Events in Swinburne This National Science Week

Swinburne celebrates National Science Week from August 13th to 21st.

National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology and provides Swinburne with an opportunity to recognize and share with the community the outstanding contributions of our scientists.

Swinburne’s commitment to knowledge is grounded in our research and our focus on impacting the real world and transforming our global and local communities. As a trusted and respected world-class leader in cutting-edge research, we are determined to make a real difference to the communities we serve.

The best (and worst!) movies of all time include discussions about science, a story of forgotten women scientists, a networking evening for women in STEM, and a free public astronomy lecture with James Webb Space that uncovers mysteries. want. The telescope is not to be missed!

Below is more information about these events:

Scientific Assemble – The science of superheroes from the screen to the lab

When: Monday, August 15 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m

Where: ATC101 Lecture Hall (Ground Floor) 427-451 Burwood Road, Hawthorne

The science of science fiction is important; More people will be exposed to physics and science concepts than in movie classes, so it’s important that Hollywood gets it right. As we’ll see, the accuracy of the science doesn’t take the fun out of the movie, and in fact the best movies in terms of physics are often the best in terms of movie quality. It’s also a great way to learn physics by seeing what works well and how some movies do so poorly.

Join astrophysicist Alan Duffy, a Swinburne professor, as he takes you on a journey discussing science in some of the best (and worst!) movies of all time.

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Lunch Learn more: Hydrogen 101

When: Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 August, 12.30pm to 1.30pm

Where: Innovation Precinct, Level 4, 66-68 William Street (entrance via McLeod Lane), Hawthorne

Bring your lunch and join us during National Science Week for an engaging hour-long education – snacks included!

Hydrogen is a promising solution to fight climate change and will create new and exciting jobs in many industries! But what is hydrogen? How is it used in everyday life? why is it important And most importantly, how does this affect your future? Find out the answers to all these questions and more in the Victorian Hydrogen Hub’s Luncheon Learn More: Hydrogen 101 session.

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The Matilda Effect – A Story of the Forgotten Women Scientists

When: Tuesday, August 16 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m

Where: ATC101 Lecture Hall (Ground Floor) 427-451 Burwood Road, Hawthorne

From the COVID vaccine to nuclear fission to pulsars and computer programs, women are the source of many of the scientific discoveries, inventions and innovations that shape our lives. But in the stories about those achievements that we now take for granted, women are often left out.

In this talk we will learn about the women behind some of the incredible scientific discoveries, inventions and innovations.

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Women in STEMM Infographic Competition – Online Panel Discussion and Workshop

When: Thursday, August 18 at 4:30 p.m

Where: Online

All are cordially invited to participate in the Women in STEM online panel discussion and the first workshop of the STEM infographic competition. Please register for this online program or contact [email protected]

The panel discussion will be moderated by Dr. Beta Zaffranlu, Lead Shaping STEM Futures at Swinburne. This includes a presentation by Dr. Ruwangi Fernando and a Women in STEM Networking Panel held in partnership with the Women in STEM Club.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Technology – What does the changing role of technology mean for women in STEM?
  • Women in MINT 2050 – what does the ideal future look like?
  • Contribution to sustainability – What role will women play in STEM?
  • Women as STEM Leaders – What Unique Qualities Do Women Bring to STEM Leadership?

By entering the contest (STEM infographic), participants form a multidisciplinary team to create an infographic solution to a sustainability problem to increase community knowledge, encourage women into STEM careers, and make the world a safer place close.

Learn more here.

Free public astronomy lectures – Unlocking the mysteries of the universe with JWST

When: Friday, August 19, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m

Where: ATC101 Lecture Hall (Ground Floor) 427-451 Burwood Road, Hawthorne

Free public astronomy lectures State of the Universe – Unlocking the mysteries of the universe with JWST For National Science Week.

  • The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is the successor to NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. It was successfully launched on December 25, 2021 and its first images, released on July 12, shook the universe!
  • In this free public talk by Professors Carl Glazebrook, Dr. Themiya Nanayakara and Dr. Colin Jacobs from the Center for Astrophysics and Supercomputing in Swinburne out which mysteries of the universe the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will reveal.

free event. No booking is required.

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