The Australian Academy of Science champions, celebrates and supports excellence in Australian science, promotes international scientific engagement, builds public awareness and understanding of science and provides independent, authoritative and influential scientific advice.

  • Fellows elected in 2017

    On 22 May 2017, the Australian Academy of Science announced the election of 21 new Fellows for their outstanding contributions to science and scientific research.

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  • Science at the Shine Dome 2017

    In its 63rd year, Science at the Shine Dome will feature more than 40 extraordinary scientists from around Australia—and special international guests—in a fast-paced smorgasbord of new knowledge from across the scientific spectrum.

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  • 2018 grants now open

    Nominations and applications for the Academy's 2018 research conferences, research awards and travelling fellowships are now open.

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  • 2017 Canberra public speaker series

    Explore fascinating discoveries in the hunt for extraterrestrial life and habitable planets, what planets like Jupiter are really made of, how time works in space, the exploration of the outer reaches of our planet and how we are using lasers to clean up space debris.

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  • Fellows elected in 2017
  • Science at the Shine Dome 2017
  • 2018 grants now open
  • 2017 Canberra public speaker series

Upcoming events

  • Cleaning up space junk with lasers

    Acton, ACT

    Dr Greene will introduce the Space Environment Research Centre (SERC). SERC's mission involves developing and commercialising technologies to reduce the threat to space-based infrastructure from space debris. 

  • Rethinking food and nutrition science

    Perth, WA

    An interdisciplinary event bringing together early- and mid-career researchers to develop new ideas for the future of nutrition research in Australia.

  • Australian satellites and where to find them

    Acton, ACT

    Professor Cairns's primary interests are in the theory, simulation, and observation of plasma waves, radio emissions, shocks, and associated space weather produced in the solar atmosphere, inner solar wind, planetary magnetospheres, the distant heliosphere, and the local interstellar medium.

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