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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
‘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.