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Podcast – Dec22nd iPad ELFS Information Night

Listen to 10 minutes of edited highlights from the December 22nd iPad ‘Enhanced Learning for First-Year Sciences’ night.

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October information night for teachers – podcast

This podcast is a recording of the opening remarks by Professor Bob Hill at an information night for teachers held on October 26th. Professor Hill is the executive dean of the faculty of sciences. His remarks give background to the iPad Enhanced Learning in First-year Sciences (ELFS) plan and address the ‘ten big questions’ around [...]

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Open Day-Inaugural Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Finals

‘Frogs – a source of potential medicines ‘ – a three minute thesis

What is the 3MT?
It’s about developing academic and research communication skills. Research higher degree (PhD and Masters) students have three minutes to present a compelling oration on their thesis topic and its significance in language appropriate to an intelligent but non-specialist audience.
3MT Finals [...]

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Waite Research Institute Launch

Congratulations to the Waite Research Institute on its launch!
If you missed the launch, you can listen to Prof Roger Leigh’s talk via this link.

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World Cup Soccer Ball – the Physics of the Jabulani

The 2010 World Cup is about to commence and there has been a lot of speculation on the accuracy of the new soccer ball. The University of Adelaide’s Professor Derek Leinweber decided to take a closer look this new ball (Jabulani) to investigate further.
If you missed Professor Derek Leinweber’s lecture on the physics behind the [...]

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ASELL Science Workshop

The ASELL Science Workshop was held on the 6th-9th of April 2010 at the University of Adelaide. It involved the disciplines biology, chemistry and physics. Universities were invited to send 2-person teams (one academic and one student). Thes workshop included a mixture of discussions and laboratory-based activities. Each team showcased one experiment from its home [...]

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Science pre-enrolment podcasts

If you missed the pre enrolment session for Science, fear not. You can download the podcasts here:

Pre enrolment session intro

How to enrol

Program advice

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Rob Morrison at 're-launch' of Aust Science Communicators (sa chapter) at RiAus

Earlier this week, Dr Rob Morrison delivered a brief prose in the style of C.P. Snow, in which he examined the ill-health and work ethic (amongst other things) of Charles Darwin. This was part of the re-launch of the South Australian Chapter of the Australian Science Communicators association, held at the beautifully refubished RiAus.
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Darwin [...]

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Naked Scientist visits Waite

‘Naked Scientists’ Chris Smith recently visited the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine at the Waite campus to interview Prof. Mark Tester about the great research going on there.

The podcast, ‘Science Down Under’ is ready for download right now.

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Podcast – Prof Fulvio Melia public lecture

For anyone who missed last night’s terrific free public lecture, make like a gravitron escaping from a spinning black hole and get a move on to download the podcast!
Podcast: Cracking the Einstein Code: Relativity and the Birth of Black Hole Physics
Speaker: Prof Fulvio Melia
Stay tuned for announcements of the next Keys to the Universe lecture [...]

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