[ASC-list] Melbourne Free ANZAAS Science Talk, Wed 18th April 6:30pm Dr Jasmina Lazendic-Galloway "Would you survive on Mars?"

David Vaux vaux at wehi.edu.au
Mon Apr 9 12:10:54 UTC 2018


Science Talk, MELBOURNE
All welcome, free, bring your friends!
Free pizza and drinks after the talk


At GTAC, in the grounds of University High School, corner Royal Parade and Story Street, Parkville (enter off Story Street or Royal Parade)

Wednesday 18th April 2018, 6:30 pm

 Dr Jasmina Lazendic-Galloway

School of Physics and Astronomy, Monash University

 “Would you survive on Mars?”
Mars is our favourite planet, and the only other planet in the solar system where humans will live one day. But stories that are often told about Mars, mostly by popular sci-fi movies, paint a hostile world. These stories focus on challenges of survival in a harsh environment (“The Martian”, “Red planet”), fear of invasion by Martians (“The War of the Worlds”, “Life”), origin of life and human species (“Mission to Mars”), an environmental and ethical impact of humanity on another planet (“Total recall”), and whether it’s ethical to even raise humans on Mars (“The Space between Us”).  This is an interactive talk that will challenge your knowledge about real Mars and test your skills of survival while discussing fun science from sci-fi movies.
Dr Lazendic-Galloway is an astrophysicist who obtained her PhD in Sydney, as was a post-doc at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and MIT in Boston. For the last 10 years she has lectured in the School of Physics at Monash University, and conducted research on the effects of the expanding shells of exploded supernovae.
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Forthcoming talks:
Thurs 17th May       Dr Shalin Naik
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
Single cell-omics


Wed 20th June        Professor Mark Cook
Director of the Graeme Clark Institute
The neuron bionic interface

Wed 18th July        Professor Hugh Taylor
Harold Mitchell Chair of Indigenous Eye Health University of Melbourne
Closing the gap for vision
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We are pleased to acknowledge the support by CSL and GTAC for the ANZAAS Melbourne science talks series

Further Info:         David Vaux       9345 2941                davidlaurencevaux at gmail.com<mailto:davidlaurencevaux at gmail.com>
http://www.anzaas.org.au/victoria/





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