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The Academy has hosted the Australian Frontiers of Science symposium since 2003, bringing together the very best young Australian scientists to discuss emerging technologies, new opportunities and exciting cutting-edge advances in their fields.

This year 70 outstanding early- and mid-career researchers (EMCRs) will explore the boundary between astronomy and the outside world, including the interface with society, government, industry and other disciplines. Since this year’s meeting goes beyond the traditional astronomy research space, mentors with experience from disciplines at the edges of astronomy will also be involved to pass on their perspectives to the younger generation. All together they will share knowledge and experiences about the potential economic benefits of this area of basic research, look at the environment which resulted in some dramatic technological spinoffs (e.g. WiFi), see how astronomy has influenced public awareness of science and look at the impact of an astronomy background on careers in other disciplines.

The 2014 Australian Frontiers of Science symposium is generously supported by the Theo Murphy (Australia) Fund courtesy of the Royal Society of London. The Academy is delighted to have this funding available to enable some of Australia’s brightest young scientists to engage in fresh thinking about the edges of astronomy, and to develop networks that will enrich their careers.

Professor Andrew Holmes AM PresAA FRS FTSE
President, Australian Academy of Science

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3:30 PM December 02 - 3:30 PM December 04, 2014

The edges of astronomy

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Foreword

The Academy has hosted the Australian Frontiers of Science symposium since 2003, bringing together the very best young Australian scientists to discuss emerging technologies, new opportunities and exciting cutting-edge advances in their fields.

This year 70 outstanding early- and mid-career researchers (EMCRs) will explore the boundary between astronomy and the outside world, including the interface with society, government, industry and other disciplines. Since this year’s meeting goes beyond the traditional astronomy research space, mentors with experience from disciplines at the edges of astronomy will also be involved to pass on their perspectives to the younger generation. All together they will share knowledge and experiences about the potential economic benefits of this area of basic research, look at the environment which resulted in some dramatic technological spinoffs (e.g. WiFi), see how astronomy has influenced public awareness of science and look at the impact of an astronomy background on careers in other disciplines.

The 2014 Australian Frontiers of Science symposium is generously supported by the Theo Murphy (Australia) Fund courtesy of the Royal Society of London. The Academy is delighted to have this funding available to enable some of Australia’s brightest young scientists to engage in fresh thinking about the edges of astronomy, and to develop networks that will enrich their careers.

Professor Andrew Holmes AM PresAA FRS FTSE
President, Australian Academy of Science

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