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20 July - July 22, 2016
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Applications to attend have closed.

Risk and uncertainty pervade every aspect of our lives. The desire to avoid risk and reduce uncertainty is found in all human societies, but it seems that people aren’t great at estimating and responding to risk and uncertainty. For example, many people feel safer driving between major cities than flying, despite the massively disproportionate risks.

So how can we assess, understand and address risk when it applies to us as an individual, a whole ecosystem, the population of a country or indeed the whole world? How do we grapple with complex interactions that affect risk but about which we are very uncertain?

Approximately 60 early- and mid-career researchers will be chosen from a diverse range of disciplines to tackle these questions. They will explore the issues of risk and uncertainty in the context of three major issues that affect the lives of all Australians:

  • International security
  • Risk and resource allocation for the environment
  • Antimicrobial resistance in a connected world

Plus one technical theme:

  • Uncertainty, ignorance and partial knowledge

If you are interested in the science of risk and uncertainty, and feel you could contribute to an interdisciplinary exploration of these topics, we invite you to apply for this exciting national Think Tank.

The Think Tank will give you an outstanding opportunity to develop expertise in operating in a multi-disciplinary context. It is also a unique networking opportunity for the nation’s next generation of research leaders.

The findings of the Think Tank will be published in a recommendations report which will be made publicly available. Reports from previous Think Tanks have been timely, well received and instrumental in influencing policy development.

The 2016 Think Tank is generously supported by the Theo Murphy (Australia) Fund, which is administered by the UK Royal Society. Travel, accommodation and registration costs for selected applicants will be fully funded. Find out more about .

Apply now to attend by clicking on the Apply Now button above. Applicants should be within 15 years of receiving their PhD (excluding career breaks). Applications close 31 March 2016.

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Contact Information

Event Coordinator: Sandra Gardam (02) 6201 9426 | emcr@science.org.au

5:00 PM July 20 - 5:00 PM July 22, 2016

An interdisciplinary approach to living in a risky world

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Applications to attend have closed.

Risk and uncertainty pervade every aspect of our lives. The desire to avoid risk and reduce uncertainty is found in all human societies, but it seems that people aren’t great at estimating and responding to risk and uncertainty. For example, many people feel safer driving between major cities than flying, despite the massively disproportionate risks.

So how can we assess, understand and address risk when it applies to us as an individual, a whole ecosystem, the population of a country or indeed the whole world? How do we grapple with complex interactions that affect risk but about which we are very uncertain?

Approximately 60 early- and mid-career researchers will be chosen from a diverse range of disciplines to tackle these questions. They will explore the issues of risk and uncertainty in the context of three major issues that affect the lives of all Australians:

  • International security
  • Risk and resource allocation for the environment
  • Antimicrobial resistance in a connected world

Plus one technical theme:

  • Uncertainty, ignorance and partial knowledge

If you are interested in the science of risk and uncertainty, and feel you could contribute to an interdisciplinary exploration of these topics, we invite you to apply for this exciting national Think Tank.

The Think Tank will give you an outstanding opportunity to develop expertise in operating in a multi-disciplinary context. It is also a unique networking opportunity for the nation’s next generation of research leaders.

The findings of the Think Tank will be published in a recommendations report which will be made publicly available. Reports from previous Think Tanks have been timely, well received and instrumental in influencing policy development.

The 2016 Think Tank is generously supported by the Theo Murphy (Australia) Fund, which is administered by the UK Royal Society. Travel, accommodation and registration costs for selected applicants will be fully funded. Find out more about what a Think Tank is and see previous events and outcomes.

Apply now to attend by clicking on the Apply Now button above. Applicants should be within 15 years of receiving their PhD (excluding career breaks). Applications close 31 March 2016.

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