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Displaying from Tuesday, August 20, 2013
 August 2013
Thursday 22
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - From Continental to Regional: transforming the scales of climate projection : The 2013 Joseph Gentilli Memorial Lecture Website | More Information
A lecture by Professor Andrew J. Pitman, Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science, University of New South Wales.

The report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, in 2007, stated that there is “considerable confidence that climate models provide (...)

 September 2013
Sunday 01
9:00 - CLOSING DATE FOR 2014 - The UWA Science Experience : Closing date for current Year 9 and 10 students applications for January 2014 Website | More Information
Applications CLOSE 30th November for the Science Experience 2014. Current year 9 and 10 students apply on-line at the Science Experience website. Late applications will be accepted if a place is available. To check whether a program is fully booked at any time go to www.scienceexperience.com.au/when (...)

13:00 - EVENT - SPICE PD, Regional Visits and Travelling Scientist : The Travelling Scientist accompanies the SPICE team when they visit regional schools. The Travelling Scientist, a young PhD student, talks to students about their journey in science Website | More Information
SPICE Events are designed to expose high school science teachers to exciting new science by increasing interaction between teachers and researchers at UWA. They provide the opportunity for teachers to engage in current research and learn new ideas for the classroom, and usually contain a range of (...)
Thursday 05
12:00 - TALK - Election Information Talk : Brief electoral summaries near the Oak Lawn. More Information
Two voicings on climate policy and science followed by a Q&A.
Sunday 15
15:30 - CONCERT - Strings Attached Concert : Violin - Viola - Cello! Website | More Information
An all strings extravaganza following the instruments from the early days of Bach and Vivaldi to the recent times of Hindemith and the gypsy music of Ravel.

The concert will feature UWAs finest young string players including Alexandra Isted, Elizabeth Moss, Ellie Walker and Verity (...)
Wednesday 18
18:00 - SCREENING - UPS Screening: Carl Sagan's Cosmos : Our second FREE documentary screening of the semester More Information
In our third screening for the semester, the University Physics Society showcases the famous documentary Cosmos by Carl Sagan.

The event is free as always and open to all. Cheap drinks and snacks can be bought at the door.

For more information about what UPS Has to offer (...)
Thursday 26
8:30 - WORKSHOP - CS4HS - Computer Science for High School Website | More Information
The School of Computer Science and Software Engineering at The University of Western Australia, with generous support from Google, is holding a CS4HS workshop in September 26-27 at UWA. The workshop is free and aimed at helping K-12 teachers (both pre- and in- service teachers) and educators learn (...)

 October 2013
Tuesday 01
15:00 - EVENT - Model Solar Car Challenge Website | More Information
Over the last twenty years tens of thousands of Australian high school and primary students have participated in this hands-on science program. Each student experiences the excitement of competition and, almost without knowing it, fills his or her mind with knowledge.

The competitive (...)
Monday 07
18:00 - EVENT - GM technology - the Future in Agriculture : Find out how future GM technology is set to revolutionize grain growing Website | More Information
Pastoralists and Graziers Association of WA will host a free forum on genetically modified technology and its future in agriculture.

The public forum is an opportunity for city-based consumers and decision-makers to further their understanding of GM technology.

It will be (...)
Wednesday 16
18:00 - SCREENING - UPS Screening: The Secret Life of Chaos (Jim Al-Khalili) : Our third FREE documentary screening of the semester More Information
In our third screening for the semester, the University Physics Society presents The Secret Life of Chaos, from the presenter who also presented the documentary Atom which we screened before.

The event is free as always and open to all. Cheap drinks and snacks can be bought at the door.
Wednesday 30
16:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Lipid Membranes of the Past and Future : Public talk with visiting Artist/Researcher Juan M. Castro (Waseda University, Tokyo) Website | More Information
Life in all its diversity, as we know it today, could not have developed without an organic membrane. All living cells are surrounded by this outer wall or soft boundary. This talk presents an artistic and multidisciplinary perspective on the organic membrane and its potential as a media of (...)

 November 2013
Friday 01
9:00 - EVENT - SPICE PD, Regional Visits and Travelling Scientist : The Travelling Scientist accompanies the SPICE team when they visit regional schools. The Travelling Scientist, a young PhD student, talks to students about their journey in science Website | More Information
SPICE Events are designed to expose high school science teachers to exciting new science by increasing interaction between teachers and researchers at UWA. They provide the opportunity for teachers to engage in current research and learn new ideas for the classroom, and usually contain a range of (...)
Friday 29
15:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Jill Scott Artists Talk: AURALROOTS : Public lecture with current SymbioticA resident Website | More Information
AURALROOTS is a quasi-real interactive sculpture inspired by the behaviour of the outer hair cells and inner hair cells and auditory nerves of the cochlea. It combines tactile and augmented technologies with the strategies of scale to allow the viewer to hear biological and traditional stories (...)

 December 2013
Sunday 01
9:00 - EVENT - SPICE PD, Regional Visits and Travelling Scientist : The Travelling Scientist accompanies the SPICE team when they visit regional schools. The Travelling Scientist, a young PhD student, talks to students about their journey in science More Information
SPICE Events are designed to expose high school science teachers to exciting new science by increasing interaction between teachers and researchers at UWA. They provide the opportunity for teachers to engage in current research and learn new ideas for the classroom, and usually contain a range of (...)

 January 2014
Tuesday 21
16:00 - EVENT - Confucius Forum : Everything about Confucius and China More Information
Speakers:

1) Professor Li Zhongshang, Minister-Counsellor for Education, Embassy of P.R China in Australia Title: Chinese Economy and the Chinese Dream

2) Dr Liu Jingyuan, Senior Advisor, Shandong Association Title: Did the Chinese Discover Australia?

3) Professor (...)

 February 2014
Friday 14
15:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Applications of iPS Cells in Science and Art : Public talk with Dr Michael Edel Website | More Information
Dr. Michael Edel is an Australian with European nationality and is currently a tenure track Group Leader funded by the Ministry of Science and Innovation, Spain. He completed his Bachelor of Science with honors in Anatomy and Human Biology and Physiology, his Post-Graduate Diploma in Education and (...)
Friday 28
15:45 - FREE LECTURE - Free Lecture: Reaching new heights in astronomy: The European Southern Observatory : In this lecture, Professor Tim de Zeeuw, Director General of the ESO, will describe ESO’s current suite of programs, the telescopes that make the discoveries possible and what’s on the horizon for one of the world’s premier astronomical institutions. Website | More Information
The European Southern Observatory (ESO) is the foremost intergovernmental astronomy organisation in Europe and the world’s most productive astronomical observatory.

ESO telescopes have made some of the most significant astronomical discoveries of recent times, including the supermassive (...)

 March 2014
Friday 07
15:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The Rights of Rock Art: Human Entanglements with the Lives of Artefacts : Public Talk with Sven Ouzman Website | More Information
Rock art is one of Archaeology’s most varied, visible and theoretically-informed artefacts. But this ‘artefact’ (Latin: arte + factum ~ ‘thing made by [human] skill’) is not simply brought into the world by human agency. Rather, rock art is both constitutive of human-ness and leads its own life (...)
Wednesday 19
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - How nature makes materials Website | More Information
A lecture by Professor Ullrich Steiner, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge and Australian Academy of Science 2014 Selby Fellow.

Biological organisms have rather limited resources they can use to build the materials they are made of. Given these limitations, the range of (...)

 April 2014
Friday 11
15:00 - EVENT - Evolution of Human Communities: A Primatologist’s Perspective : Public talk with Cyril Grueter Website | More Information
One of the universal features of human sociality is the fact that our social networks are highly integrated: human societies exhibit several nested social layers including families, bands and communities. Several factors have been identified as creating disincentives for hostile intergroup (...)


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