Sydney Science Forum

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Public lectures by the brightest minds in science

The Faculty of Science's flagship public lecture series, the Sydney Science Forum, brings thousands of people from the Sydney community on campus each year to hear about the latest in scientific research, ideas, possibilities and innovations.

The forums take place throughout the year and are a highlight of the Science Alliance program. Many of the guest speakers are leaders in their respective fields and the Forum provides not only an opportunity to listen to, but also to interact with these special guests.

The series communicates cutting-edge science research in a way that is accessible and fun!

2018 Sydney Science Forum


Explosions in the sky: Gravitational waves and the new astronomy


Presented by Associate Professor Tara Murphy
ARC Future Fellow | Sydney Institute for Astronomy | School of Physics

Wednesday 21 March 2018
Time: 5.45pm – 7.00pm
Venue: Eastern Avenue Auditorium, Camperdown Campus
Cost: Free
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Karl, the Universe and Everything


Presented by Dr Karl Kruszelnicki
Julius Sumner Miller Fellow, University of Sydney

Wednesday 9 May 2018
Time: 5.45pm – 7.00pm
Venue: York Theatre, Seymour Centre, University of Sydney
Cost: Free
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Virtual Reality: Exploring new dimensions


Presented by Professor Olivier Piguet & Associate Professor Hamish MacDougall

Date: Wednesday 6 June 2018

Time: 5.45pm - 7.00pm

Venue: Footbridge Theatre, Camperdown Campus

Cost: Free

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Adventures in the virosphere: Charting the world of viruses


Presented by Professor Edward Holmes FAA FRS
ARC Australian Laureate Fellow | School of Life and Environmental Sciences | Sydney Medical School

Wednesday 12 September 2018
Time: 5.45pm – 7.00pm
Venue: Eastern Avenue Auditorium, Camperdown Campus
Cost: Free
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