Distinguished Lecture presentations

Lecture collage 16.09.14


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DateLecture topicSpeakerAbout the talkPodcast
11.5.16Nuclear science's role in contemporary environmental managementDavid Osborn

As Director of the IAEA Environment Laboratories, Mr Osborn highlights the work of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s environmental monitoring and research program, and explores the many prospects for applying nuclear science to key environmental challenges in Australia and abroad. Learn more

 

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13.04.16The past, present and future research priorities of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System scienceAndy Pitman

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science was established on July 1st 2011 to improve our understanding of the Australian climate with the goal of improving the regional skill of climate models over the continent. As Director of the Centre, Pitman discusses their priorities and provides detail on the tools, techniques and methods they use to achieve our research goals. Learn more


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16.3.16Overview of the Westinghouse Electric Company and its global businessRita Bowser

As Vice President, Project Advancement New Plants & Major Projects Westinghouse Electric Company, Rita presents an overview of the Westinghouse and its global business— focusing on new nuclear power plant safety, design and construction, and Westinghouse innovation. Learn more


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Lecture information: 2015 
DateLecture topicSpeakerAbout the talkPodcast
19.11.15Equity & diverty in STEM organisationsTina Eboka

Tina Eboka is the Group Managing Director at NTP Radioisotopes SOC Ltd, one of ANSTO’s counterparts in South Africa. In this highly topical lecture, Tina shares her experience on how to best foster equity and diversity in STEM organisations, and how to support women to take on leadership roles.


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18.08.15Understanding depressionProf. Lynette DawsProf. Daws from the University of Texas Health Science Centre at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) discusses the critical need to identify new drug targets and the development of novel drugs with improved therapeutic efficacy to treat depression. Learn more.N/A
24.07.15European Challenges for Materials Sciences by Neutron ScatteringProf. Christiane Alba-Simionesco

The Director of the Laboratory Lėon Brillouin (LLB) at CEA, Saclay, France and Chair of the European Neutron Scattering Association (ENSA) maps out the European scientific community and facilities and explains that while they have a brilliant history of achievment across numerous fields, they will face serious challenges in the next 20 years. Learn more.


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12.03.15Understanding ecological impact on coastal systemsProf. Emma JohnstonProf. Emma Johnston speaks about understanding ecological impact on coastal systems. She presented highlights of her team’s recent research that relied on the development of new techniques to detect and distinguish stressors caused by human impact. Learn more.Podcast available 
13.02.15Cryoelectron tomographyProf. Wolfgang Baumeister

Prof. Baumeister shared some dynamic tomographic slices and 3D visualisations of large biological molecules in intact cells under close-to-life conditions that provide information about the architecture and molecular interactions at the atomic scale. Learn more.


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Lecture information: 2014  
 Date Lecture topicSpeaker About the talk Podcast 
04.11.14Striving for excellenceProf. Fiona WoodsWinthrop Professor Fiona Wood speaks on the challenges we face relating not only to the individual and the health system, but to the whole community. Learn more.Video available
28.10.14Hadron therapyDr Michael ScholzDr Michael Scholz gave an insight into the technical developments of a successful pilot project that uses hadron therapy in cancer treatment. Learn morePodcast available
08.10.14Discovery of new materialsProf. Sean SmithProf Sean Smith from the University of New South Wales gave a talk on accelerating the discovery of new functional materials. Learn more.
 
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15.08.14Discovery of other worldsProf. Warrick CouchThe Australian Astronomical Observatory is our national optical astronomy observatory. In this talk Prof Warrick Couch explores cosmology, galaxy information and the discovery of other worlds. Learn more.
 
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28.04.14Women in science Dr Cathy FoleyDr Cathy Foley has become one of the most recognisable faces in Australian science, pursuing ground breaking research and ideas. Learn more.
 
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28.03.14
Radiation therapy
 
Dr Charley LinewaeverIn this talk Dr Linewaever speaks about the role that radiation therapy can play in a target the weakness strategy for cancer treatments. Learn moreN/A
10.03.14Evolving lithium economy  Michael ThackerayRechargeable lithium-ion batteries have become significant in powering both small and large applications ranging from smart cards to electric vehicles. Michael Thackeray discusses the challenges and opportunities within an evolving lithium economy. Learn more. N/A
11.02.14
Innovative health solutions
  
Prof Dale BaileyAustralian nuclear medicine standards are among the best in the world. There has been a particular focus on hybrid imaging techniques in the last decade. Professor Dale Bailey tells us more about Australian achievements in nuclear medicine. Learn moreN/A
28.01.143D mapping toolDr Elliot DuffCSIRO has developed Zebedee, a handheld laser scanner which generates 3D maps of challenging environments and is an essential tool for a wide range of scientific purposes. Dr Elliot Duff provides an insight into this unique tool. Learn more. N/A