[ASC-list] Melbourne: Science of Electricity show, May 28th

Niraj Lal niraj.lal at anu.edu.au
Fri May 18 03:34:35 UTC 2018


Hi VIC ASCers,

I'm giving a free science show on 'The Science of Electricity' on Monday 
28th May 2pm at the Treasury Lecture Theatre in the city, 1 Macarthur 
Place, Melbourne.
Details (with shameless self-promotion) below and attached.
Catch you there if you can make it,
Cheers!

- Nij.

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*Dr Niraj (Nij) Lal**
*BSc (ANU), PhD (Cambridge)
Presenter, ABC Sciencey <https://iview.abc.net.au/programs/sciencey> | 
Director, First Principles
Principal Analyst, Energy Sector Reform, Victorian Government
Visiting Fellow, Australian National University Centre for Sustainable 
Energy Systems
www.nirajlal.org <http://www.nirajlal.org>
/

“Nij is bloody great at this” - /Bernie Hobbs, ABC TV Presenter


w: nirajlal.org/ScienceOfElectricityShow 
<http://nirajlal.org/ScienceOfElectricityShow>







*The Science of Electricity Show*

Treasury Lecture Theatre  | Lower Plaza 1 Macarthur St, Melbourne

Monday 28 May 2:00-3:00pm

A down-to-earth energy explainer featuring answers to the questions:

Watt is the unit of power?

How could decreasing inertia put us in a world of Hertz?

I don’t care about electricity, I just want lower bills.

- by Dr Niraj (Nij) Lal, energy nerd, policy wonk, and sometimes telly 
person

*The Show*

Experts in the energy industry throw around terms like ‘inertia” and 
‘frequency’ and ‘reverse power flow’ often just to make us feel dumb.   
This show takes us back to the basics of electricity, explains the 
jargon worth knowing, outlines how the NEM works, and presents a glimpse 
into our global electrical future.

With flame balls, the electromagnetic dance, some hands-on 
demonstrations, a few bad puns, and a game of the ‘The Kilowatt·hour is 
Right!’, the Science of Electricity Show will leave you feeling 
emPowered to talk about energy.

*The Speaker*

Dr Niraj (Nij) Lal is an energy nerd. He graduated in 2012 with a PhD in 
Physics from the University of Cambridge as a Gates Scholar, and in 2016 
was named one of the ABC’s Top 5 Scientists Under 40. In 2017 he got his 
first gig on ABC TV with Todd Sampson’s Life on the Line series, 
followed by shows on the Discovery Channel and as host of a new science 
series on ABC iView. He works in energy policy for the Victorian 
Government, is Director of First Principles, and a Visiting Fellow at 
the ANU Centre for Sustainable Energy Systems where he lectured the 
ANU’s Renewable Energy Technologies Masters Course in 2014-15.

www.nirajlal.org

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/“Nij is bloody great at this” - /Bernie Hobbs, ABC TV Presenter

/“Entertaining, fresh, powerful and relevant”/  - Fenella Kernebone, 
TEDxSydney Curator

/“Dude you were so hectic! Your show was funny and I learned stuff.”/ - 
Chloe, Yr 10 Narooma High School, NSW

/“Nij makes even hardcore physics sound like fun”/ - Sue Long, Outreach 
Officer, University of Cambridge

/"Nij’s ability to communicate science is outstanding“/ Jeff Siberry, 
Film Director of Todd Samson’s Life on the Line Series, ABC TV

/“He’s a bit of an arse really. He left a mess, and nearly set the fire 
alarms off.”/ - the AV guy, Treasury Lecture Theatre, Vic Gov Science of 
Electricity Show 2017



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*Dr Niraj (Nij) Lal
*BSc (ANU), PhD (Cambridge)
Presenter, ABC Sciencey | Director, First Principles
Principal Analyst, Energy Sector Reform, Victorian Government
Visiting Fellow, Australian National University Centre for Sustainable 
Energy Systems
p: 0421 090 940
www.nirajlal.org <http://www.nirajlal.org>



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