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Displaying from Wednesday, August 03, 2011
 August 2011
Wednesday 03
11:00 - SEMINAR - Groups and Combinatorics Seminar: Perfect State Transfer More Information
Groups and Combinatorics Seminar

Murray Smith (UWA)

will speak on

Perfect State Transfer

at 11am Wednesday 3rd of August in MLR2

Abstract: In quantum information systems, it is desirable to transfer the quantum state of one qubit (...)

12:00 - Focus Groups - Dogs And Physical Activity Intervention Study (DAPA-IS) Focus Groups : Exploring barriers and Motivators to Walking your Dog More Information
Do you own a dog and would like to walk it more often? Volunteers Needed

We are seeking volunteers for a study investigating ways to improve the health and well-being of dog owners and their dogs. If you own a dog, and would like to walk it more often we would like you to hear from you.
16:00 - SEMINAR - “Immune consequences of UV exposure: Is it more than just vitamin D?" Website | More Information
Prue Hart is an NHMRC Principal Research Fellow and Adjunct Professor, Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia. Prue is a University of Qld graduate (BScHons, PhD). After working at University of Melbourne and Flinders University, she relocated to Perth in (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Climate Change and Energy Security Policies: Are they really two sides of the same coin? Website | More Information
The 2011 Reid Oration will be presented by Peter Hartley, the George and Cynthia Mitchell Chair in Sustainable Development and Environmental Economics, James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Rice University.

Professor Hartley is a 2011 Professor-at-Large at the Institute of (...)

19:30 - FESTIVAL - School of Music: Old Cello/New Cello Festival Website | More Information
3 - 8 August 2011

A festival of old and new music for 1-12 cellos spanning 3 centuries

Old meets new in an exciting festival of music composed for the cello, ranging from baroque works written in the early 18th century through to world premier compositions by UWA resident (...)
Thursday 04
11:00 - WORKSHOP - School of Music: Old Cello / New Cello - Composition Masterclass Website | More Information
Specialist performer Geoff Gartner will workshop UWA student composer pieces, as well as presenting select works from the repertoire, and give composers advice about writing for cello.

As a musicologist Gartner specializes in the American experimental scene with a particular emphasis on (...)

13:10 - CONCERT - Free Lunchtime Concert: Old Cello / New Cello Website | More Information
Dorothy Ellen Ransom Prize in Composition and Pauline Steel Prize for Solo Cello

Students competing for the Pauline Steel Prize for cello will play newly composed works for solo cello by UWA student composers especially for the Old Cello/New Cello Festival in this combined lunchtime (...)
Friday 05
15:00 - SEMINAR - 'Where the rubber meets the road’: The centrality of what people decide to do during the period between awareness of threat and impact of the hazard More Information
Most of the limited research reported in Australia about community bushfire safety has focused on peoples’ intentions to prepare for bushfires. Relatively little research has focused on what people decide and do when under threat of bushfire attack. I will present findings from research following (...)

17:30 - WORKSHOP - School of Music: Old Cello / New Cello - Piano Masterclass Website | More Information
Accompaniment with Guest Artist Isabelle Trub, piano

Trub has also been closely associated as an accompanist with the International Menuhin Music Academy in Switzerland, Freiburg Hochschule and Villa Musica in Germany, Hindemith Foundation in Switzerland and more recently Youth Music (...)
Monday 08
16:00 - WORKSHOP - School of Music: Old Cello / New Cello - Cello Masterclass Website | More Information
Selected UWA cello students will perform and work with cellist Niall Brown in this public masterclass.

Niall Browns talent was recognised early on by Yehudi Menuhin. Brown has performed as soloist with the Camerata Bern, Camerata Lysy Gstaad, Lausanne Chamber Orchestra and the Scottish (...)
Tuesday 09
13:00 - SEMINAR - Magnetic fields and the brain: myths and mechanisms of circuit reorganisation : School of Anatomy & Human Biology Seminar Series More Information
The Seminar: Pulsed magnetic fields (also known as repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation; rTMS) provide significant therapeutic benefits in a wide range of neurological conditions including stroke, depression and tinnitus. Despite these promising clinical outcomes, surprisingly little is (...)

15:45 - SEMINAR - Physics Seminar : A new perspective on renormalization: invariant actions, a dynamical DNA More Information
A new perspective on renormalization is taken by use of an iterative wavelet based averaging as suggested by Stephane Mallat. This replaces the band limited Fourier transforms used currently. The result is a hierarchy of fundamental excitations of the system based on the complexity of the (...)

16:30 - SEMINAR - 'Does Global Justice Presuppose Global Solidarity' More Information
Recent political philosophy has devoted considerable attention to the elaboration of cosmopolitan theories of justice that argue for the need to redistribute resources and goods globally so as to alleviate extreme poverty or to achieve greater equality worldwide. Less attention has been paid to the (...)

17:00 - SEMINAR - School of Music presents International Research Seminar - Constructing Music in the Head: The Baroque Partimento Tradition and the Link to Keyboard Improvisation Website | More Information
In this Power of Music Seminar, Stewart Smith, Coordinator Classical Music, WAAPA, ECU discusses exciting historical musicology research entitled Constructing Music in the Head: The Baroque Partimento Tradition and the Link to Keyboard Improvisation.

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - How to stack oranges in three dimensions, 24 dimensions, and beyond Website | More Information
A free public lecture by by Akshay Venkatesh, Professor of Mathematics, Stanford University and 2011 Institute of Advanced Studies Professor-at-Large.

How can we pack balls as tightly as possible?

In other words: to squeeze as many balls as possible into a limited space, what’s (...)
Wednesday 10
13:00 - WORKSHOP - Teaching with Technology (Intro to eLearning) Website | More Information
Workshop Description: Done well, teaching with technology has the potential to enhance learning. Using technology appropriately in teaching means recognising the widespread use of technologies in society, and enabling our learners to become more widely proficient with technologies. These can be (...)

16:00 - SEMINAR - "The Gene Mine Mouse Model for Diabetic Retinopathy". and "The role of the Yes-associated protein in the transformation of liver progenitor cells and the development of hepatocellular carcinoma” Website | More Information
Lakshini Graduated from Bangalore University in India in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology. After graduating, she worked as a research assistant at the Human Genetics Unit in the Colombo medical faculty, Sri Lanka. Moving to Australia in 2009 she worked as a research assistant (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Women in Science Website | More Information
Speaker: Eleanor Dodson, Professor Emeritus, York Structural Biology Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, University of York, UK and 2011 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Professor-at-Large.

Highly cited scientist, Professor Eleanor Dodson, will discuss the role of women and science (...)
Thursday 11
13:10 - PERFORMANCE - Free Lunchtime Concert Website | More Information
Dominic Perissinotto (organ) Sarah-Janet Brittenden (mezzo soprano) Clare Tunney (cello)

An assortment of old favourites for organ, voice and cello.

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Randomness in number theory More Information
Public lecture by the 2011 Mahler Lecturer

Peter Sarnak (Princeton University)

will speak on

Randomness in number theory

Abstract: By way of concrete examples we discuss the dichotomy that in number theory the basic phenomena are either very structured (...)

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