[ASC-media] (NSW) Intersecting Worlds: Science & Society

Kali Madden kali at ics.mq.edu.au
Thu Aug 3 05:34:07 CEST 2006


How does science influence society and affect the way we live?
How does society influence science and affect the way science is done?
Join scientists from paleobiology & astrobiology through to quantum  
science from Macquarie University to chat about how their science  
influences and is influenced by society.

Some details on the speakers below and more info is being added to  
the web site here: http://www.ics.mq.edu.au/qis/intersection/


Abigail Allwood : PhD student in Palaeobiology and Astrobiology

  Intersection of Pre-historic biology and Society: How does the  
science of the origin of life on earth (and perhaps not-on-earth),  
address questions “about who we are?”



  Max Coltheart : Professor Macquarie Centre for Cognitive Science

  Intersection of Cognitive Science and Society: How does the science  
of "how we learn" benefit Society?



  Manolya Kavakli: Senior Lecturer in Virtual Reality

  Intersection of Computer Games/Virtual Reality and Society: How has/ 
will the development of virtual reality effect society?



  John Sutton: Professor in Philosophy

  Intersection of Philosophy and Society: How has the developments  
within the philosophy of science informed how science benefits society?



  Jason Twamley: Professor in Quantum Information Science

  Intersection of Quantum Science and Society: How has developments  
in quantum science benefited (can further benefit), society?


Some nibbles and refreshments on the night and the bonus opportunity  
to view the works of Eric Heller, a Harvard University scientist- 
artist (science communicator?)


For details see: http://www.ics.mq.edu.au/qis/intersection/

Friday, August 18th, 5:30pm for a 6pm start.
The Muse (Building C), Ultimo TAFE, Harris Street, Ultimo, Sydney
Refreshments and Limited Seating (RSVP kali at ics.mq.edu.au)

This event is being hosted by the Ultimo Science Festival as part of  
the National Science Week festivities.
Sponsored by the College of Science and Technology and the Centre for  
Quantum Computer Technology at Macquarie University.


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Kali Madden
Centre for Quantum Computer Technology (CQCT)
Centre for Ultrahigh-bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS)
ARC Centres of Excellence
Building E7A, Room 211
Department of Physics
Division of Information & Communication Sciences
Macquarie University NSW 2109 Australia

Email: kali at ics.mq.edu.au
Phone: 61 2 9850 8931
Fax:   61 2 9850 8115


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