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Today's date is Saturday, January 18, 2020
Faculty of Science
 November 2019
Thursday 21
18:00 - TALK - Free Seminar: Climate Windows for Polynesian Voyaging Across the Pacific : A/Prof Ian D Goodwin's research has reconstructed the Pacific climate, decade by decade, for the past millennium. Website | More Information
A signature of modern climate change is the poleward expansion of the tropics, but has it happened in the recent millennia? And how can past climate reconstruction help us to understand future changes in Southern Hemisphere marine climate and coasts? Associate Professor in Marine Climatology, Coastal Oceanography and Glaciology at Macquarie University and adjunct research fellow at the UWA Oceans Institute, Ian D Goodwin presents this free public seminar as part of the Ocean's Institute Anthropocene Oceans Seminar Series . Ian will describe how climate change opened windows of opportunity for Polynesian seafarers to use changing windfields to voyage and colonise the Pacific, in particular, Easter Island and New Zealand, and forays into the Southern Ocean and South America during the Medieval Period. At the same time these ocean winds and waves were shaping our modern Australian coast, and he will provide an insight into how past climate reconstruction can help to understand future changes in Southern Hemisphere marine climate and coasts. Ian has almost 40 years research experience in the fields of climatology, paleoclimatology and climate change science, coastal and marine geoscience, coastal oceanography, and polar glaciology. He uses proxy climate data from natural archives such as ice cores, corals, coastal sediments, together with historical meteorology to reconstruct natural climate variability, ocean wind and wave patterns, coastline change, and human maritime voyaging.
Friday 22
10:30 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar Series : Dr Horst Joachim Schirra, Metabolomics Facility Manager, Centre for Advanced Imaging, University of Queensland (UQ), Brisbane. More Information
Bringing together what belongs together – Metabolomics of model organisms and the WormJam international research community for C. elegans systems biology and metabolic modelling.

12:00 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar Series : Professor Gretchen Benedix - Decoding the surface age of Mars More Information
Bayliss Seminar Series - Professor Gretchen Benedix - Decoding the surface age of Mars
Tuesday 26
13:00 - SEMINAR - UWA Data Science Summer Forum : The forum aims to bring together UWA researchers and research students working in Data Science. More Information
This Data Science Forum will showcase research presentations from UWA researchers whose research is in an area of Data Science, who use or want to use more statistics and computing, or who are engaged or want to engage in interdisciplinary research with statisticians and computer scientists.

The forum aims to bring together UWA researchers and research students working in Data Science or with data in order to start and enhance collaborative research.

This is a free event but spaces are limited so please register via the following link: bit.ly/2IzpUrz

Tea, coffee and snacks will be provided.

For further information please contact Professor Inge Koch at inge.koch@uwa.edu.au
Wednesday 27
13:00 - SEMINAR - Heat Therapy: An ancient practice to target modern diseases : School of Human Sciences, Seminar Series Website | More Information
Presentation Summary:Chronic heat exposure, in the form of saunas, hot water baths, and sweat lodges have been utilized in many cultures for thousands of years. While repetitive bouts of heat exposure is generally believed to be healthy, it is only recently that we are beginning to understand the full benefits of ‘heat therapy’ across the spectrum of human health. Passive heating results in a rise in body temperature and changes in cardiovascular hemodynamics, including altered shear patterns of blood flow. There is growing evidence that these responses to acute heat stress combine over repetitive sessions to provide a stress-resistant profile to counter inflammation and oxidative stress, as occurs with aging and chronic disease, as well as from acute damaging events such as ischemia-reperfusion injury. There is also growing evidence heat therapy can be used to target metabolic dysfunction in obesity and diabetes through improvements in insulin signaling in fat and muscle cells. This ancient therapy needs broader application to treat modern diseases, particularly in those not able to obtain the full benefits of exercise. Speaker Biography:Dr. Christopher Minson is the Kenneth and Kenda Singer Professor of Human Physiology. His research focuses on topics related to integrative cardiovascular physiology in humans. His lab investigates how we can use exposures to extreme environments to gain a healthy and resilient physiology. He is also involved in projects related to endocrine function in women, biomarkers of aging and the risk of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, and finding novel ways to improve thermal comfort and safely in work environments. He also works with elite athletes in the use of environmental stressors to improve performance.
Thursday 28
12:00 - EVENT - Bayliss Seminar Series : Professor Dahbia Talbi - The Exotic Chemistry of Space More Information
Seminar
Friday 29
12:00 - EVENT - Bayliss Seminar Series : Structure based targeting of the relaxin-3 neuropeptide receptor RXFKP3 More Information
Structure based targeting of the relaxin-3 neuropeptide receptor RXFKP3

 December 2019
Tuesday 03
8:30 - SEMINAR - "Climate Change and Future Child Health" : Workshop on the effects of climate change on future child health More Information
The workshop on Tuesday 3 December is for those interested in research and collaboration on the effects of climate change on future child health. The symposium on Wednesday 4 December aims to provide the latest information on climate change, environmental degradation and population dynamics on the current and future health of children and the importance and potential of future child health research globally and in Western Australia.

9:00 - TRAINING - UWA Ally Training December 2019 : Gain a better understanding of the issues and needs of LBGTIQA+ staff and students Website | More Information
Ally Workshops are open to any staff member or student who wishes to better understand the issues and needs of LBGTIQA+ staff and students, and is considering becoming an Ally.

This workshop aims to raise awareness of the life experience, issues and needs of LGBTIQA+ staff and students, with a particular focus on lived experiences in work or study on campus. Participants who complete the workshop can elect to become part of the Ally Network and help contribute to a visibly supportive culture on campus.

By the end of the workshop, participants will:

Develop a better understanding of LBTIQA+ people, issues, and cultures Reflect upon their own behavior, sensitivities, and understanding in relation to LBGTIQA+ people Explore the process of becoming an Ally, and Become familiar with practical issues concerning the Ally Network, how it functions, and the role of an Ally This workshop includes group and individual exercises, video clips, role plays, and testimonies by members of the LGBTIQA+ community.
Wednesday 04
9:00 - SYMPOSIUM - "Climate Change and Future CHild Health" : Symposium on the effects of climate change on future child health More Information
The symposium on Wednesday 4 December aims to provide the latest information on climate change, environmental degradation and population dynamics on the current and future health of children and the importance and potential of future child health research globally and in Western Australia
Friday 06
12:00 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar Series : Dr David Wilson - Novel insights into chemical bonding and reactivity More Information
Bayliss Seminar Series
Tuesday 10
10:00 - WORKSHOP - Quantum Simplicity: Introduction to Complexity Science in a Quantum World : A masterclass with Assistant Professor Mile Gu, Nanyang Technological University and UWA IAS Visiting Fellow. Website | More Information
Complexity and quantum science appear at first to be two fields that bear little relation. One deals with the science of the very large – seeking the understand how unexpected phenomena can emerge in vast systems consisting of many interacting components. Quantum theory, on the other hand, deals with particles at the microscopic level and is usually considered limited to the domain of individual photons and atoms. Yet, different as they appear, there is growing evidence that in interfacing ideas from quantum and complexity science, we may unveil new perspective in either both fields.In this masterclass, Mile Gu will first give a tutorial on computational mechanics, a branch of complexity science captures structure by building the simplest causal models of natural observations. He wll then illustrate how many processes that require complex classical models may be simulated by remarkably simple quantum devices and describe recent experiments to test this laboratory conditions. He will survey the potential consequences these developments, highlighting how the indicate that fundamental notions of structure, complexity, and even the arrow of time, may change when the quantum properties of information are taken account. He will then review recent experiments in, where many of these consequences are illustrated through photonic systems.

Mile Gu currently leads the quantum and complexity science initiative - which seeks to explore how quantum technologies can help us understand the science of complex systems (www.quantumcomplexity.org) and holds appointments with the Complexity Institute at Nanyang Technological University and the Centre for Quantum Technologies at the National University of Singapore. Gu’s past research span the areas of quantum information, complexity theory and optical quantum computation, and has been featured in Science and Natural suite Journals. Prior to his current appointment, Gu obtained his PhD at the University of Queensland, and spent three years as faculty at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Information Sciences Tsinghua University under the China 1000 talents program.
Wednesday 11
12:00 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar Series : Prof Rachel Burton from Adelaide University More Information
Alternative Crops for Australian Climates
Thursday 19
14:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium : A Tour of the Mandelbrot Set More Information
The beautiful and complicated Mandelbrot set has captivated mathematicians since the first computer images of the set were drawn in the 1970s and 1980s. In this talk we’ll take a walk around the infinite intricacies of the Mandelbrot set, exploring the spirals, finding Fibonacci, and answering the question every maths student wonders when they first meet the Mandelbrot set: why do we care about this pretty picture?

Cheese and wine to follow in the Maths common room.

 January 2020
Thursday 23
12:00 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar Series : Daniel Passon and Sabine Kahlau -Targenomix More Information
Road from UWA to targenomix: the target identification company
Wednesday 29
18:00 - SEMINAR - Grammar Therapy : Grammar has made a comeback! Website | More Information
Being able to deconstruct a sentence and knowing the fundamental principles of English aren't just helpful tools for learning a second language. They're skills essential to our ability to communicate effectively in almost every field. Grammar Therapy is a simple and effective introduction to English grammar for those who never learned grammar properly in school or need a refresher. This course runs over three weeks (total of 7.5 hrs).

 February 2020
Saturday 01
9:30 - TUTORIAL - Read with Speed - back by popular demand : Double your reading speed and improve your comprehension Website | More Information
Learn how to quickly process the large amount of written information we all deal with daily in our business activities or academic studies. You will be provided with the skills to increase your reading speed significantly as well as improve your comprehension and memory. Students completing this course learn how the reading process works and understand how our brains process, store and retrieve information. They learn new techniques and practise these skills. The combination of knowledge, skills and practice enables students to develop into efficient readers.
Monday 17
8:00 - SYMPOSIUM - Recent Advances in Economic Geology Symposium : This 4 day symposium will showcase some of the CET's most recent research advances. Website | More Information
The Centre for Exploration Targeting and the School of Earth Sciences are pleased to announce the "Recent Advances in Economic Geology Symposium" which will be held from 17th - 20th of February 2020, at The University of Western Australia. This has been very successful in the past and 2020 is a timely renewal of the event. The 4 day symposium will showcase some of our most recent research advances.

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