[ASC-list] Brisbane event The University of Queensland's Annual Research Week Public Lecture

Jayne Keane jayne.keane at qm.qld.gov.au
Mon Sep 3 06:22:22 UTC 2012


Towards High-Efficiency Microalgae Biofuel Systems

A/Prof Ben Hankamer, Institute of Molecular Bioscience, UQ

 

Science as left little doubt that concerted action is needed to develop
CO2 free energy technologies. The importance of CO2 neutral fuels is
highlighted by the fact that fuels make up ~80% of the global energy
market - in contrast global electricity demand accounts for only 17%.
Yet despite the importance of fuels, almost all CO2 free energy
production systems under development are designed to drive electricity
generation (e.g. clean-coal technology, nuclear, photovoltaic & wind).
In contrast, and indeed almost uniquely, bio-fuels target the much
larger fuel market and have clear potential to play an increasingly
important role. In this talk, A/Prof Ben Hankamer will present his
latest research into the advances made in developing microalgal biofuel
systems.

 

In 2002 Ben moved from Imperial College London to take up his position
as a Principle Investigator at The University of Queensland's Institute
for Molecular Bioscience. Ben has focused on the development of
environmentally friendly high-efficiency microalgae biofuel production
systems and in 2006 he established the Solar Biofuels Consortium which
he directs and which now includes 8 International teams and ~100
researchers and ~10 industry partners. 

 

Has Science Made Religion Obsolete?

Prof Peter Harrison, Centre for the History of European Discourses, UQ

 

It is often thought that clashes between religion and science are
inevitable, and that widespread acceptance of a scientific worldview
will necessarily lead to a decline in religious belief.  In this talk,
Prof Peter Harrison will examine past and present relations between
science and religion, and consider how patterns of religious belief have
changed in response to the growth of modern science.

 

Peter Harrison is Director of the Centre of the History of European
Discourses at The University of Queensland.  Before taking up his post
at UQ, he was the Idreos Professor of Science and Religion at the
University of Oxford, where he still holds a Senior Research Fellowship.
He has published extensively in the area of cultural and intellectual
history with a focus on the philosophical, scientific and religious
thought of the early modern period.   His five books include, most
recently, Wrestling with Nature: From Omens to Science (Chicago,
2011)-an edited collection which surveys conceptions of science from
antiquity to the present-and The Cambridge Companion to Science and
Religion (Cambridge, 2010). He has published over 60 articles or book
chapters, many of them dealing with aspects of the relationship between
science and religion.

 

When: Monday 17th September 

Time: 6:30 to 8:00pm 

Venue: Long room, Customs House at Riversid. 

Arrangements: To attend this talk, you must register by 10th September 

Refreshments: There will be complimentary drinks and nibblies following
the talk, and all speakers will be available to answer any questions 

Questions? Contact Andrew (a.stephenson at uq.edu.au) 

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