[ASC-list] FW: BrisScience 26th November, 2012

Jayne Keane jayne.keane at qm.qld.gov.au
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UPCOMING LECTURE

26th November 2012

 
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The Remarkable Asian Chapter in Our Human Evolutionary Story

A/Prof Darren Curnoe, The University of New South Wales

 
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e_3crop%20300.jpg> Until recently, discoveries in Asia had contributed
little in the understanding of human evolution, meaning the world's
largest and most populated continent had been mostly irrelevant to the
main game of understanding the emergence of our modern human species -
Homo sapiens. This view is changing fast, with some of the most
spectacular discoveries in the history of human evolutionary science
made in Asia during the last five or so years.

The final BrisScience talk of 2012 will look at the significance of
these radical discoveries with a focus on the Red Deer Cave people,
found in southwest China by a team of scientists co-led by the evenings
speaker, A/Prof Darren Curnoe.



 
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202%20300.jpg> Darren Curnoe
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an Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellow who studies human and
primate origins at the Evolution and Ecology Research Centre located at
The University of New South Wales. In recognition of his scientific
contributions, Darren's research teams have received over $3 million
from the ARC within the past 10 years.

Prior to his current academic career, Darren was a former television
news journalist and is passionate about science communication and
writing. He regularly writes articles for on-line newspapers and
magazines, and appears in the media talking about the science of human
origins.

Through his dual scientist/communicator role, Darren tries to bring some
of the excitement of discovery, and love and passion for nature to the
broader community; to reveal the mystery of our own human origins; and
to help remove the barriers to understanding how science works.

Details

When:

Monday 26 November.

Time:

6:30 - 7:30pm.

Venue:

Long room, Customs House at Riverside.

 Arrangements:

Doors open at 6:00pm. No need to book - just show up!

Refreshments:

There will be complimentary drinks and nibblies following the talk, and
A/Prof Curnoe will be available to answer any questions.

 Questions?

Contact Andrew <mailto:a.stephenson at uq.edu.au>  (a.stephenson at uq.edu.au)

 

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