Blue carbon, climate change, coral reefs, biofuels, breeding mosquitos to fight dengue, disease resistant crops, what data is good data—and how do we use it? Speakers from the Australia-Indonesia Science Symposium available for interview. More below.
And from Sunday:
A Nobel Prize winner, a Nobel Prize hopeful, Australia’s role in the world’s largest science experiment, plus plenty of quirky physics stories—the biennial Physics Congress starts on Sunday 4 December. More below.
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A Nobel Prize winner, a Nobel Prize hopeful, Australia’s role in the world’s largest science experiment, and plenty of quirky physics stories
The joint 13th Asia Pacific Physics Conference and 22nd Australian Institute of Physics Congress starts on Sunday 4 December—all stories embargoed until released during the Congress.
Here are some highlights:
The biggest discovery of 2016 was gravitational waves, but what’s next? Have more been found? What’s Australia’s role, and why should we care?
David Reitze from LIGO announced the discovery back in February. He’ll bring us the inside story on the discovery of gravitational waves, a phenomenon many physicists feared could never be observed by humans. David and his colleagues are hot tips for a Nobel in 2017.
Researchers from Canberra, Melbourne, and Perth will talk about their work on gravitational waves.
2015 Nobel Prize winner Takaaki Kajita tells how he discovered that neutrinos have mass.
It was the unexpected solution to a longstanding solar conundrum. He’s meeting with two QLD highschool students while he’s here, and giving a public lecture on Monday night. Australians will also be talking about their work on neutrinos. We’ll hear about progress with Stawell’s underground lab in a gold mine, and from other Aussies in NSW and WA who are also hunting for dark matter.
It’s costing $20 billion, and a result is expected in 2035. The world’s largest science experiment hopes to crack fusion power.
Speakers from around the world, including senior advisor to the ITER project Jean Jacquinot, will speak about the global race to master the process that powers our sun. Researchers from ANU will be available to speak about Australia’s involvement.
Other stories to be presented next week include:
- The Australian-made MRI machine that could fit inside your cells.
- Plasma-enhanced beer: the Deakin researchers zapping gas bubbles with electricity.
- No more exploding smartphones: the Australia-China supercapacitor collaboration that could do away with lithium batteries.
- Squinting at alien Earths with the aid of ANU’s clever new photonic chip.
- Plus dozens more physics stories.
We’ll be in Brisbane from Sunday to Thursday and will be providing updates throughout the week via this bulletin and at www.scienceinpublic.com.au/physicscongress.
Blue carbon, climate change, coral reefs, biofuels, breeding mosquitos to fight dengue, disease resistant crops, what data is good data—and how do we use it?
- Speakers from the Australia-Indonesia Science Symposium available for interview.
- The program, photos and other media material are on our website.
Australia and Indonesia share many things from our climate to tropical diseases, our oceans, agricultural challenges, a love of social media, and more.
This week in Canberra more than 100 leading scientists and emerging researchers are meeting to discuss how we can work together to find solutions for some of the most pressing challenges facing both nations in health, marine science and agriculture.
At the opening yesterday, Ministers and the Presidents of the Australian and Indonesian Science Academies were keen to highlight to commonalities between our two countries—and the existing collaborations, including 250 institutional partnerships between Australian and Indonesian universities.
“Our health and science challenges don’t recognise national boundaries, so the developed and developing world need to collaborate,” said Professor Sangkot Marzuki, President of the Indonesian Academy of Sciences.
Over the next two days they’ll delve deeper into the science. The full program is available on our website.
On Thursday, the early and mid-career researchers from both countries will be running the show for another public session.
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