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Drugs, food and adventure at the 2011 Sydney Science Forum



17 February 2011

The 2011 Sydney Science Forum is set to be the biggest one yet, with more than 8 free public lectures covering a range of thought-provoking science topics. This year you'll get to rub shoulders with an internationally renowned adventurer, learn about the robotic exploration of the sea and air, get the lowdown on drug addiction from an expert psychopharmacologist, and see forum veteran, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki.

Also in store is a special event celebrating the International Year of Chemistry. International and local chefs will be cooking up a storm alongside Sydney Uni chemists and together they will give you a taste of the fascinating world of molecular gastronomy.

Here's just a glimpse of the 2011 line-up:

Life and Death in Antarctica
Internationally renowned adventurer, Tim Jarvis, will recount his recent unassisted expeditions and highlight some of his intriguing environmental findings.

The Brain on Drugs: Psychopharmacology and the effects of drugs on behaviour
What is Australia's biggest drug problem? How do drugs affect the brain to change mood and behaviour? Professor Iain McGregor will tackle these questions and more as he introduces you to the science of psychopharmacology.

Curious and Curiouser
This is your chance to get up close and personal with Dr Karl as he presents his latest swag of super science stories. At the end of the talk, you'll have the opportunity to ask Dr Karl your own burning science questions.

For information on all talks, dates, times and venues, visit theSydney Science Forum website.

Register to attend one or more of these lectures.


Contact: Sydney Science Forum

Phone: 02 9351 3021

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