Forward Momentum: How physics is revolutionising medicine

Date: Wed 20 August 2014
Time: 5.45PM - 6.45PM
Venue: Eastern Avenue Auditorium
Cost: FREE


Presented by Associate Professor Zdenka Kuncic
School of Physics, the University of Sydney

From disease detection to drug discovery, physics has and will continue to revolutionise medicine and facilitate medical breakthroughs. Find out how physics has transformed the quality of human life through discoveries such as x-rays and the structure of the DNA double helix.

Discover how modern physics has driven groundbreaking advances in medicine and biology, from imaging techniques such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) to treatments such as cancer radiation therapy. Get a tantalising glimpse of the next generation of medical breakthroughs enabled by physics, as Associate Professor Zdenka Kuncic reveals current research in areas such as nano-medicine – an emerging paradigm that is rapidly changing the landscape of biomedical research.

Join us after this talk for hands-on activities and demonstrations.

Venue map: Eastern Avenue Auditorium

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