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UNSW x SYDNEY SCIENCE FESTIVAL

6 - 18 August 2019
5:25pm - 5:25pm
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Unlock the secrets to living longer, take a virtual dive into Australia’s hidden reefs or discover the feminist history of the internet.

The science that will blow your mind is revealed in a program of events presented by UNSW Sydney for Sydney Science Festival as a part of National Science Week. 6 – 18 August.

Events

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7 Aug 6:00pm 7:30pm
The latest scientific research, issues and medical developments with leading researchers and academics.
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7 Aug 6:30pm 7:30pm
Bioinformatics brings together the fields of life science, computer science and statistics. UNSW Sydney's Lachlan Gray will show you how you can become a citizen scientist and conduct your own important research.
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8 Aug 10:00am 11:00am
What is nanomedicine and how is it changing our approach to cancer therapy and other treatments?
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8 Aug 11:00am 2:00pm
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8 Aug 11:00am 2:45pm
Discover how virtual reality is being used to understand balance, posture, and movement.
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10 - 18 Aug 10:00am 3:00pm
An astronomical composition based upon the skyscape: how scientific data can be used to blend political symbology, scientific data and music.
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10 Aug 6:00pm 8:00pm
Explore the underwater wonders of the coral reefs up and down the NSW coast with leading researchers at the Sydney Institute of Marine Science.
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12 Aug 6:30pm 7:30pm
Celebrate National Science Week at the Library with talks by researchers including UNSW Sydney's Rokiah Alford.
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12 Aug 6:30pm 7:30pm
Good versus evil: the dark side of the human mind.
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13 Aug 11:00am 1:30pm
Join a conversation with UNSW Sydney's Dr Sonu Bhaskar about dementia, it’s impacts, and how can we build dementia friendly communities.
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13 Aug 6:30pm 7:30pm
Despite stunning advances in biology, we still don’t know what life is or how it really began.
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14 Aug 9:30am 12:30pm
An exciting morning of science experiments and demonstrations to celebrate National Science Week.
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14 Aug 6:00pm 7:30pm
Hear from five UNSW Sydney researchers, a group of women scientists who are breaking gender stereotypes and encouraging girls to consider science as a career.
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14 Aug 6:30pm 7:45pm
VICE reporter Claire L Evans reveals the feminist history of the internet with cultural anthropologist and futurist Genevieve Bell, best-selling author Ginger Gorman, and science journalist Natasha Mitchell.
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15 Aug 11:00am 1:30pm
What happens when there is a bleeding in the brain or a brain artery is blocked?
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15 Aug 6:00pm 9:00pm
We’ve convened a panel of Sydney’s best and brightest scientists and science communicators for an evening of laughs and irreverence.
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15 Aug 6:30pm 7:30pm
The search for dark matter – how to find something we cannot see.
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15 Aug 8:00pm 9:30pm
Is there life on Mars? We’ve been asking the question for centuries, but could clues in Western Australia’s Pilbara soon give us answers? Join a panel of NASA scientists and astrophysicists as they discuss all things Mars.
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16 Aug 10:00am 3:00pm
An interactive adventure with video games, interviews, discussion and comedy all about science.
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16 Aug 10:00am 3:00pm
Navigate your way through the galaxy with a spacecraft driven by a creative coding tool.
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16 Aug 6:30pm 7:30pm
Nobel Laureate Elizabeth Blackburn reveals the science behind living longer and healthier lives.
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17 Aug 10:00am 2:00pm
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17 Aug 10:00am 3:00pm
Navigate your way through the universe with a spacecraft driven by this creative coding tool.
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17 Aug 10:00am 1:30pm
See the emerging technologies that have the potential to impact, shape and transform contemporary teaching practice. 
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17 Aug 10:30am 3:00pm
Discover the possibilities that virtual reality presents.
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17 Aug 12:00pm 1:00pm
Why are we so fascinated with brain health? Hear three scientists from UNSW’s School of Psychology talk about their research spanning brain health from toddler to late-life.
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17 Aug 1:15pm 2:15pm
Feathers, frogs and fish; these three researchers work in far-flung corners of the globe to collect their data and progress their research.