Accurately observing the world around us has never been more important. Associate Professor Oliver Jones discusses how the tools of analytical chemistry illuminate our lives and environment.
Analytical science has experienced somewhat of a renaissance in recent years. Advances in sensitivity now allow for the detection of almost unimaginably small amounts of virtually any substance and the detailed analysis of single cells.
Such measurements have allowed scientists of all types to change the world in which we live.
Today, analytical chemistry is critically important in monitoring the environment, ensuring food quality, making advances in the understanding, and diagnosis of disease and ensuring product quality control.
Its applications in forensic science are familiar to many of us from shows like CSI and NCIS - but does the science on television match real life?
Find out in this talk by Associate Professor Jones, where he will discuss the instruments that are the tools of the trade of the modern analytical chemist, showcase the science behind them and examine their critical (and often overlooked) importance to our everyday life.
About the presenter
Associate Professor Oliver Jones is passionate about the power of analytical chemistry to reveal and improve the world around us.
He is an expert in a broad range of techniques and applications for analytical chemistry, particularly in the areas of biochemistry and the environment.
Registration is not required. Please ensure you arrive in time to be seated for the 6.30pm start.
About the School of Science Spring Lectures
In the School of Science Spring Lectures, leading experts address current topics about how science impacts on the problems of industry and everyday life.
The talks give the public, students, industry and academics insights into the latest scientific advances and the future of scientific research being conducted at RMIT.