Science Unplugged

slq Auditorium 2, State Library of Queensland

Summary

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’ll unravel the secrets held in volcanic rocks and crystals; venom researcher Samantha Nixon who has turned a fear of spiders into a passion; and animal behaviorist, author and friend to all things feathered, Gisela Kaplan.

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Heather Handley

Heather Handley

Participant

Heather Handley

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...

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Rhianna Patrick

Speaker

Rhianna Patrick

During her 17 years at the ABC, Rhianna has worked across news and current affairs (including triple j news), television documentaries and radio. She currently presents a national programme, Sundays...

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Gisela Kaplan

Gisela Kaplan

Participant

Gisela Kaplan

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...

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Samantha Nixon

Samantha Nixon

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Samantha Nixon

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....

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Cost

Tickets $18

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Location

State Library of Queensland, Stanley Place, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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