[ASC-list] Sydney: Evidence for dinner - come and digest Prof Rod Cross's forensic physics talk

Prismatic Sciences jesse at prismaticsciences.com
Tue Nov 10 04:55:14 UTC 2009

Evidence for dinner - come and digest Prof Rod Cross's forensic physics talk

Dinner: 8.30pm, 19 November 2009, Tanjore Indian Restaurant, 34 Glebe Point
Road, Glebe

Rod Cross' talk is in the Footbridge Theatre, Parramatta Road, University of


You may have seen the notice (repeated below) for Associate Professor Rod
Cross' talk, 'Evidence for Murder - How physics convicted a killer' on the
ASC e-list. The RSVPs are pouring in for this event so book your seat now. 


But don't stop there - join your ASC colleagues and their friends for dinner
to chew over the evidence and the controversy and to enjoy good company. To
enhance the dinner conversation ASC NSW will provide the wine.


How much: Cost for dinner including wine or beer; $15 for ASC members, $20
for non-members. 

RSVP: Jesse Shore, jesse at prismaticsciences.com



Talk details:

Public talk: Evidence for Murder - How physics convicted a killer
Associate Professor Rod Cross
6.30pm, 19 November 2009
Footbridge Theatre, Parramatta Road, University of Sydney

In June 1995, Caroline Byrne died as a result of a fall from a cliff at The
Gap in Sydney's eastern suburbs. The Gap is a popular scenic spot and is
also a notorious suicide spot. The police initially dismissed Caroline's
death as just another suicide. Did she jump, or was she thrown?

Associate Professor Rod Cross will give an account of his physics
investigations, including footage of his experiments and stories from inside
the court room. His evidence showed that Caroline was thrown, and was a
critical part of the evidence presented at Gordon Wood's trial.

Rod Cross is a forensic scientist and former Professor of Physics at the
University of Sydney, where he now works as an honorary member of staff. He
led the scientific investigation into whether Caroline Byrne jumped or was
thrown over the edge of the cliff at The Gap. He continues to work in
forensic physics and on the physics of sport. He is a consultant to the NSW
Coroner and the NSW Homicide Squad, and to Tennis Australia.

RSVP: 02 9351 3472 or outreach at physics.usyd.edu.au







Jesse Shore, PhD

Prismatic Sciences


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