Monday 3 November, 2014

Temperature: A Brief History of Imaginary Time A/Prof Tom Stace, School of Mathematics and Physics, The University of Queensland Heat powers your car, makes or breaks your BBQ, and drives the cosmos.  But how did we move from the primordial sensations of hot and cold to the Second Law of Thermodynamics – which many physicists regard … More Monday 3 November, 2014

Monday 13 October, 2014

  You’re invited to an evening of science in the style of the great panel shows (think Good News Week and Spicks and Specks!), as BrisScience takes a lighter look at the top science stories of 2014 and the scientists behind them. It’s science as you’ve never seen it before, with this year’s panellists including world leading researchers, gifted comedians, and professional science communicators … More Monday 13 October, 2014

Monday 15 September, 2014 – UQ Research Week

In September BrisScience will once again present The University of Queensland’s annual Research Week Public Lectures. This year’s talks are: Why Groups are the Cornerstone of Mental Health Prof Alex Haslam, School of Psychology, The University of Queensland Joining just one social group today you will cut your risk of being diagnosed with depression in the next … More Monday 15 September, 2014 – UQ Research Week

Monday 18 August, 2014 – National Science Week

Cosmic Connections Prof Lawrence Krauss, Arizona State University Internationally renowned physicist and science populariser Professor Lawrence Krauss is coming to Brisbane for an evening of science at a very special BrisScience National Science Week event! His talk, “Cosmic Connections”, will touch on some of the deepest questions of physics, after which Lawrence will be joined … More Monday 18 August, 2014 – National Science Week

Monday 14 July, 2014 – AMSI Winter School public lecture

Cracking the Quantum Code Prof Andrew White, School of Mathematics and Physics, The University of Queensland In order to achieve the technology of futuristic science-fiction movies mankind needs to move beyond our current computers, which are based on technology that was first developed over half a century ago. As we approach the atomic limit of Moore’s Law … More Monday 14 July, 2014 – AMSI Winter School public lecture

Monday 23 June, 2014

Of Bees, Birds and Flying Machines Prof Mandyam Srinivasan, Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland Flying insects are remarkably adept at seeing and perceiving the world and navigating effectively in it, despite possessing a brain that weighs less than a milligram. This presentation, by The University of Queensland’s Prof  Mandyam Srinivasan, will describe recent progress in understanding … More Monday 23 June, 2014

Monday 7 April, 2014

Baking bread by the numbers: Statistics in agriculture Dr Emma Huang, CSIRO In the bread-making process, most of the key players (the farmer, miller, and baker) and their roles are obvious. But where does the statistician fit in? Statistics and agriculture have a long history together, and nowadays farmers work hand in hand with computational … More Monday 7 April, 2014