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11 March 2016
Breakfast with the Brians
Plaza Auditorium, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
11 March 2016

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In a breakfast event that promises to be as entertaining as it is thought provoking, Australia’s Nobel Prize winning astrophysicist (and successful winery owner), Brian Schmidt, meets internationally renowned string...

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11 March 2016
To Infinity and Beyond: The Accelerating Universe
Plaza Auditorium, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
11 March 2016

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It’s modern cosmology’s biggest mystery – an unexplained energy that one day could rip the universe apart. It’s called dark energy, an anti-gravitational force that confounds the conventional laws of...

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23 March 2017
THE NEW NORMAL: The Quantum Age of Computing
Cremorne Theatre, QPAC
23 March 2017

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Quantum technology promises everything from improved traffic flow to faster gene sequencing and targeted pharmaceutical research. Alarmingly, it also has the potential to render current encryption codes not so cryptic, which would threaten cybersecurity...

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23 March 2017
STAYING CONNECTED: A Privacy Crisis
Cremorne Theatre, QPAC
23 March 2017

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Technological advances are challenging our expectations of privacy. Is ‘unplugging’ the only alternative? Public surveillance, cybercrime and metadata retention each affect our right to privacy and impacts the way we...

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25 March 2017
WE DON’T KNOW WHAT WE DON’T KNOW: Big Science, Big Rewards
Concert Hall, QPAC
25 March 2017

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Funding for scientific discovery and application is under increased pressure. Can Big Science help prioritise investment to discover what we don’t know? Science’s contribution to a productive economy, healthy population and...

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25 March 2017
TOWARDS 2050: Renewing Energy Expectations
Concert Hall, QPAC
25 March 2017

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Can we achieve global carbon neutrality by 2050, and what will it take to get there? As revolutionary technology makes renewables more reliable, accessible and affordable, global investment in clean...