The formula for science unplugged is pretty simple. Take three of the brightest minds at the World Science Festival Brisbane, and give them a stage for 20 minutes each to share their love of science and the passion of their project. Throw in some Q & A, and deliver to an audience full of curiosity.
In this session you’ll hear from volcanologist Heather Handley who will answer the question, ‘Will a volcano ever erupt in Australia?’; venom researcher Samantha Nixon who has turned a fear of spiders into a passion; and field biologist, author and friend to all things feathered, Gisela Kaplan.
Heather Handley is a volcano scientist at Macquarie University in Sydney. Her research unravels the chemical secrets held in volcanic rocks and their crystals to answer questions such as: What...View Profile
Rhianna Patrick is Torres Strait Islander woman with 20+ years as a media professional. She’s worked across Indigenous media, communications, radio, television documentaries and news. Rhianna currently presents a national...View Profile
Gisela Kaplan is emeritus Professor of Animal Behaviour at the University of New England, Armidale NSW, and Honorary Professor at the Queensland Brain Institute, Brisbane. She has two PhDs, and...View Profile
Samantha is a former arachnophobe turned venoms scientist and spider advocate. She is a final year PhD student with the The University of Queensland's Institute for Molecular Bioscience and CSIRO....View Profile
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