NEW SCIENTIST LIVE 2015 - MELBOURNE:
New Scientist Live brings its lecture series to Melbourne for two fascinating lectures at RMIT University's impressive Storey Hall. Delving into two of today's most exciting scientific ideas, these lectures bring you engaging experts talking about their field and the latest discoveries. Each event will start at 6:30pm and end at 8:30pm. Buy tickets now:
October 1 - How evolution shaped sex, with:
John Long, paleontologist, Flinders University
Rob Brooks, evolutionary biologist, University of New South Wales
Today, most land-living animals reproduce by having sex. But that one simple act creates endless complications. In humans it can create heartache and conflict. More profoundly, it's an inefficient way to reproduce. So why did sex evolve? Over the past decade, biologists have started to find answers to one of life's biggest mysteries. And they are even beginning to shed light on how some of the heartache might be eliminated.
August 18 - Mysteries of matter: What the LHC will discover next, with:
Raymond Volkas, theoretical particle physicist, University of Melbourne
Peter Skands, particle physicist, Monash University
To great fanfare, the Large Hadron Collider discovered the Higgs Boson in 2013, running at just half the energy it was planned for. After two years of upgrading, it is now ready to smash protons together at roughly the energy it was always supposed to. With all that power, physicists hope to break current physical theories, explaining the mysteries of dark matter and more. What new things might they find amongst the smashed remains of particles in the LHC? And how do they actually find them?
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