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.

  • the academy brings to the main stage the science of polymers with plastic fantastic event

    Plastic Fantastic speaker series

    This second national speaker series by the Academy will bring to the main stage the science of polymers, a magnificent material science which is working to destroy cancer cells, make aeroplanes lighter, strengthen windscreens and drive the future of solar power.

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  • 2018 awards and grants now open

    2018 awards and grants now open

    Help us recognise the science leaders in your organisation by nominating them for the Australian Academy of Science’s honorific awards. We're also calling for applications for research, conference and travel grants. 

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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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  • 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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  • the academy brings to the main stage the science of polymers with plastic fantastic event
    Plastic Fantastic speaker series
  • 2018 awards and grants now open
    2018 awards and grants now open
  • 2017 Canberra public speaker series
  • Science at the Shine Dome 2017

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