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August 2018

PUBLIC LECTURE – Why Should I Care About Physics? From Atoms to Cancer Therapy and More!

August 13 @ 8:00 pm - August 28 @ 9:00 pm

Dr Catalina Curceanu National Institute of Nuclear Physics, Frascati, Italy What a wonderful world! And how many different structures, from stars to human beings! We have learned about atoms, Higgs bosons, black holes and the Big Bang; we have internet, computers, satellites, GPS and so many amazing technologies! Who needs more? But how do they work? One may think we should not care about the physics beyond technology; it is not our business how technology works! But this is not…

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Laser-driven beams: the next generation of accelerator technology

August 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The University of Queensland, Building 7 (Parnell) – Room 234, The University of Queensland
Brisbane, QLD 4072 Australia
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Dr Ceri Brenner is continuing her Women in Physics Lecture tour and will be speaking at a lecture at The University of Queensland on 16 August 2018. Dr Ceri Brenner is a physicist using the most powerful lasers in the world to develop innovative imaging technology for medical, nuclear and aerospace inspection. She has a unique role that spans research, innovation and business development and is driving the translation of laser-driven accelerator research into industrial applications that impact our society.…

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Inspiring Illumination, Creative Curiosity

August 19 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Ballarat Art Gallery, , 40 Lydiard St Nth
Ballarat, VIC 3353 Australia
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Lasers are a beautiful and powerful tool. They’re fascinating to observe and inspiring to study. In describing scientists and artists, artist Alistair McClymont remarks: “both ultimately search for truth and both see beauty in that truth”. Dr Ceri Brenner reveals the beauty behind her work with the most powerful lasers in the world, how she is inspired by the world-changing applications that she and her team work on and the extreme technology she gets to work with. As part of…

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September 2018

Interstellar Journeys Within a Human Lifetime: Possibilities and Practicalities


Can we travel to the distant stars when the distances are so vast? Will interstellar journeys ever be possible? How would we be able to do this? Does Einstein’s Relativity assist or hinder interstellar travel? This lecture will generally explain what is involved in interstellar travel and by what means it might be done.

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