PLUGGING INTO OUR FUTURE: THE RESEARCH POWERING THE ENERGY DEBATE BrisScience in partnership with the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) on the occasion of ATSE’s 32nd National Symposium – Future-proofing Australia: Rising to the Challenge of Climate Change Australia’s energy requirements are growing every year, with Queensland’s consumption increasing more quickly than anywhere else. But what will feed this growth over the next ten or fifty years? With climate change at crisis point, low emission technologies and renewable energy will be essential for Australia’s energy future. There is healthy debate, however, amongst environmentalists, engineers, governments, and residents as to what those technologies should be. Should we be building wind generators, installing solar panels or investing in carbon capture and storage? Will geothermal and wave power be viable? What about nuclear energy? Most importantly, what are the costs, benefits and risks of the upcoming technologies, and how will they affect you, the consumer? Join Dr Joel Gilmore and a team of expert panelists as they discuss the merits and implications of a range of current and future technologies – from wind to solar to clean coal, and more – in this special BrisScience session in partnership with ATSE. Panelists include: * John Loughhead, Executive Director, UK Energy Research Centre * Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg – Director, Global Change Institute, UQ * Professor Kelly Thambimuthu, FTSE – Director, Centre for Coal Energy Technology (CCETech), UQ * Peter Meurs – Managing Director, Worley Parsons
Venue: State Library of Queensland, Auditorium 1 Date: Tuesday 17 November, 2009 @ 6.30 pm (Doors open at 6 pm) Questions? Contact Lynelle (email@example.com)
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30 November – Len Fisher, UK Author of Rock, Paper, Scissors: Game Theory in Everyday Life, How to Dunk a Doughnut: The Science of Everyday Life, Weighing the Soul: The Evolution of Scientific Ideas, and The Perfect Swarm: The Science of Complexity in Everyday Life. In partnership with the Brisbane Writers Festival, BrisScience proudly presents Opening the Door to Science IgNobel Prize winning physicist, Len Fisher, has captured the public imagination with his personal approach to popular science writing. Topics range from the physics of biscuit dunking to the use of the mathematics of co-operation to help resolve resource depletion and global warming. WHEN: 6 pm – 7 pm WHERE: State Library of Queensland, Auditorium 1 Questions? Contact Lynelle Ross
14 December – Dr Daryl Cooper, University of California, Santa Barbara
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====================================================== OTHER SCIENCE RELATED EVENTS ATSE 32nd National Symposium – Future-proofing Australia: Rising to the Challenge of Climate Change Visit www.atse.org.au/index.php?sectionid=1019 for more information
Australian Institute of Physics International Year of Astronomy Series Professor Brian Boyle will discuss his work on the The Square Kilometre Array. Thursday 12 November 2009, Winterford Room, Regatta Hotel, Coronation Drive @ 6.30 pm Stretching over a continent and comprised of over 5000 antennas, the Square Kilometre Array is proposed to be the world’s largest radio telescope and one of the most ambitious pieces of scientific infrastructure ever built. It will address some of the key questions of 21st century astronomy and physics and act as an scientific icon for generations to come. I will outline the international project which aims to build this telescope by the end of next decade, and describe some of the transformational scientific projects that will be done with the telescope. I will also describe current SKA activities in Australia developments, including construction of the Australian SKA Pathfinder telescope at the Murchison Radioastronomy Observatory in Western Australia over the coming four years. With Southern Africa, Australia is currently one of two countries short-listed to host this $2.5b telescope. ~~~
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