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Rethinking energy and coal
April 30, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm$6
It won’t take much energy to enjoy these talks! Come to the Catchment where beer will help us learn about Australia’s electricity network, and coal will teach us about the history of evolution. Test your trivia skills for some Pint of Science prizes and enjoy some delicious food and drink!
Electricity is (sort of) like beer
Dr John Gardner (Senior Research Scientist, CSIRO)
Using beer as an example, I’ll explain how the electricity network in Australia operates, why prices have increased, and what the future might bring.
Back in black
Nikola Van de Wetering (HDR Student, University of Queensland)
It may have a black reputation, but did you know coal is critical to understanding evolution on land? Let’s take a trip through the past 300 million years and discuss the amazing fossil records in coal from Australia and all over the planet!