[ASC-list] [ADL, BNE, MEL & SYD events] The Great Debate: Greatest Discovery Ever Made

Andrew Stephenson drastephenson at gmail.com
Thu Aug 2 06:26:51 UTC 2018

The Great Debate: Greatest Discovery Ever Made
To celebrate National Science Week the Science Nation is going big; the
series' biggest tour, biggest lineup, all in an attempt to answer the
biggest question of all - what is the *Greatest Discovery Ever Made*?

Help decide what is the biggest breakthrough in scientific history, and
have a laugh along the way. What will take the prize: evolution, quantum
mechanics, the shape of the universe, cold beer? Only one way to find out.
Tickets are selling faster than any other Science Nation tour, and at least
one event is going to sell out so guarantee your spot and buy your tickets

Events will be held on the following dates and cities:
11 August - Melbourne

Doing battle in Melbourne is: reproductive biologist, science communicator
and prospective Ig Nobel laureate, Dr Kiri Beilby; contortionist, acrobat,
fire spinner and astrophysicist, Dr Jess Bloom; theoretical physicist and
jazz pianist manqué, Prof Jared Cole; animal physiologist, neuroscientist
and backyard orchardist, Dr Angelina Fong; biomedical engineer who believes
diamonds really are a girl’s best friend, Dr Kate Fox; science educator,
boardgame designer and comedian, Tom Lang; physicist and future Martian,
Josh Richards; and physicist, science communicator and Science Nation founder,
Dr Andrew Stephenson.

   - Time: 3:30-5pm (doors open at 3pm), 11 August 2018.
   - Venue: Royal Society of Victoria
   - Tickets: $10 online
   $15 at the door (cash only).
   - Calendar: Add Melbourne’s event to your Facebook calendar

16 August – Brisbane

Doing in battle in Brisbane is: writer and performer, Natalie
Bochenski; snake venom evolutionary biologist, country music lover and G&T
enthusiast, Jordan Debono; scientist, comedian and TV personality, Dr Joel
Gilmore; quantum computer geek and craft homebrewer extraordinaire, Dr
Austin Lund; retinal biomaterial engineer and aspiring muso, Natalie
McKirdy; Chief Scientist of The Nature Conservancy and ornithophile, Prof
Hugh Possingham; medical physicist, ballerina and kung fu warrior, Lucy
Sim; and physicist, science communicator and Science Nation founder, Dr
Andrew Stephenson.

   - Time: 7:30-9pm (doors open at 7pm), 16 August 2018.
   - Venue: Queensland Museum
   South Brisbane.
   - Tickets: $10 online
   $15 at the door (cash only).
   - Calendar: Add Brisbane’s event to your Facebook calendar

18 August – Adelaide

Doing battle in Adelaide is: science communicator, former biochemist and
maker of a Guinness Book of Records World’s Largest Whoopee Cushion, Dr
Lisa Bailey; food nerd and professional talker, Dr Heather
Bray; bioinformatician, data scientist and beer connoisseur, Dr Jimmy
Breen; anthropologist and evolutionary scientist, Prof Alan
Cooper; evolutionary biologist and manatee enthusiast, Jenna
Crowe-Riddell; chemist and the former face of Adelaide, Dr Noby Leong;
paleomicrobiologist and s’more enthusiast, Dr Laura Weyrich; and wine
chemist, wine educator and aspiring llama farmer, A/Prof Kerry Wilkinson.

   - Time: 4:30-6pm (doors and bar open at 4pm), 18 August 2018.
   - Venue: RiAus
   , The Science Exchange
   - Tickets: $10 online
   $15 at the door*.
   - Calendar: Add Adelaide's event to your Facebook calendar

19 August - Sydney

Doing battle in Sydney is: shantyman, cycle-tourist and theoretical
physicist, Dr Sam Bladwell; oceanographer, cat paparazzi and keep cup
user, Prof Martina Doblin; marine biologist, fish sex researcher and
underwater explorer, Prof William Gladstone; Maritime archaeologist, out of
breath runner and an even worse soccer player, Kieran Hosty; biologist,
maritime archaeologist and weekend Viking, Renee Malliaros; neuroscientist,
AI enthusiast and believer that pharmacological gastronomy is a thing, Dr
William Redmond; physicist, freediver and mountaineer, Dr Peter Rohde; and
psychology PhD student, dementia researcher and tea connoisseur Nikki-Anne

   - Time: 3-4:30pm (doors open at 2:30pm), 19 August 2018.
   - Venue: Maritime Museum
   - Tickets: $10 online
   $15 at the door (cash only).
   - Calendar: Add Sydney's event to your Facebook calendar

Please submit any questions via email
<info at thesciencenation.com?subject=The%20Great%20Debate%202018>.

This National Science Week tour is proudly brought to you by the ARC Centre
of Excellence in Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies
the ARC Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage
and the Centre for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology


Dr Andrew Stephenson

Phone: +61 421 400 688 | Email: drastephenson at gmail.com

Web: www.thesciencenation.com | Facebook: Dr Andrew Stephenson
<https://www.facebook.com/drastephenson> | Twitter: @DrAStephenson
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