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In May each year, Australia’s foremost physical and biological scientists gather to honour outstanding work in science. At Science at the Shine Dome, national awards are made, high achievers are admitted to Fellowship of the Australian Academy of Science, and there is a high-powered symposium on an issue of national importance. In addition, the meeting aims to enthuse and educate young researchers.

This highlight of the annual science calendar in Australia will be held on 24–26 May 2016 at the unique National Heritage-listed Shine Dome in Canberra, which has been strongly associated with science in Australia since it was built in 1959. The three-day program of Science at the Shine Dome is live-streamed on the web, communicated through Twitter and Facebook, and covered by online and traditional news media outlets, allowing an unlimited audience to participate.

Day 1 Tuesday 24 May

Macfarlane Burnet Medal & lecture and New Fellows seminar

During Science at the Shine Dome, a small number of outstanding scientists are admitted to the Academy, following a lengthy and exacting election process. These new Fellows are further put to the test by having to communicate their life’s work in just 10 minutes. All talks are pitched at a general science audience.

Day 2 Wednesday 25 May

Awards, early- and mid-career researcher workshops, AGM (closed session) and Annual Gala Dinner

Each year about 15 researchers receive highly sought-after honours for outstanding achievements in early- and mid-career research or across a lifetime of work. Like the new Fellows, these awardees present their contemporaries with a short description of the cutting-edge work that led to their recognition.

This is a rare opportunity to hear from some of Australia’s highest achievers including potential future Nobel laureates. Past awardees include bionic ear inventor Professor Graeme Clark, Nobel laureate in physics Professor Brian Schmidt, and eminent immunologist Sir Gustav Nossal.

Day 3 Thursday 26 May

Annual symposium

Scientific research on overcoming the current limitations of the human body through natural or artificial means is gathering momentum. This symposium will explore the science behind how we are blurring the lines between human and machine through bionics and robotics, the change this is making to people’s lives, and what the future holds. Leading speakers such as Professor Rob Shepherd, Professor Gordon Wallace and Associate Professor Katina Michael will reveal the exciting road ahead to becoming human PLUS.

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Event Manager: Mitchell Piercey
Phone: (02) 6201 9462

5:00 PM May 23 - 5:00 PM May 26, 2016

Science at the Shine Dome 2016

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In May each year, Australia’s foremost physical and biological scientists gather to honour outstanding work in science. At Science at the Shine Dome, national awards are made, high achievers are admitted to Fellowship of the Australian Academy of Science, and there is a high-powered symposium on an issue of national importance. In addition, the meeting aims to enthuse and educate young researchers.

This highlight of the annual science calendar in Australia will be held on 24–26 May 2016 at the unique National Heritage-listed Shine Dome in Canberra, which has been strongly associated with science in Australia since it was built in 1959. The three-day program of Science at the Shine Dome is live-streamed on the web, communicated through Twitter and Facebook, and covered by online and traditional news media outlets, allowing an unlimited audience to participate.

Day 1 Tuesday 24 May

Macfarlane Burnet Medal & lecture and New Fellows seminar

During Science at the Shine Dome, a small number of outstanding scientists are admitted to the Academy, following a lengthy and exacting election process. These new Fellows are further put to the test by having to communicate their life’s work in just 10 minutes. All talks are pitched at a general science audience.

Day 2 Wednesday 25 May

Awards, early- and mid-career researcher workshops, AGM (closed session) and Annual Gala Dinner

Each year about 15 researchers receive highly sought-after honours for outstanding achievements in early- and mid-career research or across a lifetime of work. Like the new Fellows, these awardees present their contemporaries with a short description of the cutting-edge work that led to their recognition.

This is a rare opportunity to hear from some of Australia’s highest achievers including potential future Nobel laureates. Past awardees include bionic ear inventor Professor Graeme Clark, Nobel laureate in physics Professor Brian Schmidt, and eminent immunologist Sir Gustav Nossal.

Day 3 Thursday 26 May

Annual symposium

Scientific research on overcoming the current limitations of the human body through natural or artificial means is gathering momentum. This symposium will explore the science behind how we are blurring the lines between human and machine through bionics and robotics, the change this is making to people’s lives, and what the future holds. Leading speakers such as Professor Rob Shepherd, Professor Gordon Wallace and Associate Professor Katina Michael will reveal the exciting road ahead to becoming human PLUS.

Shine Dome,15 Gordon Street Australian Capital Territory

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