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ANSTO Distinguished Lecture Series: Presentations

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Lecture information: 2014   
 

Date Lecture topic  Speaker About the talk Listen to the talk
04.11.14 Striving for excellence Prof Fiona Woods
Winthrop 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.
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28.10.14 Hadron Therapy Dr Michael Scholz Dr Michael Scholz gave an insight into the technical developments of a successful pilot project that uses hadron therapy in cancer treatment. Learn more
 
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08.10.14 Discovery of new materials Prof Sean Smith Prof 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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15.08.14 Discovery of other worlds Prof Warrick Couch The 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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28.04.14 Women in science Dr Cathy Foley Dr 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 Linewaever

In this talk Dr Linewaever speaks about the role that radiation therapy can play in a target the weakness strategy for cancer treatments. Learn more
 

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10.03.14 Evolving lithium economy Michael Thackeray   Rechargeable 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
 
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11.02.14 Innovative health solutions Prof Dale Bailey Australian 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 more
 
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28.01.14 3D Mapping tool Dr Elliot Duff CSIRO 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 Podcast available 

Lecture information: 2013 
Date Lecture topic Speaker About the talk Listen to the talk
07.11.13 Small science at large facilities
 
Prof Yasuhiko Fujii Small science at large facilities in the Asia-Oceania Region having a global impact. This talk focused on neutron scattering and synchrotron radiation research. Learn more
 
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08.10.13 Hadron therapy overview Prof Roberto Orecchia 
Prof Sandro Rossi
Hadron therapy is a form of advanced radiotherapy that represents an important innovation in the fight against cancer. This talk explains hadron therapy that is seen to be giving hope to thousands of patients. Learn more
 
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15.08.13 The killer defence Prof Peter Doherty Award winning researcher and former Australian of the Year, Prof Peter Doherty gave a high level view of how the body's complex defence mechanisms deal with the constant threat of viruses and bacteria that seek to live in or on us. Learn more.
 
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29.07.13 Evolution of nuclear energy  Dr Massimo- Salvatores Nuclear energy can be a powerful asset for future generations in order to meet growing energy demand. 
 
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08.07.13  Molecular biology assumptions Prof John Mattick Prof John Mattick discussed theories of biology and evolution. The talk focused on non-protein coding RNA's that exhibit tissue and cell specific patterns and subcellular locations. Learn more
 
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 16.05.13 Irradiation testing of thorium Julian Kelly  In this talk Julian Kelly explain what thorium is and the 'on-line' measurement of material behaviours while the fuel is operating at power. 
 
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 08.04.13 The GIANT Alliance Prof Bill Stirling  Prof Bill Stirling explains the GIANT Alliance in Grenoble, talking about the objectives, partner institutions and the centres of excellence under development. Learn more.  
 
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 19.03.13 Nuclear fusion  Prof Nanda Dasgupta In this talk Prof Nanda Dasgupta explores how researchers unravel collision dynamics through ingenious experiments. Learn more
 
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 21.02.13 Uncovering our deep past Prof Claudio Tuniz  From ancient dentistry to the oldest military fort built by Romans in Europe, Prof Tuniz shared how a revolutionary imaging technique is transforming how we uncover the past. Learn more
 
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 11.02.13 Managing waste safely  Prof William Lee  Managing radioactive waste safely presents technical and social issues associated with building a geological disposal. Prof Bill Lee discusses the UK's experience.   Not available 

Lecture information: 2012 
Date  Lecture topic  Speaker About the talk  Listen to the talk
07.12.12  Structure and drug discovery  Prof Eric Xu  Professor Xu from the Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica at the Chinese Academy of Sciences shared his insights on nuclear hormone receptors and G-protein coupled receptors.
 
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15.11.12  History of spallation neutron sources  John Carpenter  John Carpenter explains the earliest surveys of cosmic rays dating back to 100 years ago in 1912. The early observations talks about spallation neutron production process as we know it today.  Podcast available 
31.10.12  Imaging agents visualise biomarkers  Prof Jason Lewis  Prof Jason Lewis talks about his work and the future of cancer detection and therapy looking at new imaging techniques. He hopes this research will move from the research lab and into the clinic.
 
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09.10.12  Developments in photovoltaics  Prof Martin Green  Prof Martin Green gives an insight on technological revolutions that are currently occurring in industry. He focuses on the recent developments in photovolatics. 
 
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23.09.12  Technology trends of carbon-ion  Dr Atsushi Kitagawa  Dr Atsushi Kitagawa explains the technology trends of carbon-ion radiotherapy and NSIR's role for its promotion.
 
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05.09.12  Sustainable food  Prof John Crawford  Human Beings are part of the global ecosystem that is on the brink. Professor Crawford explains how we need to adapt to address issues of food security and wellbeing.
 
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15.08.12 Accelerator mass spectrometry  Dr Michael Paul  In his talk Professor Michael Paul will discuss how Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) has entered the field of astrophysics and the potentially great impact it will have on our view of the universe.
 
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12.07.12  Human digestive tract Dr Phil Dinning  From cables to colons: Dr Phil Dinning talks about a journey for fibre Bragg grating technology into the Dark Continent of the human digestive tract.
 
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22.06.12  Semiconductor nanowires  Prof Chennupati Jagadish  Prof Chennupati Jagadish gives a talk about semi-conductor nanowires for optoelectronic device applications. 
 
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30.04.12  Welfare of the Indonesian Community  Prof Hudi Hastowo  Prof Hudi Hastowo explains the application of nuclear science and technology for the welfare of the Indonesian Community. The talk explains how PT Batan Teknologi  produces medical and industrial isotopes for Indonesia's domestic needs.
 
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30.03.12  New frontier of high energy physics  Prof Geoffrey Taylor  Prof Geoffrey Taylor talks about ATLAS at the Large Hadron Collider, explaining the new frontier of high energy physics.
 
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22.02.12  Countering proliferation  Dr Robert Floyd  Dr Robert Floyd gives a talk on ASNO and Australia's efforts to counter WMD proliferation.
 
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06.02.12  Polymers and neutron scattering  Prof Dame Higgins  Prof Dame Julia Higgins talks about polymers and neutron scattering techniques.   Not available 

Lecture information: 2011 
Date  Lecture topic  Speaker  About the talk  Listen to talk
29.11.11  Opportunities in collaborations  Nadia Rosenthal  Prof Nadia Rosenthal explains how Australia is an Associate Member of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, and the opportunities this presents. 
 
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22.11.11  Climate insights in ice coring  Tas Van Ommen  Our understanding of the Earth's climate, in particular, depends foremost on the Earth's history. How past climate changed can provide some insight into future climate. Dr van Ommen explains.
 
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25.10.11  Life and death in the cell  Prof Suzanne Cory  Prof Suzanne Cory  talks about the life and death in cells.  Not available 
23.09.11  Meeting energy demands in India  Dr Baldev Raj  Dr Baldev Raj explores the challenges and opportunities in meeting energy demands of India. The talk focuses on nuclear energy as an important and inevitable pursuit.
 
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13.09.11  Will it produce a big bang?  Dr Vincent Smith  Dr Vincent Smith talks goes back to the very beginning where the universe started with a Big Bang. He argues we don't fully understand how or why it developed the way it did. 
 
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22.08.11  Innovation in a resource  Ms Bianca Nogrady  In a world of dwindling resources and where waste grows ever more costly, the greatest market opportunity lies in resource efficiency - finding ways to do more with less. Bianca Nogradyt explains.
 
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08.07.11  Applications of e-research  Paul Bonnington   New developments in e-Research platforms are being led by some leading researchers in the bio-medical and bio-chemical imaging disciplines that have had a transformational impact on their approaches to research. Prof Bonnington explains.
 
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17.05.11  Nuclear governance for 21st century Mr John Carlson  Mr John Carlson talks about nuclear governance explaining how Institutional arrangements dealing with nuclear energy. The talk emphasizes particular treaties, decisions of international bodies, cooperation arrangements and other mechanisms.
 
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12.04.11  Atomic mass spectrometry  Martin Suter  Martin Suter talks about how advances in technologies are playing an important role in research. He argues many improvements were possible due a better understanding of the physics. Not available 

Lecture information: 2010 
Date  Lecture topic  Speaker  About the talk  Listen to talk
30.11.10  Synchrotron radiation applications Dr William Thomlinson  Dr William Thomlinson gave a talk on the medical applications of synchrotron radiation beginning with the first human coronary angiography program at the Standford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource.
 
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08.11.10  Status report on the hadron collider  Dr Stephen Myers  Dr Stephen Myers talks about the repair of the LHC and gives a description of the progress made with the LHC since the accident of September 2008.
 
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14.10.10  Cultural materials conversation  Prof Robyn Sloggett  Prof Robyn Sloggett talks about how science supports the preservation of culture in the Asia-Pacific region, and how such work addresses issues of cross-cultural engagement not only at local community and national level.
 
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23.08.10  Sensing ionizing radiation  Prof David Wehe  Ionizing radiation is a both a natural and man-made phenomena that plays a major role in contemporary applications. Prof David Wehe explains the demands of sensing ionizing radiation in the new world. 
 
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28.07.10  From big bang to radiation therapy  Dr Micahel Doser  Dr Michael Doster explains the measurement of the gravitational interaction between matter and antimatter. Not available 
12.05.10  Obesity physiology  Prof Michael Cowley  Prof Michael Cowley discusses the developments that have been enforced to regulate food intake and energy expenditure to reduce adipose stores and cause weight loss.
 
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22.03.10  Low dose radiation effects  Dr Ron Mitchel   Humans are surrounded by ionising radiation from many natural sources for every day of their lives, this subject goes to the heart of our understanding of nuclear physics.
 
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25.02.10  The spin of electronics  Dr Stuart Parkin   A magnetic recording read head, formed from a spin-valve, and more recently by a magnetic tunnel junction, has enabled a 1,000-fold increase in the storage capacity of hard disk drives.
 
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09.02.10  Prescription for the planet  Tom Blees   Worldwide environmental and social problems require a bold vision for the future that includes feasible planet-wide solutions with all the details.
 
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Lecture information: 2009  
Date  Lecture topic  Speaker  About the talk  Listen to talk
21.10.09  CERN's superconducting accelerators  Prof Emmanual Tsesmelis  Prof Emmanuel Tsesmelis, gave presentation on CERN's primary research aims, and the operational status of the Large Hadron Collider. Not available
12.10.09  Fusion energy  Dr Barry Green  Dr Barry Green describes the development of fusion energy with an emphasis on the ITER Project. Not available