About Science Unplugged
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.
Science Unplugged: Birds, Spiders And Volcanoes
Saturday 28 March, 10:30am
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.
Science Unplugged: Psychedelics, Weather And Solar Cells
Saturday 28 March, 2pm
In this session you’ll hear from the ABC’s Nate Byrne about his love of all things weather and science related; Niraj Lal will take us on journey to the sustainable cities of the future; and Margaret Ross will enlighten you about the new medical dawn for psychedelic drugs.
Science Unplugged: Big Data, Spinning Things And Pain Perception
Sunday 29 March, 10:30am
In this session you’ll hear from Kerrie Mengersen, a Professor of Statistics about using big data for social good; physicist Hugh Hunt will look at the common threads that link all spinning things and pain researcher Tasha Stanton will talk about how using virtual reality can impact the pain we feel.
Science Unplugged: Dinosaurs, Food And Future Cities
Sunday 29 March, 2pm
In this session you’ll hear learn how we really experience flavours with food scientist Heather Smyth; find out about building a city on the sea with Joerg Baumeister; and Paul Willis will share his passion for paleontology.