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Displaying from Friday, May 08, 2015
 May 2015
Tuesday 12
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Rio Tinto Lecture - A Really Close Look at Flotation Website | More Information
In this public lecture, Jan Cilliers, Professor of Mineral Processing and Head of Department of Earth Science and Engineering in the Royal School of Mines at Imperial College London, will discuss techniques of industrial flotation, rather than simply laboratory or research curiosities. The talk (...)
Thursday 28
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Photography as a Global Language: How a photograph from Wagga Wagga changed British Law Website | More Information
In this public lecture, Jennifer Tucker, Professor of History and Science in Society, Wesleyan University, reveals the significance of the Tichborne affair as a landmark in the emergence of nineteenth-century visual culture and modern evidence law.

COST: Free, but RSVP is required via (...)

 June 2015
Wednesday 03
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - New Views of the Interior Ocean Website | More Information
In this public lecture, Dr Jeffrey Book of the US Naval Research Laboratory and 2015 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Distinguished Visiting Fellow will discuss emerging research in Seismic Oceanography, which has the potential to help close the gap in observing small variability in horizontal (...)
Wednesday 17
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Paleofantasy Website | More Information
A public lecture by Professor Marlene Zuk, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota.

Today it seems everyone is fond of paleofantasies, stories about how humans lived eons ago, and we use them to explain why many elements of our lives, from the food we eat (...)
Thursday 18
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Why is religious violence on the rise? Website | More Information
In this public lecture, Professor Graham K. Brown, Head of the School of Social Sciences at UWA, will take a critical look at the rise of religious violence around the world. In mainstream and popular academic discourse, it is often presumed that religious violence has been on the rise. Yet (...)
Wednesday 24
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Serendipity in the Digital Humanities Website | More Information
This public lecture by Toby Burrows, the European Union Marie Curie Fellow in the Department of Digital Humanities at King's College London, will look at serendipity in the context of humanities research processes generally.

Why are classification and categorization so important? What do (...)

 July 2015
Tuesday 14
18:30 - TALK - The Most Good You Can Do *SOLD OUT* : A conversation with Peter Singer Website | More Information
Peter Singer's challenging new book 'The Most Good You Can Do' has the power to change the way people think about how they live. Professor Singer presents a challenging new movement called 'Effective Altruism' in the search for an ethical life.

In this special Perth event, Professor (...)
Thursday 23
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Species Richness on our Nutrient-Impoverished Soils - Help for Perth Gardeners : The 2015 George Seddon Lecture Website | More Information
Professor Hans Lambers, School of Plant Biology, UWA, will highlight the importance of maintaining Perth's biodiversity through our gardens and verges. South-western Australia is a global biodiversity hotspot, where the greatest plant diversity is found on the most severely phosphorus-impoverished (...)
Monday 27
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Systems Theory in Power Electronics: Methods, Applications and Case Studies Website | More Information
A public lecture by Michael Tse, Chair, Electronic Engineering at Hong Kong Polytechnic University and 2015 IAS Distinguished Visiting Fellow

Much of the power electronics discipline has been built upon the application of circuits and systems theory. However, in the process of developing (...)

 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 (...)

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