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.

  • Vote now for On the Job!

    On the Job! is a video series showing a day in the life of seven Australian science support staff. We explore science behind the scenes to uncover and celebrate the fantastic work being done to keep Australia’s scientific progress moving.​

    Vote now for your favourite.

  • Science Pathways 2016: Future Leaders

    Science Pathways 2016: Future Leaders

    Registrations are now open for Science Pathways 2016, which will provide insights for early- and mid-career researchers on what leadership means and how to develop as a leader. 

    26–27 September, UNSW Australia.

  • Murder in Brisbane public speaker series

    Murder in Brisbane

    16 September—tickets on sale now.

    Venom, poison, and a peek inside the brain of a killer: murder is on our minds for the third in the Academy's five-part event series, ‘the science of LIFE & DEATH’.

  • 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 16 AUGUST: Making health food taste great

  • Vote now for On the Job!
  • Science Pathways 2016: Future Leaders
    Science Pathways 2016: Future Leaders
  • Murder in Brisbane public speaker series
    Murder in Brisbane
  • Bots, bacteria and booze: science of the everyday
    Bots, Bacteria & Booze: Science of the Everyday

Latest news

  • Winner of first Falling Walls Lab announced

    Dr Kim Van Netten has been named as the winner of the first Australian Falling Walls Lab, hosted by the Australian Academy of Science.

    24 August, 2016
  • 2016 Eureka Finalists announced

    Finalists for the 2016 Eureka Prizes have been announced, and we would like to congratulate all those who have been recognised for their contributions to science and science communication

    18 August, 2016

Upcoming events

  • 2016 David Craig Medal Lectures

    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.

    17/06/2016 - 14:00
    Multiple locations
  • 2016 Rudi Lemberg Travelling Fellowship Lecture - Alfred Nobel and the History of the Nobel Prize

    Professor Lawrence Berliner is the 2016 Rudi Lemberg Travelling Fellow and he will be providing a public lecture on Alfred Nobel and the History of the Nobel Prize with relevance to Australia.

    30/08/2016 - 14:30
    Lecture Theatre P512, Level 5, P Block, Gardens Point Campus, Queensland University of Technology

© 2016 Australian Academy of Science

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