[ASC-list] Townsville event: special Science on the Strand public lecture featuring Dr Len Fisher

Harris, Annie Annie.Harris at deedi.qld.gov.au
Mon Nov 23 05:55:55 UTC 2009


All In The Best Possible Taste: what scientists are doing to our food - Dr Len Fisher

The Science on the Strand Lecture Series ends the year with this special event presented by The Brisbane Writers Festival, James Cook University and the
Queensland Government 
 
Date: 	Tuesday 1 December 2009	   
Time: 	6pm 	   
Location: 	The Clubhouse, Picnic Bay Surf Life Saving Club, The Strand Headland, TOWNSVILLE	   

What is the truth about science and food? 
Join us for a complimentary drink and canapés as IgNobel prize-winning scientist and author Dr Len Fisher reveals the truth about science and food, past and present. 
Dr Fisher will discuss how food manufacturers' have previously used science to cut corners at the sacrifice of quality; reveal the ways it is now being used to enhance and widen our food experience; and offer practical hints on how to use science to improve our home cooking and recover from culinary disasters. 	   
A former CSIRO scientist now based in the UK, Len Fisher is famous for using physics to work out the best way to dunk a biscuit. Dr Fisher is on the advisory panel for the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery and is involved with leading chefs on new applications of science to gastronomy. He is the author of popular science titles Rock, Paper, Scissors: Game Theory in Everyday Life; How to Dunk a Doughnut: The Science of Everyday Life; Weighing the Soul: The Evolution of Scientific Ideas; and his latest book The Perfect Swarm: The Science of Complexity in Everyday Life will be released in the US on 2nd December.
All welcome.
For further information please contact Mia Vaudrey, Tel: (07) 4781 6529, Email: mia.vaudrey at jcu.edu.au 	 



Annie Harris, Senior Project Officer, Science Partnerships and Engagement
Employment and Economic Development
Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation
Level 10, 111 George St, Brisbane, Queensland 4002
PO Box 15168, City East, Queensland 4002
T+61 7 3224 2383 F +61 7 3225 8754
E annie.harris at deedi.qld.gov.au
www.deedi.qld.gov.au  www.science.qld.gov.au



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