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.

  • Max Day Environmental Science Fellowship Award

    Max Day Environmental Science Fellowship Award

    Applications for the Max Day Environmental Science Fellowship Award are now open.

    The award is named in honour of Dr Maxwell Frank Cooper Day AO FAA, who is the longest serving Fellow of the Academy and who has spent a lifetime championing entomology, conservation and forestry, and helping other scientists.

  • Life in Perth

    LIFE in Perth

    10 NOVEMBER 2016

    The rapid evolution of genes, the origins of life and the alteration of developing cells will be under the microscope in the fourth of the Academy's five-part event series, ‘the science of LIFE & DEATH’. 

  • Academy newsletter September 2016

    Latest Academy newsletter

    Stay abreast of what the Academy has been up to in our September newsletter.

  • 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 18 OCTOBER

    Professor Veena Sahajwalla—From rubbish to raw materials: turning tyres into steel

  • Max Day Environmental Science Fellowship Award
    Max Day Environmental Science Fellowship Award
  • Life in Perth
    LIFE in Perth
  • Academy newsletter September 2016
    Latest Academy newsletter
  • Bots, bacteria and booze: science of the everyday
    Bots, Bacteria & Booze: Science of the Everyday

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  • 2016 Lloyd Rees Lecture - X-Ray Lasers: The New Wave in Diffraction

    Ian Wark Theatre, CSIRO Clayton

    The 2016 Lloyd Rees Lecture will be presented by Professor Keith Nugent FAA, internationally recognised for his outstanding contributions to chemical physics.

  • From rubbish to raw materials: turning tyres into steel

    The Shine Dome

    Nine million old car tyres are piled in Australia’s biggest tyre dump, in Stawell, Victoria – just one of many such tyre piles around the world. But when she looks at these massive waste repositories, Professor Veena Shajwalla doesn’t see landfill: she sees elements. Raw materials that can be transformed into structural steel to build green buildings.

  • LIFE in Perth

    Perth Town Hall

    Life is a strange subject, but it affects us all—one Australian is born every 1.45 minutes, while one dies every 3.25 minutes. We’re good at talking about the beginnings of life, but pretty awkward when it comes to facing the end.

© 2016 Australian Academy of Science

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