RMIT has launched an annual series of free public lectures demonstrating how research is meeting the challenges of 21st century science.
Organised by Associate Professor Jared Cole, the School of Science Spring Lectures are presented by leading experts discussing how science is making an impact on the problems of industry and everyday life.
“Our aim is to engage the curious public with our academic community, providing an insight into the latest scientific advances and to allowing them to see what goes on behind the walls of one of Australia’s leading universities,” Cole said.
“For example, our first talk features Dr Nicolas Menicucci discussing how advances in technology are bringing the revolutionary world of quantum computing closer.”
“The three other talks in this series examine cyber security, satellite navigation and how analytical chemistry can illuminate the world around us.”
“With science and technology dominating many aspects of our lives it’s more important than ever for scientists and universities to engage the public in the work that they do.”
“People can sometimes feel intimidated by learning about science, but you don’t need a university degree to come to these lectures, only a thirst for knowledge.”
"RMIT has a long history of science education going back to its origins as the Working Men’s College in the 19th Century and is home to some of Australia’s leading researchers."
The free talks will run every Monday from 4 September until 25 September, 6.30pm to 7.30pm, at Storey Hall in the City campus.
No registration is required.
Story: Lawrence Martin