Peter Eastwood, Head of the Centre for Sleep Science at UWA, will discuss the causes of sleep apnoea and its current treatments. He will talk about the cause of sleep apnoea, and in particular the importance of the structures of the face, head and neck.

As (...)
Thursday 10
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Coastal Science - Reflections on the past and present and ideas for the future : A UWA Research Week Event Website | More Information
The 2015 Joseph Gentilli Memorial Lecture by Bruce Thom AM FTSE FIAG, Emeritus Professor, Faculty of Science, University of Sydney.

This lecture will offer some personal examples of where coastal science has been of use, where it has been ignored, and where it could be of value in the (...)
Saturday 12
13:00 - EVENT - The Story of Lustre: Shedding light on how a community-based exhibition evolved : A UWA Research Week Event Website | More Information
A presentation by exhibition curators Maya Shioji and Bart Pigram, Nyamba Buru Yawuru (Broome) and the WA Museum, with an introduction by Dr Sven Ouzman, Centre for Rock Art Management, UWA.

'Lustre' is a story told from the inside to an outside world. As such, its curation has been (...)
Wednesday 16
18:30 - PUBLIC TALK - De-Radicalisation - Community-Led Intervention in Australia Website | More Information
An On the Edge lecture by Dr Clarke Jones, Regulatory Institutions Network (RegNet), ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University.

With the arrest rate of young terrorist offenders likely to increase in the near term, Australian courts are faced with the difficult (...)
Thursday 24
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - What Colour Are Your Eyes? : A 2015 International Year of Light Lecture Website | More Information
A public lecture by Professor David Mackey, Managing Director of the Lions Eye Institute and Director, Centre for Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at UWA.

It seems like the simplest question in the world and it is one of the fundamental ways in which we define appearance. But did you (...)
Tuesday 29
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Blurring Boundaries – the role of the artist in social history, responsibility and ethical choices Website | More Information
A public lecture by Mayu Kanamori, 2015 IAS Artist-in-Residence.

Mayu Kanamori's most recent work 'Yasukichi Murakami: Through a Distant Lens' is a theatre work about the life of historical photographer Yasukichi Murakami and the modern day search of his missing photographs.

Wh (...)

 October 2015
Thursday 22
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Light Events : A 2015 International Year of Light Lecture Website | More Information
A public lecture by Rebecca Baumann, artist.

Light is capable of transforming spatial environments - an intangible material which can be manipulated and sculpted. It has the power to affect us psychologically, as well as alter our perception of the world around us. In this presentation (...)


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