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.

  • Bots, bacteria and booze: science of the everyday

    Bots, bacteria & booze: science of the everyday

    Discover the amazing science that shapes our everyday lives with our 2016 public speaker series, ‘Bots, bacteria & booze’.

    COMING 6 December

    Professor Kiaran Kirk—Waging chemical warfare on microorganisms: drugs and drug-resistance

  • 2017 honorific awardees

    The 2017 honorific awards have been announced, celebrating the achievements of 17 awardees in a range of fields including biomedicine, conservation, applied mathematics, climatology, galactic archaeology, fluid dynamics and more.

  • Former Chief Scientist awarded Academy Medal

    The Academy Medal has been awarded to former Australian Chief Scientist, Professor Ian Chubb AC, for outstanding contributions to science.

  • Regional Collaborations Programme

    Are you looking to expand your horizons? Find out how we're supporting collaborations that address challenges in the Asia–Pacific region.

  • Bots, bacteria and booze: science of the everyday
    Bots, bacteria & booze: science of the everyday
  • 2017 honorific awardees
  • Former Chief Scientist awarded Academy Medal
  • Regional Collaborations Programme

Upcoming events

  • Waging chemical warfare on microorganisms: drugs and drug-resistance

    Canberra, ACT

    This presentation looks at how new drugs are developed, how they work, and how the microorganisms fight back, drawing on their genetic resources to evade the killing effects of the drugs.

  • 2016 David Craig Medal Lectures

    Hobart, TAS

    The David Craig Medal is made in honour of the outstanding contribution to chemical research of the late Emeritus Professor David Craig, AO, FAA, FRS. Its purpose is to recognise contributions of a high order to any branch of chemistry by active researchers. The awardee is expected to present several public lectures in cities across Australia.

  • IMMORTALITY in Adelaide

    SA

    It was once said that nothing is certain in life except death and taxes. While the tax office will still get their cut, the grim reaper’s job is looking less secure.

© 2016 Australian Academy of Science

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