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The University joins Australia's celebration of science



14 August 2014

The Sleek Geeks take a mass selfie at Sydney Town Hall with Nathan Hope, the man who coined the term 'selfie'.
The Sleek Geeks take a mass selfie at Sydney Town Hall with Nathan Hope, the man who coined the term 'selfie'.

A crowd of science enthusiasts joined the University of Sydney's Vice-Chancellor Dr Michael Spence and its sleek geeks Dr Karl Kruszelnicki and Adam Spencer, to launch the start of National Science Week at a packed Sydney Town Hall last night.

The University is joining the national celebration of science with a number of key events.

From hunting for dark matter to knitting neurons, from how physics revolutionises medicine to why X-ray crystallography is one of sciences' towering achievements, the wonder and transforming power of science will be explored.

And in 'What Keeps Sciences Up At Night?' the personal challenges and experience of being a scientist in modern-day Australia will be contemplated.

National Science Week events associated with the University of Sydney include:

National Science Week is supported by Inspiring Australia, Australia's strategy for science engagement, currently hosted at the University of Sydney.


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