Pioneers in Science (High School)
25 March 2021
Playhouse, QPAC

Summary

In the 1990’s astronomer Prof Brian Schmidt pioneered a new way to study space, discovered the accelerating expansion of the universe, and earned a Nobel Prize. 16 years ago he became a mentor to a young physicist, Tamara Davis, who went on to become a Professor and pioneer new ways to study Dark Energy.

Tamara continues the tradition of nurturing young talent; with her former PhD student, Josh Calcino set to move to the birthplace of the atomic bomb to pioneer discoveries of the formation of planets in other solar systems.

The careers of these three inspiring scientists are intertwined and their passion for innovation is at the heart and soul of scientific advancement. This event is a unique opportunity to hear stories of discovery from three generations of Pioneers in Science.

Pioneers in Science is presented with QPAC.

 

FEATURING

Tamara Davis

Tamara Davis

Speaker

Tamara Davis

Astrophysicist Tamara Davis studies the elusive “dark energy” that’s accelerating the universe. She’s measured time-dilation in distant supernovae, helped make one of the largest maps of the galaxies in the...

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Brian Schmidt

Brian Schmidt

Speaker

Brian Schmidt

Professor Brian P. Schmidt was appointed Vice-Chancellor and President of The Australian National University (ANU) in January 2016. Professor Schmidt is the 12th Vice-Chancellor of The Australian National University (ANU)....

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Tegan Taylor

Tegan Taylor

Moderator

Tegan Taylor

Tegan Taylor is co-host of the ABC’s multi-award-winning Coronacast and a health and science journalist in the ABC Science Unit, where she reports on topics from health fads to moonquakes...

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Josh Calcino

Josh Calcino

Speaker

Josh Calcino

Josh is a recent PhD graduate in astrophysics, with a passion for research and science communication. In his research Josh has studied a wide range of topics, including the nature...

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Curriculum Links
ACSHE119, ACSHE134, ACSHE157, ACSHE158, ACSHE160, ACSHE191, ACSHE192, ACSHE194, ACSHE223, ACSHE226

Cost

Student $10

Session Times

Pioneers In Science (high School)

25 March 2021

60mins 1:30pm

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