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Sydney Science Forum

Science talks by the brightest minds in science
Free public talks about the latest science research, ideas and innovations.

Our long-running science talk series, the Sydney Science Forum, brings thousands of people from the Sydney community on campus each year to hear about the latest in scientific research, ideas, possibilities and innovations.  

The talks take place throughout the year and are a highlight of our Science Alliance program. The speakers are leaders in fields and the talks provide not only an opportunity to listen to, but also to interact with these special guests. 
The talks aim to communicate cutting-edge science research in a way that is accessible and fun!

Past talks

Adventures in the Virosphere Adventures in the Virosphere
Presented by Professor Edward Holmes FAA, School of Life and Environmental Sciences,  Charles Perkins Centre, the University of Sydney
Wednesday 12 September 2018 
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Virtual Reality: Exploring new dimensions
Presented by Professor Olivier Piguet & Associate Professor Hamish MacDougall
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Karl, the Universe and Everything

Karl, the Universe and Everything
Presented by Dr Karl Kruszelnicki
Julius Sumner Miller Fellow, University of Sydney
Wednesday 9 May 2018
Explosions in the sky: Gravitational waves and the new astronomy
Presented by Associate Professor Tara Murphy
ARC Future Fellow | Sydney Institute for Astronomy | School of Physics
Wednesday 21 March 2018
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Hugs not drugs: Revolutionising the treatment of addiction
Presented by Dr Michael Bowen, School of Psychology
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Bright lights: The science of light at the nanoscale
Presented by Professor Ben Eggleton and Dr Andrea Blanco-Redondo, School of Physics
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The Doctor: The time(less) lord of science
The timeless Lord of Science, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, is back.
Stranger things: The uncanny world of animal pregnancy
Presented by Dr Camilla Whittington, School of Life and Environmental Sciences 
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The world builders: Creating and experimental planet
Presented by Professor Dietmar Müller
School of Geosciences
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Life in the city: Why nature persists in ubran environments
Presented by Associate Professor Dieter Hochuli
School of Life and Environmental Sciences
Breaking Good Breaking Good
Presented by Dr Alice Williamson
School of Chemistry