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Today's date is Thursday, April 09, 2020
Faculty of Science
 December 2019
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. Gus 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 well 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.
Friday 14
12:00 - SEMINAR - From ultrafast processes in solar cells to prediction of meat quality:using spectroscopy and computational methods to understand complex systems. : 6488 4412 More Information
Keith C. Gordon Department of Chemistry, University of Otago, Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND.

Title: From ultrafast processes in solar cells to prediction of meat quality:using spectroscopy and computational methods to understand complex systems.
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.
Friday 21
10:30 - SEMINAR - A quantum-chemical view on coordination chemistry: spectroscopy, catalysis, and bonding : Martin Kaupp More Information
A quantum-chemical view on coordination chemistry: spectroscopy, catalysis, and bonding

12:00 - SEMINAR - Quantum Chemistry: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly : Peter Gill (David Craig medalist. Schofield Professor of Theoretical Chemistry. University of Sydney More Information
Monday 24
14:00 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar Series : The CSIRO Synthetic Biology Future Science Platform / Synthetic biology flux control tools for metabolic engineering: isoprenoids as a model system More Information
Wednesday 26
17:45 - PRESENTATION - MBA and Graduate Certificate Information Evening : Hear about our MBA suite of programs, including new courses for 2020. Website | More Information
If you haven't already enrolled in an MBA or Graduate Certificate, join us for an information evening on Wednesday 26 February at the UWA Business School to hear about our suite of programs. Youll meet industry professionals, MBA Directors and some of our current students and alumni who are making their mark in business.

The course fee for our MBA Intensive program has been reduced and multiple scholarships are available every year. Come and join WAs highest-ranking business school and grab the chance to take your career to the next level.

UWA is a member of the Group of Eight and has an outstanding reputation: we're ranked 1st in Western Australia and among the top 100 universities worldwide (QS World Rankings, 2019).



--What to expect--

We'll cover everything you need to know about these UWA MBA programs and MBA-pathway Graduate Certificates:

-MBA Intensive

-MBA Flexible

-Graduate Certificate in Business

-Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

-Graduate Certificate in Health Leadership and Management (new for 2020)

-Graduate Certificate in Leadership

-Graduate Certificate in Minerals and Energy Management (new for 2020)

-Graduate Certificate in Social Impact

You'll hear about various study options and what's included in each program, and gain some useful application advice. Join us for drinks and nibbles, learn about the new MBA Intensive, and decide which path is right for you.



--Event details--

5.45 PM: Registrations open

6.00 PM: Presentations and Q&A panel begins

7.00 PM: Drinks, nibbles and networking

 March 2020
Thursday 05
12:00 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar Series : Protein engineering and functional studies of enzymes used for diverse applications More Information

16:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium : It's a wonderful life! - Reflections on the career of a mathematician More Information
Followed by Cheese and wine in Maths Common Room

Abstract: We all have our doubts off and on if life is really so wonderful. But that is not what I want to address here. Watching the Jimmy Stewart movie with this title, there was one scene which captured my imagination: the Guardian Angel shows George Bailey how the world would have been without him. Personally, I never had much need to know how the world would have looked without me. However, all other things equal, how would life have been if I had lived in a different time and place, would be something of interest to me! This is the stuff of movies and fairy tales. But at least it is possible to play this as an intellectual game. I was born and raised in Germany before WW II. After getting my Ph.D. in 1962, I married a fellow mathematician and we immigrated to the US one year later, where we taught at a university until our retirements, first at Ohio State and then at Binghamton University. What would life have been if I stayed in Germany, did not get married, were born fifty or one hundred years earlier, or were born in another country? Looking at actual and potential role models over the centuries helped me answer some of these questions. In essence, it got me back to the roots of what shaped my life.
Tuesday 10
18:45 - FREE LECTURE - RACI Bayliss Youth Lecture 2020 : Shining a light on crime: Applications of spectroscopy to forensic science Website | More Information
Paint, cosmetics, ink. All of these can be forms of forensic evidence that can help detectives to make links between individuals, objects and locations a critically important part of a criminal investigation. But how to get the most useful information from these types of evidence? This is where chemistry plays an essential role. Join Dr Georgina Sauzier as she explores a key tool of analytical chemistry and how it can be used for analysis of forensic evidence.

Tickets are free but you must register at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/raci-bayliss-lecture-2020-shining-a-light-on-crime-uwa-tickets-86459128581
Thursday 12
12:00 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar Series : Understanding the Parastagonospora nodorum wheat interaction; is it as simple as we think? More Information
Thursday 19
12:00 - CANCELLED - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar Series : Genomics with AGRF More Information
Unfortunately this event has been cancelled.

Speaker is unable to attend on this date due to travel restrictions.

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Genomics with AGRF
Monday 23
11:00 - CANCELLED - SEMINAR - Dr Marcus White, Sciences of Synthesis More Information
Unfortunately this event has been cancelled.

Speaker is unable to attend on this date due to travel restrictions.

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The seminar will provide information on reliable chemical transformations using Science of Synthesis

 April 2020
Thursday 09
10:00 - CANCELLED - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar Series : Driving in the dark: mutated long noncoding RNAs in tumorigenesis More Information
Unfortunately this event has been cancelled.

Speaker is unable to attend on this date due to travel restrictions.

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