Australian science global impact

Australia’s population might be small in world terms but our science is internationally recognised as first-rate. We’ve made breakthroughs that have changed the face of medicine, communications, agriculture, transport and much more. The Australian Academy of Science is plugging into its network of top Australian scientists to bring to the public an unprecedented celebration of Australian science in the world. We’ll feature the scientists behind such immense breakthroughs as changing our understanding of the way the universe works, the invention of the bionic ear that has brought sound to tens of thousands of hearing-impaired people around the world; the development of the cervical cancer vaccine and its implications for world health; and WiFi, which has transformed communications globally.

The series is Chaired by Professor Brian Schmidt, who won the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics for his startling discovery that the expansion of the universe is accelerating.

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