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.
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
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...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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