Past events

Find information about past ANU Science events.

2pm 16 October 2021

Cultural astronomy with Peter Swanton

Join us with Pete Swanton to learn how knowledge about the stars and the Country have been passed down to us for over 65,000 years.

Astronomy & Astrophysics

9.30am 11 October – 11.30am 15 October 2021

H2O Hack: Solving Water Challenges from Space

The 2021 H2O Hack is offering the opportunity for researchers, entrepreneurs and innovators to make a difference, solve real life water problems across Australia – and win prizes!

5.15pm 13 October 2021

Five things you need to know - prepare yourself for science, health and medicine at ANU

Our Student Services team goes above and beyond to ensure you are support throughout your student experience at ANU. Join us to find out more about all the services available to you.

4pm 13 October 2021

Remote Learning Essentials - First year as a Health & Medicine Student at ANU

Do you have questions about commencing your undergraduate health & medicine degree remotely? Join our academic to find out more

BiologyHealth

5.15pm 12 October 2021

Remote Learning Essentials - First year as a Science Student at ANU

Do you have questions about commencing your postgraduate science degree remotely? Join us to learn what your experience as a first year student at the Australian National University will be.

Science CommunicationPhysicsEarth & Marine SciencesEngineeringChemistryBiologyEnvironment & SustainabilityMathematicsAstronomy & Astrophysics
A pile of colourful LEGO pieces

2pm 4 September 2021

Young Stars: Building the universe brick by brick

The universe started with a big bang. Let's retrace our steps back to the beginning of time, and create our own universes with LEGO.

Astronomy & Astrophysics

4pm 2 September 2021

Energy conversations: renewable hydrogen

Join us to hear a panel of energy researchers and industry representatives give their perspectives on the prospects for renewable hydrogen, followed by a Q&A session.

EngineeringChemistryEnvironment & Sustainability

6pm 17 August 2021

The IPCC’s latest assessment on climate change: what does it tell us?

Join us to hear leading Australian climate scientists discuss the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Earth & Marine SciencesEnvironment & Sustainability
A dark red sky and the sun shining through thick smoke haze. A blackened tree in the foreground.

2pm 7 August 2021

Fighting bushfires from space with Dr. Marta Yebra

Scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) have joined forces with industry to develop a revolutionary national system that aims to detect bushfires early and put them out within minutes.

Earth & Marine SciencesEnvironment & SustainabilityAstronomy & Astrophysics

7.30pm 2 August 2021

Indigenous stargazing with Pete Swanton and Brad Tucker

Join Indigenous astronomer Pete Swanton and astrophysicist Dr Brad Tucker on Fellows Oval to stargaze using telescopes to navigate the skies.

Astronomy & Astrophysics
A presenter in front of a trolley with science equipment, holding a plastic 'Angry Birds' blaster toy

11.30am–2.30pm 1 August 2021

Live science show by Dr Graham Walker

Join Dr Graham Walker from the National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science at ANU, for a special open-air live science experience.

Science CommunicationPhysicsChemistry

2pm 1 August 2021

Pop up talk with Professor Anna Moore on space

Join Professor Anna Moore to discuss Australia's place in the latest space race.

Astronomy & Astrophysics

4.30pm 15 July 2021

Energy conversion and storage

Electricity contributes a third of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. Solar photovoltaics and wind generation are now the lowest cost sources of new electricity capacity, and Australia is leading...

EngineeringEnvironment & Sustainability

4.30pm 8 July 2021

‘Beauty and the Beast’: How emerging technology and Industry 5.0 will allow us to be more human

Many famous Sci-Fi movies feature artificial intelligence (AI) or robots going mad and killing all the humans. But in reality, AI is the only way we, as humans, are going to be able to cope with an...

Computer ScienceEngineering

4.30pm 5 July 2021

Solving Genome Puzzles

Genomics sequencing has created opportunities and challenges to gain new insights in biology and biomedical research. Genome sequencing data usually consists of millions or billions of short DNA...

Computer ScienceBiologyHealth

4.30pm 1 July 2021

The bright future of renewable energy

The price of renewable electricity has dropped lower than the price of conventional electricity in recent years. Globally, solar and wind now account for more than half of new electricity capacity....

Computer ScienceEngineeringEnvironment & Sustainability

4.30pm 30 June 2021

Cenozoic intra-plate volcanism in Eastern Australia: The role of mantle plumes, plate motion and lithospheric structure

The majority of Earth’s volcanism is concentrated at tectonic plate boundaries, where plates move away from one another to create mid-ocean ridges, or where one plate slides beneath another to form a...

Master of Earth Sciences (Advanced)Master of Science in Earth SciencesEarth & Marine SciencesEnvironment & Sustainability

4.30pm 29 June 2021

Uncovering the Secrets to Biological Complexity

Scientists have long sought to understand the origins of biological complexity, including what makes us, as humans, such complex beings. Early assumptions that the secret to complexity was tied up in...

Master of Science in Materials Science (Advanced option available)ChemistryBiologyHealth

4.30pm 28 June 2021

Continuing the fight against malaria, despite the emergence of new infectious diseases

What do the Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama (1460-1524), the Italian painter Caravaggio (1571-1610) and the English poet Lord Byron (1788-1824) have in common? They all died of malaria! Deadly...

Master of Science in Biological SciencesMaster of BiotechnologyBiologyHealth

4.30pm 25 June 2021

Earthquakes and tsunamis caused by low-angle normal faulting in the Banda Sea, Indonesia

While we'd like to think our knowledge of plate tectonics allows us to confidently identify the sources of large, destructive tsunamis, this isn't always the case. This is particularly true...

Master of Earth Sciences (Advanced)Master of Science in Earth SciencesEarth & Marine SciencesEngineeringEnvironment & Sustainability

4.30pm 24 June 2021

Health transitions and global population health challenges

In most low and middle income countries a profound transition is underway in patterns of health burden. Diseases of infection and poverty, and maternal and child health risks, are being joined by a...

Master of Public HealthBiologyEnvironment & SustainabilityHealth

4.30pm 23 June 2021

3D printing dynamic materials

Three-dimensional printing (3DP) is gaining momentum as a leading technology, which provides personalized solutions to advanced fabrication needs. Printed objects enable a broad range of applications...

Master of Science in Materials Science (Advanced option available)PhysicsEngineeringChemistryBiology

4.30pm 22 June 2021

What Sets the Masses of Stars?

The most important characteristic of star, which determines its properties and evolutionary path, is its mass at birth. Observations show that the most common birth mass is slightly smaller than the...

Master of Science in Astronomy & AstrophysicsPhysicsAstronomy & Astrophysics

4.30pm 18 June 2021

From Nanomaterials to Multi-Scale Devices for Future Health Engineering

Brain injury and disease results in neuronal loss and disruption of the brain parenchyma. Therefore, to achieve functional recovery post insult or disease, it is necessary to promote the long-term...

Master of Science in Materials Science (Advanced option available)PhysicsEngineeringChemistryBiologyHealth

6–7pm 17 June 2021

Webinar: Graduate Certificate of Science Communication

Curious what “Science Communication” is about? Learn what practical skills and sound theoretical understanding you will gain from this Graduate Certificate and discover the pathway to Master’s study.

Graduate Certificate of Science Communication Available Fully OnlineScience Communication

5–6pm 17 June 2021

Webinar: Graduate Certificate of Science

Discover our most flexible pathway program that enables students to study in more than 30 science-based Master’s programs across the university.

Graduate Certificate of ScienceComputer ScienceScience CommunicationPsychologyPhysicsEarth & Marine SciencesEngineeringChemistryBiologyEnvironment & SustainabilityMathematicsHealthAstronomy & Astrophysics

4.30pm 17 June 2021

Semiconductor nanostructures for optoelectronics applications

Semiconductors have played an important role in the development of information and communications technology, solar cells, solid state lighting.  Nanowires are considered as building blocks for the...

Master of Science in Precision Instrumentation & MeasurementMaster of Science in Quantum TechnologyPhysicsEngineeringAstronomy & Astrophysics
Wave propogation

4.30pm 16 June 2021

Wave propagation - a mathematical perspective

The propagation of waves in space, such as that of electromagnetic waves in telecommunication, is instrumental to many aspects of science and engineering. Various physical phenomena, such as...

Master of Science in Mathematical SciencesPhysicsEngineeringMathematics

6–7pm 15 June 2021

Webinar: Graduate Certificate of Environment

Explore how to use this flexible program as a pathway to Master’s degrees in the areas of environmental economics and governance, environmental science, society and environment, and natural resource...

Graduate Certificate of EnvironmentEnvironment & Sustainability

5–6pm 15 June 2021

Webinar: Graduate Certificate of Disaster Risk Science and Sustainability

Join us to learn how we help our students build knowledge in integrating disaster preparedness, mitigation, and recovery programs to reduce societal and human losses, and enhance community resilience...

Graduate Certificate of Disaster Risk Science and SustainabilityEarth & Marine Sciences

4.30pm 15 June 2021

Misinformation in the time of COVID

Ever since the Covid-19 pandemic was declared, governments, public health leaders and scientists around the world have had to deal with not only a terrible virus, but an ‘infodemic' of...

Master of Science CommunicationGraduate Certificate of Science Communication Available Fully OnlineScience CommunicationHealth

4.30pm 11 June 2021

Leading the way for autonomous vehicles: optical gyroscopes for inertial navigation

The idea of a smart, autonomous future is tantalisingly close to becoming reality. In recent years, the push towards fully autonomous transport has driven large advances in enabling techniques such...

Master of Science in Precision Instrumentation & MeasurementPhysicsEngineeringAstronomy & Astrophysics

4.30pm 10 June 2021

Dualities in Mathematics and Physics

The “unreasonable effectiveness of Mathematics in the Natural Sciences” is well-argued (cf. the famous 1960 article by Eugene Wigner). However, this goes both ways. It is clear, especially since the...

Master of Mathematical SciencesPhysicsMathematicsAstronomy & Astrophysics

4.30pm 9 June 2021

Storing Carbon Dioxide in Rocks

Nearly all pathways identified by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that limit climate-change induced temperature rise to less than 2oC rely on large-scale diversion of carbon emissions...

Master of Science in Precision Instrumentation & MeasurementPhysicsEarth & Marine SciencesEnvironment & Sustainability

4.30pm 8 June 2021

More with less: How will we produce food crops for 10 billion with less resources?

The predicted increase in the world population to around 10 billion people by 2050 will require the world to produce more food in the next few decades than in all of its previous history. This will...

Master of Science in Biological SciencesMaster of BiotechnologyMaster of Science in Agricultural Innovation (Advanced option available)BiologyEnvironment & SustainabilityHealth

4.30pm 7 June 2021

There is no leadership if no one follows: Why leadership is necessarily a group process

In this talk, Professor Platow argues that leadership is fundamentally a group process: leaders must be ‘one of us’. He builds an argument around recent social identity theory and self-categorisation...

Psychology

4.30pm 4 June 2021

The economics of evolution: sons or daughters?

One of the most commonly asked question when a woman is pregnant is whether the parents know if it is a boy or a girl. In humans you have an (almost) 50% chance of guessing the answer correctly. But...

Master of Science in Biological SciencesMaster of BiotechnologyMaster of Science in Quantitative Biology & BioinformaticsBiologyHealth

4.30pm 3 June 2021

Modelling the Global Ocean Circulation

The oceans have absorbed >90% of the heat energy and ~40% of the carbon dioxide added to Earth’s climate system over the industrial era. This heat and carbon is pulled around by the ocean...

Master of Earth Sciences (Advanced)Earth & Marine SciencesEngineeringEnvironment & Sustainability
Close up of eucalyptus bark.

6pm 1 June 2021

National Reconciliation Week panel discussion

To celebrate National Reconciliation Week 2021, ANU is hosting a panel discussion on this year's theme 'More than a word. Reconciliation takes action', which asks people to take this...

Peter Swanton looking through telescope.

6.30–7.30pm 28 May 2021

Indigenous Stargazing

Did you know that Aboriginal peoples are considered the world's first astronomers? Join Indigenous astronomer Pete Swanton and astrophysicist Dr Brad Tucker on Fellows Oval to stargaze using...

Astronomy & Astrophysics
Aboriginal flag in shape of jigsaw piece, mural on wall.

11.30am 27 May 2021

ANU Reconciliation Action Plan Launch

Join the Vice-Chancellor, Chancellor and Professor Peter Yu at the launch of the ANU 2021-22 Reconciliation Action Plan on Thursday 27 May 2021 in Kambri.

3.30–5pm 12 May 2021

Australian Women of Maths exhibition

In honour of Women of Mathematics day, MSI is hosting the official launch of the Australian Women in Mathematics exhibition.

5.30–8.30pm 11 May 2021

Royal Australian Chemical Institute Titration Stakes

Chemistry students, your High School or College is invited to enter the Australian National Chemical Analysis Competition.

Illustration of large ceramic urns

8 March – 7 May 2021

INSIGHT OUT

Visually stimulating, INSIDE OUT showcases interdisciplinary collaboration across ANU.

12–14 April 2021

ASA Datafest

Are you interested in data wrangling, analysis, and presentation design? This year CBE’s Research School of Finance, Actuarial Studies and Statistics will be holding an American Statistical...

6.30–7.30pm 18 February 2021

Anti-gravity devices: are they realistic?

Join Dr Peter J Riggs as he explores the claims about anti-gravity devices and some of the individual devices proposed.

Physics

12–1pm 16 February 2021

Battery Lab launch: advancing research in lithium-ion & sustainable, next-gen batteries

A new world-class facility located at The Australian National University is set to research lithium-ion batteries.

6–7.30pm 9 February 2021

ANU Climate Update 2021

This event brings together policymakers, business people, researchers, students, media and the wider community.

Earth & Marine SciencesEnvironment & Sustainability

12–2pm 3 December 2020

ANU Energy Update 2020

This year's Energy Update involves a special online discussion on the World Energy Outlook 2020 (WEO 2020).

5.30–7.30pm 11 November 2020

Pathfinder: Speed Mentoring

Our final Pathfinder event for 2020 will encompass fun and experience in our annual Speed Mentoring event.

5pm 29 October 2020

Remote learning student experience panel - Public Health

Join us for a remote learning student experience panel webinar at ANU, discussing the differences between studying Public Health on-campus and studying remotely.

Master of Public Health

5pm 28 October 2020

Remote learning student experience panel - Environment and Society

Join us for a remote learning student experience panel webinar at ANU, discussing the differences between studying Environment and Society on-campus and studying remotely.

Bachelor of Environment & SustainabilityBachelor of Environment & Sustainability AdvancedMaster of EnvironmentMaster of Environmental ScienceMaster of Science in Agricultural Innovation (Advanced option available)

5pm 27 October 2020

Remote learning student experience panel - Science communication, energy change and climate change

Join us for a remote learning student experience panel webinar at ANU, discussing the differences between studying science communication, energy change and climate change on-campus and studying...

Master of Climate ChangeMaster of Science CommunicationMaster of Science Communication OutreachMaster of Energy Change (Advanced option available)

10–10.30am 8 October 2020

Science From the Spare Room! A Facebook Live Kids Event

Do you need something to entertain the kids during isolation, while also being educational? Join Dr Graham Walker for a Science Facebook live event with a difference!

Sun shining on an iceberg in water

1 July – 31 August 2020

As You See It! Photography Competition

Science, health and medicine is all around us – show us your unique take! From the birds outside your office window, the view down a microscope as you perform your research, or a stunning sunset...

'Career' written on a blackboard in chalk

12–1.30pm 13 August 2020

Pathfinder: Designing Your Life Workshop

Join an interactive workshop based on the book Designing Your Life. ANU alumnus, Benjamin Gill will discuss how the emphasis on finding your passion or the notion that you ‘should’ know where you are...

Australian cash and coins

6.30–7.30pm 23 July 2020

Tax tips in the year of COVID-19

Join presenter, ANU alumnus and Partner of The Firm, Graeme Brown, for a fun (yes fun!), interactive, easy to understand virtual event, to explore taxation tips, traps and ideas for making the most...

5pm 25 June 2020

Earth Sciences Student Experience Webinar

Join us for a Student Experience webinar about what it is like to study Earth Sciences at ANU.

Master of Earth Sciences (Advanced)Earth & Marine Sciences
Woman's hand pressed against a window

5pm 24 June 2020

Psychology Student Experience Webinar

Join us for a Student Experience webinar about what it is like to study Clinical Psychology and Professional Psychology at ANU.

5pm 23 June 2020

Environment Student Experience Webinar

Join us for a Student Experience webinar about what it is like to study Environment, Forestry, Agricultural Innovation and Environmental Sciences at ANU.

Master of EnvironmentMaster of Environmental ScienceMaster of Science in Agricultural Innovation (Advanced option available)Environment & Sustainability
Microscope

5pm 17 June 2020

Biology Student Experience Webinar

Join us for a Student Experience webinar about what it is like to study Biology, Biological Sciences and Quantitative Biology and Bioinformatics at ANU.

Master of Science in Biological SciencesMaster of BiotechnologyBiology

5pm 10 June 2020

Public Health Student Experience Webinar

Join us for a Student Experience webinar about what it is like to study Public Health at ANU.

Master of Public Health
two medical students examining a anatomy model

5pm 3 June 2020

Medical School Student Experience Webinar

Join us for a Student Experience webinar about what it is like to study at the ANU Medical School.

Doctor of PhilosophyMaster of Philosophy
Kangaroo Kylie with a clucking chicken

9am 4 May – 5pm 31 May 2020

Science at Home social media competition

Enter the Science at Home social media competition and have fun while learning some science along the way.

Local Aboriginal stone artwork showing map of Canberra

1.30–2.30pm 29 May 2020

National Reconciliation Week - In this together

Join Professor Ian Anderson, Azure Hermes and Dr Virginia Marshall for the virtual 2020 ANU Reconciliation Week panel discussion.

5pm 27 May 2020

Mathematical Sciences Student Experience Webinar

Join us for a Student Experience webinar about what it is like to study Mathematical Sciences at ANU.

Bachelor of Mathematical SciencesMaster of Mathematical SciencesMathematics

12–1.15pm 27 May 2020

Women in STEM: Using emotional intelligence to leverage effective workplace relationships

Get an introduction to the concept and core competencies of emotional intelligence.

Sun shining on solar panels in a field

5pm 26 May 2020

Energy Change Student Experience Webinar

Join us for a Student Experience webinar about what it is like to study Energy Change at ANU.

Master of Climate ChangeMaster of Energy Change (Advanced option available)Environment & Sustainability

12–1.15pm 20 May 2020

Women in STEM: Using emotional intelligence to leverage effective workplace relationships

Get an introduction to the concept and core competencies of emotional intelligence.

The inside living area of a house in the future with community storage infrastructure.

12–1pm 13 May 2020

Energy Conversations: Developments in community-based battery storage

Our experts will explore the exciting developments in community-based battery storage that are occurring in the ACT and beyond.

Environment & SustainabilityPhysics

11.30am 13 May 2020

‘Don’t try this at home!’ Science at Home Facebook Live video

Do you need something to entertain the kids during isolation, while also being educational? Join Dr Graham Walker for a Science Facebook live event with a difference!

6–7.15pm 7 May 2020

Climate change: a sustainability, policy and health crisis – where do we go from here?

Join a panel of ANU science and law academics as they tackle climate change, social justice and health and how policy is impacted (or impacts) these issues.

Two ANU students smiling

9am 17 February – 5pm 21 February 2020

Science Orientation Week 2020

The College of Science Induction sessions provide an opportunity for undergraduate students to meet and hear from First Year Conveners and later year students.

6.30pm 19 February 2020

Time’s labyrinth: Revealing the characteristics of time

What is time? This is a question contemplated for millennia.

Physics
Research student using a pipette

11am–1pm 6 February 2020

Women in STEM Workshop – Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Have you ever felt that despite your evident success, you have a nagging feeling of inadequacy, self-doubt, or a sense of intellectual fraudulence? You may be suffering from Imposter Syndrome.

UN Climate Change conference COP25 speakers on stage

6pm 18 December 2019

Deciphering the UN climate talks in Madrid

The UN Secretary General has described global efforts to tackle climate change as "utterly inadequate". So how did events unfold at COP25?

Environment & Sustainability
Sydney Harbour, photo by Corey Leopold on flickr

5.30pm 12 December 2019

Advance Australia: Becoming the world's healthiest nation

Professor Russell Gruen, The Australian National University.

12.30–1.30pm 11 December 2019

Disaster resilience in an aging society

Listen to Professor Ichiro Kawachi describe the lessons learned from a unique ongoing field study about the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami.

11.45am–5pm 2 December 2019

ANU Energy Update 2019

A one-day summit bringing together researchers, policymakers, industry and the public to provide an overview of the latest national energy trends.

Environment & Sustainability
Susa Mama health clinic, Port Moresby General Hospital, PNG. Photo taken by Ness Kerton for AusAID.

5.30pm 28 November 2019

Healthcare for all: Managing the upcoming Health Tsunami in Asia and the Pacific

Dr Patrick Osewe, Asian Development Bank.

12–1pm 20 November 2019

Clinical trials in Australia and Singapore

Dr Tan is visiting ANU, from Singapore, to interact with those involved with clinical trials in the ACT, and share learnings and opportunities. As part of her visit, Dr Tan will be presenting a...

3.30–5pm 15 November 2019

Launch of MJA-Lancet Countdown on Health & Climate Change Report 2019

Public health in the face of climate change: how has Australia progressed, and what action is still needed?

5.30pm 14 November 2019

Extinction thwarted: Surviving global warming

Professor Sharon Friel, The Australian National University.

1–2pm 14 November 2019

Explanatory models in acute care

The presentation will provide medical educational and engineering perspectives on the Human Patient Simulator.

6pm 13 November 2019

Physics - Employability Webinar

Learn about different areas of Physics and the real world applications, examples of careers and employment trends in different areas.

Physics

2–3.30pm 12 November 2019

Official Launch: Future Research Talent Awards Indonesia

The Australian National University invites you to the Official Launch of the Future Research Talent Awards Indonesia.

6pm 6 November 2019

Quantitative Biology and Bioinformatics - Employability Webinar

Join us for a webinar on employability in Biology and Bioinformatics. Learn about different areas of Biology and Bioinformatics and its applications, examples of careers and employment trends in...

Biology

10–11.30am 6 November 2019

Then and Now: Blackboards to Virtual Reality

Come along for morning tea to explore new technology, virtual reality and 3D printing. See how we use these technologies to enhance learning in the classroom.

6pm 4 November 2019

Astronomy & Astrophysics - Employability Webinar

Join us for an employability webinar on Astronomy & Astrophysics. Learn about different areas of Astronomy & Astrophysics and their applications, examples of careers and employment trends...

Astronomy & Astrophysics

1–2pm 31 October 2019

Simulation in healthcare: From ideas to market

The presentation will provide medical educational and engineering perspectives on the Human Patient Simulator.

6pm 30 October 2019

Public Health - Employability Webinar

Join us for an employability webinar on Public Health. Learn about different areas of public health and its applications, examples of careers and employment trends in different areas, and what it...

5.30pm 24 October 2019

Death optional? Extending the human life span

Professor Graham Mann, The Australian National University.

A graduate talking to a Pathfinder mentor

5.30–7.30pm 22 October 2019

Pathfinder: Speed mentoring

Join us for a Pathfinder event with a modern twist, as we combine elements of speed dating, professional networking and mentoring for an educational, fun and chaotic event!

6pm 22 October 2019

Earth Sciences - Employability Webinar

Join us for an employability webinar on Earth Sciences. Learn about different areas of Earth Sciences and its applications, examples of careers and employment trends in different areas, and what it...

Earth & Marine Sciences

5.30–7.30pm 21 October 2019

Working together to Identify IP trends in your field of research

Learn how ANU researchers, in partnership with IP Australia, created an interactive patent visualisation experience to help seamlessly identify IP trends.

6–7.30pm 16 October 2019

Net Zero: the UK’s 2050 emissions target

Vice Chair of the UK Committee on Climate Change, Professor Julia King, discusses UK's plans for net zero emissions by 2050.

Environment & Sustainability

6pm 16 October 2019

Biotechnology - Employability Webinar

Join us for a webinar on employability in Biotechnology. Learn about different areas of Biotechnology and its applications, examples of careers and employment trends in different areas, what it is...

Biology

9.30am–12.30pm 13 October 2019

ANU Curious Kids – Indigenous Foods

What indigenous foods grow locally around Canberra? Why don’t we naturally eat indigenous foods as a part of our everyday meals? What plants can we use in cooking, medicine, and science?

Biology

6.30–8.30pm 8 October 2019

Prizes, Awards & Scholarships Presentation

A night to celebrate the outstanding achievements of Science, Health and Medicine students.

Astronomy & AstrophysicsBiologyChemistryEarth & Marine SciencesEnvironment & SustainabilityMathematicsPhysicsScience Communication

6pm 2 October 2019

Black Holes and Wormholes: Concepts and Misconceptions

What are those exotic entities in the universe called black holes and wormholes?

Astronomy & AstrophysicsPhysics

5.30pm 26 September 2019

How we think: Cracking the brain's code

Professor Jason Mattingley discusses the ways psychologists are demystifying the mechanisms of the brain that generate our thoughts, feelings and actions.

5.30pm 12 September 2019

Resilient humans: Harnessing our immune system to protect us from infection, injury and invasion

Professor Si Ming Man will discuss his research on the importance of the immune system in recognising microbes and the role of inflammation.

5.30pm 4 September 2019

Fighting Ebola: achieving positive social & health outcomes in emergencies

During the Ebola outbreak in West Africa in 2014, engaging with local communities to understand their culture and needs was critical to effective control.

6–8pm 30 August 2019

ANU Bachelor of Philosophy (PhB) Symposium

The 2019 PhB Symposium will showcase the latest undergraduate research at The Australian National University (ANU).

6pm 26 August 2019

The Fiction of Memory

Join Distinguished Professor Elizabeth Loftus to hear her speak about 'The Fiction of Memory' in this one-night only event at Llewellyn Hall.

Aspirin, Image: Marco Verch Flickr

5.30pm 22 August 2019

A new public health: Preventing diseases with drugs

Professor John McNeil, Monash University.

10am–12pm 22 August 2019

Next steps for Paid Parental Leave: Advancing leave policy in Australia

A public panel discussion on 'The First 10 Years of Paid Parental Leave – What Have We Learned and Where Are We Heading?'

5.30–7.30pm 15 August 2019

2019 Science, Medicine & Health Honours Information Evening

Current undergraduate Science, Medicine and Health students are invited to attend an information evening about opportunities for honours study and research.

12.30–1.30pm 15 August 2019

Co-created Wellbeing in Healthcare

Who owns wellbeing and why?

17–28 July 2019

Art Exhibition: Long way around

Exhibition of artwork by ANU School of Art & Design Printmedia and Drawing students made in response to visual, sensory, and conceptual elements of Mt Stromlo.

20–26 July 2019

Exhibition: Promised the Moon

Fifty years after Apollo 11, artists reflect on the first moon landing and the Canberra region's role in this unique mission.

Photo by Luis Melendez on Unsplash

5.30pm 25 July 2019

Prejudice vanquished: Championing inclusive and respectful workplaces

Jessica Halem MBA, Harvard Medical School

7.45pm 20 July 2019

Community film screening: The Martian

ANU Professor Penny King and NASA research scientist Dr Abigail Fraeman will introduce the movie and chat about their own experiences with Mars.

6.30pm 20 July 2019

The Astronomy and Navigation of Aboriginal Australians

Aboriginal people in Australia have a rich astronomical tradition such as the "Emu in the Sky" constellation of dark clouds.

5pm 20 July 2019

Moon Week Film Screening: The Dish

Sam Neill stars in this 2000 comedy-drama that takes a semi-fictionalised look at the days before the Apollo 11 space mission in 1969.

4pm 20 July 2019

Space Pop-Up talk #5: Space law

Hear from representatives from the Australian Space Agency and private space companies about the issues of future space exploration and travel.

2.30pm 20 July 2019

Space Pop-Up talk #3: Space Health

Join a panel of Australia's leading experts on space health for an interactive talk about the physical and mental health issues astronauts have encountered.

1.45pm 20 July 2019

Space Pop-Up talk #2: Moon Geology

Hear from Dr Everett Gibson from NASA and ANU scientists who were in charge of analyzing the rocks from the Moon collected by the Apollo astronauts.

1pm 20 July 2019

Space Pop-Up talk #1: Space storytelling

Join artists and storytellers from NASA and ANU to learn how we turn scientific space discoveries into stories the public can understand and enjoy.

19–20 July 2019

Extraterrestrial Seismology: Listening to the Pulse of the Moon and Mars

In the frame of the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing, we will train our ears, and eyes, to recognize the Earth, Moon and Mars from their pulses.

8.15pm 19 July 2019

Moon Week film screening: Apollo 11

Head back in time to the year 1969 with this Canberra premiere screening of this critically acclaimed 2019 documentary chronicling the Apollo 11 mission.

An astronaut walking on the moon with US flag in background

8pm 19 July 2019

Space in the Pub: One Giant Leap

Enjoy a beverage at Badger and Co as we take-off with a free Q&A on the future of space exploration and the global space industry.

6.30pm 19 July 2019

Indigenous Stargazing

Come along and hear our Indigenous astronomer, Pete Swanton, chat about Australia's rich and extensive history of stargazing.

5pm 19 July 2019

Community Film Screening: First Man

Ryan Gosling stars as astronaut Neil Armstrong in director Damien Chazelle's (La La Land) acclaimed, award-winning 2018 biographical drama.

2.30pm 19 July 2019

Public Lecture: Space Technology

Hear from leading scientists at NASA and Australia to see what is being developed to lead to the next big space achievements. 

2pm 19 July 2019

Moon Week community film screening: Zathura

Two young brothers play a mysterious board game they find in the basement of their house and find themselves magically teleported into outer space.

1pm 19 July 2019

Andy Thomas’ Space Academy

Join Australian Astronaut Dr Andy Thomas to hear and see his experiences about being an astronaut and learn how you can become one as well!

12pm 19 July 2019

Fireside chat with Wally Bell

Join Ngunawal Elder Wally Bell beside the firepit and listen to him share stories and enlighten people about Indigenous history.

A NASA spaceship on a launchpad

9.30am 19 July 2019

The NASA Communications Switching Centre

The NASA Communications Switching Centre was established at 107 Kent St Deakin in the second half of 1965.

Photo of the moon landing and an astronaut

7pm 18 July 2019

Public Lecture: Space: past, present and future

Join Dr Andy Thomas, Australian Astronaut and a panel of leading space experts for a conversation about space: past, present and future.

1–4pm 18 July 2019

Space Rocks: Moon, Mars, and Beyond

See and touch fragments of other worlds. This temporary exhibit will display meteorites from as close to home as the Moon, to as far as the Asteroid Belt.

12–2pm 18 July 2019

Space School

Through a range of activities, demonstrations, and play, students will explore our solar system and beyond.

2pm 18 July 2019

Community film screening: Wall-E

Pixar's Oscar-winning 2008 animated masterpiece.

7pm 17 July 2019

Mount Stromlo Astronomy Night

Come and see the rings of Saturn, the craters of the moon as well as beautiful star clusters and nebulae.

6pm 11 July 2019

Webinar: Master of Science Communication Outreach

Tune in to ask the program convener, a current student and a Shell Questacon Science Circus Coordinator about this exciting one-year graduate program!

VOICE. TREATY. YOUTH 7-14 July 2019

12–2pm 11 July 2019

NAIDOC Week Symposium

We invite you to attend this Symposium to hear four presentations as we share our knowledge through our voice.

6–7.30pm 9 July 2019

Averting climate catastrophe: extinction rebellion, business & people power

An expert panel will discuss how transformative change may be achieved to avoid impending climate disaster.

SOERC

3–4 July 2019

The State-of-Energy-Research Conference (SoERC)

ERICA - a peak body of 11 university research institutes, is organising Australia's first two-day national research-only energy conference.

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4pm 26 June 2019

Online Webinar: Prepare for life at ANU

Get helpful tips to prepare for life at ANU.

5.30–6.30pm 24 June 2019

JCSMR public lecture - the sabotage of science: why, how and what can be done

Professor Simon Foote gives his final lecture before retirement on the current attack on Science.

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4pm 12 June 2019

Online Webinar: Top Tips for Moving to Australia

Get helpful tips to help prepare for your move to Australia.

Dr Emma Tucker at the NASA Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory

6pm 11 June 2019

Surviving and Thriving in Space

With the introduction of space tourism on the near horizon, discover some of the most significant medical conditions that can be encountered in zero gravity.

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6pm 4 June 2019

Online information session: Energy Change/Climate Change

Learn about Master of Energy Change and Master of Climate Change at The Australian National University.

10–11am 31 May 2019

Collision of Science and Music

Join us for a night of insight into the ways science, health and music are deeply intertwined.

5–8pm 30 May 2019

Royal Australian Chemical Institute Titration Stakes

Chemistry students, your High School or College is invited to enter the Australian National Chemical Analysis Competition.

5.30–7.30pm 30 May 2019

Energy conversations: The role of social licence to operate in a just energy transformation

In this part of the 'Energy Conversations' series, an expert panel discusses the role of social license to operate in a just energy transformation.

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4pm 29 May 2019

Online Webinar: Ask Our Students

Get your questions ready and meet current students.

6–8pm 23 May 2019

Collision of Science and Music

Join us for a night of insight into the ways science, health and music are deeply intertwined.

5pm 5 March – 8pm 9 April 2019

The climate change debate: Truth, lies and misconceptions

Physics doesn't lie so why is there so much heat and controversy generated by this debate?

11am–1pm 8 April 2019

Women in STEM Professional Development Long Lunch

We have gathered a panel of female alumni and industry leaders to talk to you about finding your place in your workplace and how to transition into a leadership and management role with ease and...

11pm 31 March – 11pm 1 April 2019

2019 Conference on Applied Modelling in Acute Care

The 2019 AMAC conference aims to promote cross-fertilization between experts in systems biology and in organ based modeling, to develop clinical and education-oriented applications. Development of...

11pm 24 March – 11pm 31 March 2019

Meet ANU in India

The Australian National University will be visiting India from Monday 25 March to Monday 1 April.

8.30–10.30am 13 March 2019

Then & Now – Our Campus

Join us back on campus to look at how it has evolved in recent times as we invite you to view our new spaces and learn about the brilliant ideas that our students, academics, and researchers are...

11pm 17 February – 11pm 21 February 2019

Science Orientation Week Semester 2 2019

The College of Science Induction sessions provide an opportunity for undergraduate students to meet and hear from First Year Conveners and later year students.

5.30pm 21 February 2019

Is existence just an illusion?

Issues concerning whether our existence is what it mostly seems to be or is an illusion will be addressed in this lecture.

10am 18 February 2019

2019 Commencement Address

Commencement is the formal welcome for all new students at ANU.

4.30–6.15pm 14 February 2019

Australia: The Renewable Energy Superstar

The Australian National University with support from the ARENA Australian Centre for Advanced PV will host a public lecture on Australia's renewables revolution

5pm 19 December 2018

Explaining the Katowice Climate Change Conference

Presented by the ANU College of Science

11pm 7 December – 11pm 14 December 2018

2018 National Indigenous Summer School

Tjabal Indigenous Higher Education Centre, ANU Science and Engineering Colleges and ANU Humanities, Arts and Social Science Colleges will host a Summer School for Indigenous students in years 10 and...

5.30–7pm 6 December 2018

Defining Moments of 2018: Events that shaped our world

The panel will cover issues from the drought, political instability, international security, trade wars, cyber security and academic freedom.

4.15–6.45pm 29 November 2018

ACT Government/ANU annual Solar Oration 2018: Can we make a 100% renewable electricity system?

For decades we have been trying to reduce the cost of generating renewable electricity. We have now succeeded in making wind and solar photovoltaics

7.30am 29 November 2018

ANU Energy Update 2018

A one-day summit that brings together energy researchers, policymakers, industry and the public to provide an overview of the latest world energy trends.

3.30–5pm 22 November 2018

2018 Inaugural Chappell Public Lecture

The Research School of Earth Sciences is delighted to announce that Dr Carol D. Frost will be presenting the Inaugural Chappell Public Lecture on 22 November.

11pm 15 November 2018

What does Earth ask us?

A multidisciplinary panel of experts will come together at EARTH Forum to share their views on the planetary challenges of the 21st Century.

4–6pm 15 November 2018

Postgraduate Information Evening - November 2018

Whether you're an experienced professional looking for a career change, or just finished your degree come along to learn about postgraduate study options at ANU

5–6pm 8 November 2018

Master of Earth Sciences Online Information Session

Join us for a live webinar to learn more about the Master of Earth Sciences (Advanced) course structure, study mode and career outcomes.

5pm 29 October 2018

Master Programs in Biology Online Information Session

Join us for a live webinar to learn more about the biology master degrees including course structure, study mode and career outcomes.

5–6pm 24 October 2018

Master of Public Health Online Information Session

Join us for a live webinar to learn more about the Master of Public Health course structure, online study mode and career outcomes.

5–6pm 23 October 2018

Master of Mathematical Sciences Online Information Session

Join us for a live webinar to learn more about the Master of Mathematical Sciences (Advanced) course structure, study mode and career outcomes.

7.30am–3pm 23 October 2018

Social equity in the energy transformation

This symposium examines how energy transformation will affect social equity, and whether the process can be harnessed to reduce social inequities in Australia.

6–7pm 20 September 2018

Interstellar Journeys: Within a Human Lifetime: Possibilities and Practicalities

Can we travel to the distant stars when the distances are so vast? This lecture will generally explain what is involved in interstellar travel.

5.30–7pm 4 September 2018

ANU Admissions, Scholarships & Accommodation Roadshow - Melbourne

Are you, or do you know, a Domestic Year 11 student? ANU is changing the way we do admissions and students commencing university in 2020 will be applying.

5.30–7pm 3 September 2018

ANU Admissions, Scholarships & Accommodation Roadshow - Mildura

Are you, or do you know, a Domestic Year 11 student? ANU is changing the way we do admissions and students commencing university in 2020 will be applying.

2–6pm 2 September 2018

ANU Singapore Open Day

Ranked #1 in Australia and #24 in the world, with Australia's most employable graduates, see your future with ANU at our Open Day in Singapore!*

1–5pm 1 September 2018

ANU Indonesia Open Day

Ranked #1 in Australia and #24 in the world, with Australia's most employable graduates, see your future with ANU at our Open Day in Indonesia!*

9am–4pm 25 August 2018

Open Day

Are you thinking about studying at university? Come to ANU Open Day this August to see what ANU has to offer.

10am–1pm 21 August 2018

3 Minute Thesis finals

The Joint Colleges of Science 3 Minute Thesis finals are on Tuesday 21 August.

5.30–7pm 9 August 2018

2018 Honours Information Evening

Current students are invited to attend an information evening outlining opportunities for further study and research within science, medicine & health at ANU.

10am–7pm 6 August 2018

Talk to ANU in Townsville

We'll be at the Townsville Career Expo on Monday, 6 August from 10:00am to 1:30pm and 4:00pm to 7:00pm. Come along and ask us any questions you have about study

5.30–7pm 31 July 2018

ANU Admissions, Scholarships & Accommodation Roadshow - Brisbane

Are you, or do you know, a Domestic Year 11 student? ANU is changing the way we do admissions and students commencing university in 2020 will be applying.

5.30–7pm 30 July 2018

ANU Admissions, Scholarships & Accommodation Roadshow - Townsville

Are you, or do you know, a Domestic Year 11 student? ANU is changing the way we do admissions and students commencing university in 2020 will be applying.

6.30–8.30pm 27 July 2018

Prizes, Awards & Scholarships Presentation

The College of Health & Medicine and the College of Science will be holding their annual Prizes, Awards & Scholarships Presentation Ceremony on 27 July, 2018.

4–7pm 25 July 2018

ANU Brisbane Midyear Advisory Session

At the Brisbane Midyear Advisory Session, you will have access to representatives from our academic Colleges who will answer your questions.

6pm 25 July 2018

Online Information Session

Join Dr. Will Grant and Dr. Graham Walker to learn more about the Master of Science Communication (Outreach) and Science Circus.

4–7pm 24 July 2018

ANU Sydney Midyear Advisory Session

At Sydney Midyear Advisory Session, you will have access to representatives from our academic Colleges who will answer your questions.

10am–6.30pm 24 July 2018

Talk to ANU on the Sunshine Coast

We'll be at the Sunshine Coast Daily Careers Expo on Tuesday, 24 July from 10:00am to 2:00pm and 3:30pm to 6:30pm. Come along and ask us any questions you have.

4–7pm 23 July 2018

ANU Melbourne Midyear Advisory Session

At the Melbourne Midyear Advisory Session, you will have access to representatives from our academic Colleges who will answer your questions.

10am 21 July – 4pm 22 July 2018

Talk to ANU in Brisbane

We'll be at the 2018 Tertiary Studies Expo in Brisbane on Saturday, 21 and Sunday, 22 July from 10:00am to 4:00pm both days.

16–20 July 2018

Science Orientation Week Semester 2 2018

The College of Science Induction sessions provide an opportunity for undergraduate students to meet and hear from First Year Conveners and later year students.

6–7.15pm 28 June 2018

ANU Perth Information Evening

ANU is Australia's top-ranked university, positioned among the world's leading universities.

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5.30–6.30pm 19 June 2018

Master of Public Health online information session

Join us for a live information session about studying public health at The Australian National University (ANU).

9am–1pm 19 June 2018

Energy Change Institute Open Day 2018

The Energy Change Institute Open Day showcases the latest energy research from ANU.

5.30–8.30pm 12 June 2018

Canberra premiere of the film "Guardians of the Earth"

"Guardians of the Earth" tells the story of how 195 governments gathered in Paris and agreed to pursue efforts to limit temperature increase for planet Earth.

4 June 2018

Meet ANU 1-1 in Melbourne

Are you an international student looking to study at Australia's #1 university?*

1–2.30pm 25 May 2018

‘Upstreamers & downstreamers’: Promoting investment in First Peoples through the creation of exclusive rights

Join Dr Virginia Marshall, the ANU inaugural Indigenous Post-Doctoral Fellow for the ANU Reconciliation Week Lecture,

5–7pm 24 May 2018

Postgraduate Information Evening

ANU offers a wide range of postgraduate study options. To discover more, we invite you to attend our information evening.

6–10pm 23 May 2018

Stargazing World Record Attempt

Join an evening of excitement as ANU and ABC try to break a Guinness World Record. This free event includes a streaming of Stargazing Live and mini lectures.

2–3pm 20 May 2018

ANU is coming to Beijing

Meet ANU representatives in Beijing for some handy tips on transitioning into Australia.

5.30–6.30pm 16 May 2018

ANU is coming to Shanghai

Meet ANU representatives in Shanghai for some handy tips on transitioning into Australia.

4.30–5.30pm 10 May 2018

Online information session

Hear from the international students about their experience living in Canberra and studying at ANU.

7.30pm 5 May 2018

Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo

This special event is presented by Haviland Digital & Live On Stage Australia in association with ANU.

6–7pm 11 April 2018

Sunburnt Country: The History and Future of Climate Change in Australia

Learn about the History and Future of Climate Change in Australia.

4–11 April 2018

ANU Open Day in India

We would like to help make your transition to the Australian National University a little easier!

4–6pm 10 April 2018

The National Energy Guarantee

The ANU Energy Change Institute invites you to a special discussion forum on the National Energy Guarantee (NEG).

3–5.30pm 20 March 2018

Climate Update 2018 (Brisbane)

Climate Update 2018 will present an overview of how our climate is changing and how we’re responding to these changes.

5–6.30pm 19 March 2018

Climate and Growth: An OECD perspective on the future we need

Can we have strong climate action and robust economic growth at the same time?

8.30–10.30am 8 March 2018

2018 International Women's Day

Please join the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Brian P. Schmidt and a panel of leading ANU women to discuss Changing the Culture of Gender at ANU.

1–2pm 7 March 2018

Innovation and the Translation of Research to Industry

By creating a culture of innovation at our institutions we create an environment that fosters collaboration between the public and private sectors.

5.30–6.30pm 21 February 2018

Mapping the Sky: from ancient times to the modern Australian SkyMapper Telescope

Mankind has mapped the skies throughout its history, to maintain calendars and support navigation, and to gather insights into the heavenly order.

5.30–6.30pm 15 February 2018

Why does the Cosmos exist?

Why is there anything at all? This is the riddle of existence. In this lecture, modern physics will be considered in order to see if it might enlighten us.

12.30–6.30pm 8 February 2018

ANU Climate Update 2018

ANU Climate Update 2018 will present an overview of how our climate is changing and how we are responding to these changes in Australia and around the world.

2–6pm 6 February 2018

Study in Australia expo in Jakarta (Indonesia)

Meet with ANU representatives to learn about opportunities to study at The Australian National University.

11am 28 January 2018

Operation Ouch! Live on Stage

Dr Chris and Dr Xand, the stars of hit ABC Me children’s television series Operation Ouch!, are coming back to Australia with a brand new show!

21 January 2018

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1–2pm 20 January 2018

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11pm 6 January – 11pm 19 January 2018

National Mathematics Summer School

NMSS is a program for the discovery and development of mathematically gifted and talented high school students from all over Australia.

12–1am 19 January 2018

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11pm 7 January – 11pm 18 January 2018

Canberra International Physics Summer School

The 24th Canberra International Physics Summer School "Topological Physics" will be held at The Australian National University on 8–19 January 2018.

5.15–6.30pm 16 January 2018

Entanglement: Einstein's Gift to Quantum Mechanics

Lecture with Nobel Laureate Professor Duncan M. Haldane.

11pm 8 December – 11pm 15 December 2017

2017 National Indigenous Science and Engineering Summer School

Tjabal Indigenous Higher Education Centre and the ANU Science and Engineering Colleges will host a Summer School for Indigenous students in years 10 and 11.

4.30–6.30pm 5 December 2017

Australia’s role in looking for life on Mars

Dr Oliver will explain how Australia is involved in the search for life on Mars.

5–6pm 1 December 2017

The 2017 Annual ANU Reconciliation Lecture: Reconciliation, Treaty Making and Nation Building

ANU Reconciliation Lecture: Reconciliation, Treaty Making and Nation Building

2.30–4.30pm 30 November 2017

ANU Research School of Psychology Annual Lecture: Professor Pat Dudgeon

The 2017 ANU Research School of Psychology Annual Lecture will discuss Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health research in Australia.

5–6.30pm 29 November 2017

ANU Solar Oration 2017 - The Australian Energy Transition

Ms Audrey Zibelman, CEO of the Australian Energy Market Operator will present at the 2017 ANU Solar Oration.

7.30am–4pm 29 November 2017

ANU Energy Update 2017

The ANU Energy Update is the Energy Change Institute's annual flagship event.

4.30–5.15pm 27 November 2017

The wicked problem of drugs policy in a post-truth world

Join Associate Professor David Caldicott at the JCSMR Director’s ‘Health through Discovery’ Public Lecture Series 2017.

11.15am–12.45pm 27 November 2017

Climate Café: Can cartoons transform our attitudes to climate change?

Stuart McMillen is a Canberra based cartoonist who uses comics to throw light on environmental issues.

6.30–10.30pm 25 November 2017

ANU Medical School 10 Year Reunion

Renew friendships, reminisce about our student days and celebrate 10 years since the first class of doctors graduated from the ANU Medical School.

8am 20 November – 4pm 22 November 2017

Genome Engineering for Cancer Treatment - The Frank and Bobbie Fenner Conference

The Cutting Edge Science Symposium on Genome Engineering for Cancer Treatment will be held in Canberra 20-22 November 2017.

4.30–5.15pm 14 November 2017

JCSMR Director’s ‘Health through Discovery’ Public Lecture Series: Alzheimer’s Disease: Addressing a 21st Century Plague

Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases arguably represent the greatest challenge to the social fabric and health care systems of much of the modern world.

4.45–6.30pm 9 November 2017

Dispelling the Fog of War: Climate Change & International Security

Climate change will have ramifications well beyond crazy weather – it can affect national security amongst many other thing

4–6pm 8 November 2017

Postgraduate Information Evening

Come along to the Postgraduate Information Evening to learn all about the postgraduate science options at ANU

11am–12pm 31 October 2017

Joint Colleges of Science Equity and Diversity Seminar

Professor Richard Baker will present the next Joint Colleges of Science Equity and Diversity Seminar.

8am–1pm 30 October 2017

Energy Change Institute Open Day 2017

The Energy Change Institute Open Day showcases the latest energy research from ANU and provides a platform for exchanging ideas.

5–6.30pm 24 October 2017

Can the Paris Climate Agreement survive the Trump stress test?

Since the announcement that the US would pull out of the Paris Agreement, there have been mixed messages emerging from the US about its climate targets.

4.30–6.30pm 17 October 2017

Journeying to the centres of the planets

Dr Maynard-Casely will take us on a journey to get to know the planets of our solar system more intimately through understanding their varied and downright dangerous insides.

3.30–5.30pm 17 October 2017

A Green Future: What Does it Mean?

Green Growth: we all know we have got to do it but does anyone know how?

8–9.30am 10 October 2017

Internship applications and interview skills workshops

The Careers Centre will hold two workshops on internship applications and interview skills.

11am–12.30pm 5 October 2017

Population Health Research Project Information Session

Students interested in undertaking population health projects are invited to come along to this session.

9–10.30am 28 September 2017

Internship applications and interview skills workshops

The Careers Centre will hold two workshops on internship applications and interview skills.

6–7pm 21 September 2017

How old is the Sphinx? What the evidence reveals

Much debate surrounds the actual age of the Great Sphinx in Egypt. Dr Peter J. Riggs will explain new geophysical evidence which may help uncover its true age.

2–3.15pm 13 September 2017

Fire & Flames with Peter Wothers

Flashes, flames and bangs! This is what you can expect to see at Dr Wothers' lecture on the nature of combustion.

10–11.15am 13 September 2017

Fire & Flames with Peter Wothers

Flashes, flames and bangs! This is what you can expect to see at Dr Wothers' lecture on the nature of combustion.

6–7.30pm 12 September 2017

Adapting our cities to sea level rise: navigating the murky undercurrents

The imperative to adapt our coastal zones is becoming increasingly urgent, as global warming raises sea levels across the globe.

2–3.15pm 12 September 2017

Fire & Flames with Peter Wothers

Flashes, flames and bangs! This is what you can expect to see at Dr Wothers' lecture on the nature of combustion.

5.30–7pm 11 September 2017

Public Lecture: The Polythink Syndrome in Group Decision Making

Studies of group decision making have focused on the groupthink syndrome and its pathology and weaknesses.

2–3.15pm 11 September 2017

Fire & Flames with Peter Wothers

Flashes, flames and bangs! This is what you can expect to see at Dr Wothers' lecture on the nature of combustion.

10–11.15am 11 September 2017

Fire & Flames with Peter Wothers

Flashes, flames and bangs! This is what you can expect to see at Dr Wothers' lecture on the nature of combustion.

2–3.15pm 9 September 2017

Fire & Flames with Peter Wothers

Flashes, flames and bangs! This is what you can expect to see at Dr Wothers' lecture on the nature of combustion.

8–9.15pm 8 September 2017

Fire & Flames with Peter Wothers

Flashes, flames and bangs! This is what you can expect to see at Dr Wothers' lecture on the nature of combustion.

5.30–7.30pm 31 August 2017

Speed-networking for jobs night at UC.

Talk your way into a cool job and hookup with some of the most interesting companies in Canberra.

9am–4pm 26 August 2017

Science activities at ANU Open Day

Come and visit us at Open Day and get a taste of life as an ANU science student.

5–7pm 25 August 2017

2017 ANU Bachelor of Philosophy (PhB) Symposium

The ANU Bachelor of Philosophy (PhB) Symposium lets students themselves explain the rewards of the PhB degree.

5–7pm 24 August 2017

Biology Honours Information Evening

Third year Science students interested in doing Honours in biology in 2018 are encouraged to come along to this event to find out what is involved.

6–7.30pm 23 August 2017

Tracking Australia's greenhouse gas emissions: the science, challenges & opportunities

Rob Sturgiss from the Department of Environment and Energy, will discuss the latest science on greenhouse emission processes across Australia.

10am–12pm 22 August 2017

Gender equity in STEM information exchange

Following the Big Ideas Breakfast, join representatives from the Australian National University (ANU) for an information exchange session to hear about the work being undertaken to address inequities...

12–20 August 2017

National Science Week

National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology.

1–3pm 18 August 2017

Mathematics Market Day

Find out more about career options within the Mathematical Sciences, or Honours, Masters or PhD programs at the Mathematics Market Day.

5.30–7pm 17 August 2017

2017 Science Honours Information Evening

Current students are invited to attend an information evening outlining opportunities for further study and research within science, medicine & health at ANU.

5.30–7.30pm 15 August 2017

Australian satellites and where to find them

Professor Cairns received his PhD from the University of Sydney (Australia) in 1987

6–7.30pm 10 August 2017

What it means to be a scientist in today's world

Join climate scientist Dr Sophie Lewis to discuss what it means to be a scientist in this day and age, in this National Science Week event.

4.30–6.30pm 10 August 2017

JCSMR Research Student Information Night

Head along to this event to see how you could contribute to research in Cancer, Neuroscience, Genome Sciences or Immunology and Infectious Diseases.

4pm 9 August 2017

Centre for Philosophy of the Sciences Launch: Animal Bodies and Animal Minds

Join us at the launch of the new Centre for Philosophy of the Sciences with a public lecture presented by Professor Peter Godfrey-Smith.

4–6pm 1 August 2017

Global opportunities in India: the Infosys InStep Internship Program

ANU is partnering with Infosys, a global leader in consulting, technology, outsourcing and next generation services, for an internship program in India.

5.30–6.15pm 31 July 2017

The John Curtin Lecture: The promise of precision medicine in epilepsy

Join Professor Ingrid Scheffer from the University of Melbourne, as she delivers a John Curtin Lecture on the promise of precision medicine in epilepsy.

12.15–1.45pm 31 July 2017

Climate Café: How can the ACT continue to lead in building a zero emissions economy?

The ACT Government has set an ambitious target of achieving net zero emissions by 2050. What would a zero emissions future look like?

6.30–8.30pm 28 July 2017

Prizes, Awards & Scholarships Presentation

The annual Colleges of Science Prizes, Awards & Scholarships Presentation will be held on 28 July, 2017.

17–27 July 2017

Science Orientation Week 2017

The College of Science Induction sessions provide an opportunity for undergraduate students to meet and hear from First Year Conveners and later year students.

6–7.30pm 26 July 2017

The United States Energy Transition Public Lecture

The ANU Energy Change Institute is hosting a public lecture by the Director of the United States National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

6–7.30pm 18 July 2017

Climate Change: A global science update

This event will give an update on the latest climate science from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

5.30–7.30pm 29 June 2017

Book Launch: Chemistry in the Marketplace

We are inviting you to the launch of Chemistry in the Marketplace, a fascinating and at times amusing insight into the real world uses of chemicals

7–8pm 19 June 2017

Master of Public Health Webinar

Join Associate Professor Kathryn Glass and Associate Professor Chalapati Rao who will be able to answer any questions you have about studying public health.

10–11am 8 June 2017

Stories are my superpower

Authentic story-telling has the power to transform the lives of individuals, and to shift vast systems and stereotypes for the better.

5.30–7.30pm 6 June 2017

Cleaning up space junk with lasers

Dr Greene will introduce the Space Environment Research Centre (SERC)

9am–2pm 2 June 2017

Science Teaching and Learning Colloquium

Inclusive Teaching: Making it Happen - In this Colloquium a diverse group of specialists will suggest ways in which we can ensure we have inclusive learning environments in every classroom, in every...

5–8pm 30 May 2017

An evening on "Milgram, Obedience and Leadership"

Come and join us for the viewing of a new film "Shock Room" followed by a panel discussion.

5.30–6.15pm 29 May 2017

Comic Medical Science: Introducing Big Medical Research in the 1960s

The 1960s were a heady decade for ‘selling’ Big Science to global publics. Medical research was included in this global effort.

5pm 22 May – 4.45pm 25 May 2017

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

6–7pm 24 May 2017

Should the US leave the Paris Climate Agreement?

Two experts will discuss their views on which outcome would be better for the world, with some 'Hardtalk' questions followed by audience Q&A and drinks.

1.30pm 13 May – 7.30pm 22 May 2017

ANU is coming to Indonesia

ANU Science representatives will be visiting Indonesia to answer questions about studying at ANU and provide on-the-spot assessments for offers.

5–7am 15 May 2017

Postgraduate Information Evening

Attend our Postgraduate Information Evening to explore your postgraduate study options.

5–7pm 6 May 2017

ANU Science One-to-one session in Shanghai

ANU Science representatives will be in Shanghai on Saturday 6 May

9.30am–12.30pm 6 May 2017

Science in the Post-Truth Era - how can we still be heard?

In this workshop, we will touch on contemporary science communication theory through the use of practical examples and demonstrations.

3–5pm 30 April 2017

ANU Science One-to-one session in Kuala Kumpur

ANU Science representatives will be in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday 30 April

5–7pm 29 April 2017

ANU Science One-to-one session in Singapore

ANU Science representatives will be in Singapore on Saturday 29 April

5.30–7pm 26 April 2017

RSB public forum: big questions in biology: old drugs, new drugs and drug resistance

Three internationally-recognised researchers present their research on drug targets, drug-development and the development of drug resistance.

6–7pm 20 April 2017

Time Travel: what's the current status?

We are all familiar with the general concept of time travel from science fiction stories but is this concept coherent?

6–7.30pm 5 April 2017

The Age of Consequences

The Age of Consequences is a gripping documentary film investigating the impacts of climate change on increased resource scarcity, migration and conflict.

5.30–7.30pm 5 April 2017

Science Alumni & Friends Reception

For alumni and friends in Canberra and surrounding regions.

5.30–7.30pm 4 April 2017

Exploring the Milky Way

The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) will be the world’s next great radio telescope that will change our view of the universe and the galaxies within it.

1–4pm 28 March 2017

Meet an ANU Science Academic in Jakarta

ANU Science academics will be in Jakarta on Tuesday 28 March for one-on-one meetings with students interested in studying at ANU

4–5.45pm 27 March 2017

Alumni networking event in Indonesia

Come along to an alumni networking event and public lecture at the Australian Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia.

4.30–5.15pm 27 March 2017

Blood clotting and coagulation - Lessons learned from snakes, cows, leeches and bats

JCSMR Director’s ‘Health through Discovery’ Public Lecture Series 2017

9am–1pm 14 March 2017

ANU Science Society Careers Fair 2017

The Science Society ANU is hosting its first event of the year. They are bringing to you the Science Careers Fair.

8–10am 12 March 2017

ANU Science Representatives will be in Kuala Lumpur!

ANU Science representatives will be in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 March for one-on-one meetings with students interested in studying at ANU

8–9am 11 March 2017

ANU Science Representatives will be in Kuala Lumpur!

ANU Science representatives will be in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 March for one-on-one meetings with students interested in studying at ANU

10am–12pm 5 March 2017

ANU Science Representatives will be in Singapore Next week!

ANU Science representatives will be in Singapore on Sunday 5 March for one-on-one meetings with students interested in studying science at ANU

12–1pm 28 February 2017

Hot, hot, hot: Australia’s future extreme temperatures

In recent years, Australia has experienced unprecedented heat, including heatwaves and record-breaking hot days, months, seasons and years.

11am–12pm 16 February 2017

Hormones, pharmaceuticals and personal care products in Canberra sewage and the Molonglo/Murrumbidgee catchment

This seminar will discuss research highlights related to significant seasonal changes in EDC/PPCP loads and behaviour during sewage treatment.

5.30–6.30pm 15 February 2017

Does science support the claims of religion?

Public statements are regularly being made that science shows religious claims are true.

1–2.30pm 14 February 2017

Electricity subsidy reform in Indonesia: demand-side effects on electricity use

For years Indonesia's goverment has offered large subsedies for electricity consumption.

8am 9 February 2017

ACT Science and Engineering Challenge 2017

Give your students a day of building hovercrafts, bridges, earthquake-proof towers and catapults.

4.30–6.30pm 7 February 2017

Gravitational waves and spacetime

2016 saw the first ever detection of gravitational waves, 100 years after their initial theoretical prediction by Einstein and following 50 years of arduous experimental effort.

4–6pm 7 February 2017

Book Launch - Climate Change and the Health of Nations

You are invited to the launch of Tony McMichael’s last book, completed by Alistair Woodward and Cameron Muir, and published by Oxford University Press.

7–9pm 20 January 2017

Mulligans Flat Woodlands Twilight Tour

A night tour at Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary is a unique experience to step back in time and experience the Australian bush as it was 100 years ago.

9am–1pm 16 December 2016

ANU Canberra Advisory Day

ANU offers programs and courses in a wide range of academic areas.

11pm 11 December – 11pm 15 December 2016

2016 National Science and Engineering Summer School

ANU developed the first National Science and Engineering Summer School for Indigenous Students.

3.30–5pm 13 December 2016

Can Humans Survive Human Nature?

This seminar will discuss and interpret the extreme political polarisation on climate change in Anglosphere countries like Australia. 

12pm 8 December 2016

Enhanced systems for measuring and monitoring REDD+: opportunities to improve the accuracy of emission factor and activity data in Indonesia

The importance of accurate measurement of forest biomass in Indonesia has been growing since the climate change mitigation schemes

3.30–5am 7 December 2016

Waging chemical warfare on microorganisms: drugs & drug-resistance

Microbes such as bacteria and single-celled parasites are responsible for a wide range of human diseases.

5–7pm 6 December 2016

The Macaw Project documentary premiere

Join us for a special screening of the The Macaw Project, a documentary about Macaw conservation research filmed in the Peruvian tropical rainforest.

6.30pm 1 December – 8pm 3 December 2016

Australian Dance Party: Nervous

What are we nervous about?

3.30–5am 1 December 2016

Science and Innovation in Africa

Discover how ANU researchers are working with partners in Africa to equip them with the skills needed to eradicate disease and foster science innovation in their communities.

4.30–6pm 29 November 2016

The Carbon War - a dispatch from the front lines

Energy in society can be thought of as being in a state of global civil war, with a light side and a dark side and many sideless people caught in the crossfire.

3.30–5.30pm 28 November 2016

Postgraduate Information Evening

Whether you are an experienced professional looking for a career change, or you just finished your degree and are thinking about further study, we have the following opportunities for you to engage...

9–10.30am 26 November 2016

Mt Stromlo Observatory Site Tour

Take a walking tour of the Mount Stromlo Observatory and learn about one of Canberra’s oldest sites.

5–6pm 24 November 2016

Seeing the distant, the dusty and the dark: How the new James Webb Space Telescope will help reveal the origins of our universe, our galaxy, and our world

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is a successor to the successful Hubble Space Telescope and is yet very different.

11.30am 10 April – 10.30am 13 November 2016

C4 Photosynthesis: past, present and future

To celebrate this occasion the ARC Centre of Excellence for Translational Photosynthesis is  holding a special Conference entitled “C4 Photosynthesis: past, present and future” in Canberra from 10 to...

11am–12pm 10 November 2016

Facebook chat session: studying science at ANU

Have all your questions about studying science at ANU answered

6am 8 November 2016

Mars the live experience

Exploration has always been a defining feature of what it means to be Human.

8.15am–12.30pm 2 November 2016

Science Teaching and Learning Colloquium

Keynote: Assessment of STEM students – Time for a change

7pm 31 October – 1am 2 November 2016

15th National Conference on Emerging Researchers in Ageing

The 2016 ERA conference will be hosted by the Centre for Research on Ageing, Health & Wellbeing (CRAHW) located in the Research School of Population Health at the Australian National University...

11pm 31 October 2016

Tell us what you want from your university degree

We want to know what you want out of your undergraduate degree. Take our 20 minute survey.

4.30–5.15pm 31 October 2016

JCSMR Director’s ‘Health through Discovery’ Public Lecture Series: Shining Light on Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) affects over 23,000 Australian adults.

11.30am 31 October 2016

Unravelling the mysteries of bats: from bioacoustics to behavioural ecology

Bats are fascinating creatures and offer scientists a variety of opportunities for study.

10–11am 25 October 2016

Science gender equity seminar

The seminar will cover the suite of gender equality initiatives that have been implemented at the WEHI.

4.30–6pm 20 October 2016

The Importance of Innovation to Global Clean Energy Deployment - past and future

The revolution in clean energy systems reflects steady yet dramatic progress in clean energy innovation.

5.30–7.30am 8 October 2016

Mt. Stromlo Public Astronomy Night

Mount Stromlo Observatory in conjunction with the Canberra Astronomical Society invite the Canberra community to attend our public observing nights of 2016.

3am 23 September 2016

Honours opportunities in plant science and translational photosynthesis

Are you looking for an exciting Honours project that might just change the world?

4.30–5.30pm 22 September 2016

Let the quantum be!

What is the 'quantum'? Is nature fundamentally uncertain? Can a cat in a box be both alive and dead at the same time?

9–10pm 21 September 2016

Supporting disaster risk reduction programs in the Philippines with geospatial analysis

Between 2008 and 2015, Geoscience Australia partnered with science and technical agencies in the Government of the Philippines to enhance their capacity to inform better disaster risk reduction.

10.15–11.45pm 19 September 2016

Climate Café: Art, Climate Change and Dangerous Ideas

If climate change is one of the greatest threats facing global populations today, why do we treat it as an abstract and ambiguous concept?

11am 15 September – 2pm 16 September 2016

Advancing energy sustainability by governance leadership in artificial photosynthesis

The workshop will run from 11am on Thursday 15 September to 2pm on Friday 16 September 2016 at University House.

10–11.30pm 14 September 2016

EU Climate Diplomacy week: Innovation and the Economics of Climate Action

Sustainable economic growth means that countries must shift their production to "green products" that will drastically reduce environmental damage.

7pm 5 September – 2.15am 6 September 2016

Professor Peter Hall workshop

The Mathematical Sciences Institute (MSI) and the Research School of Finance, Actuarial Studies and Statistics (RSFAS) at The Australian National University (ANU) are organising a one day workshop to...

1.30–3.30am 3 September 2016

The challenge of social cohesion

The ANU Research School of Psychology Annual Lecture showcases the significant impact of Psychology on community and social issues.

9pm 2 September 2016

ANU psychology 65th anniversary ball

The ANU Psychology 65th Anniversary Ball will be held at the National Museum of Australia on September 2 from 7:00pm. Save this date!

3–4.30am 1 September 2016

Research Student Information Night at JCSMR

Are you interested in studying at The John Curtin School of Medical Research?

11pm 30 August – 12am 31 August 2016

CMBE gender equity seminar: challenging the culture in science

Professor Separovic will give a personal account of how she navigated a career in a male dominated field, the set backs and the rewards, and why the culture of science needs to be less challenging...

3.30am 30 August 2016

Tissue donors play integral role in medical innovation

Innovation is the word of the year for University Researchers, and medical research is at the forefront of the drive to discover new aspects of human biology and develop new clinical treatments.

3.30–5am 24 August 2016

Big questions in biology: Australia’s biodiversity, its past, present and future

In this discussion forum, four internationally recognised researchers will present their own research on different aspects of Australian biodiversity.

12.30pm 19 August 2016

The league of remarkable women in Australian science

Did you know that all around Australia, there are remarkable women in science investigating dark matter, studying volcanoes, discovering new species of spiders, building better solar panels or making...

3–5am 19 August 2016

Optiver information session

Are you a passionate IT, engineering, computer science, actuarial studies, maths and science student?

9.30pm 16 August – 12am 17 August 2016

2016 Physics Project Market Day

As part of science week 2016 Physics ANU presents 'Physics Project Market Day'.

11am 12 August 2016

Is This How You Feel?

Researchers included in the project include high profile climate scientists such as Andy Pitman, Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science, and Climate Council members Will...

11am 12 August 2016

Bio-Bounce, the biggest and bounciest plant cell

Come on a journey through Bio-Bounce, the world’s biggest and bounciest plant cell. Participate in hands-on activities and learn about the inner workings of a plant cell.

11am 12 August 2016

Always look at the bright side of plants

Join us to discover the unique signature of plants, extract some plant DNA, and see photosynthesis in action.

3.30–5am 12 August 2016

Honours Information Evening for Science, Medicine & Health students

Current undergraduate Science, Medicine and Health students are invited to attend an information evening outlining opportunities for further study and research within the ANU College of Medicine,...

3.15am 11 August 2016

Moving backwards into the future - the new age of infectious diseases

Professor Frank Bowden, Infectious Diseases Expert, ANU Medical School, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT

10.15–11.45pm 25 July 2016

Climate Café: Soil Carbon - the silver bullet?

More carbon is stored in soil than in the atmosphere and vegetation combined, making its management critical for climate change mitigation and adaptation.

3.30–5am 21 July 2016

Degrees for High Achievers Roadshow - Brisbane

ANU staff and students will be in Brisbane on Wednesday 20 July to talk to you about our undergraduate research degrees and advanced degrees.

2–3am 8 July 2016

Solar energy R&D and Materials by Design

Meeting our future global energy needs in an environmentally responsible way is one of the greatest challenges of the twenty first century.

7pm 5 July – 2.30am 6 July 2016

EMBL Australia Showcase 2016

Hear how European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) Australia researchers are contributing to Australia’s research output. This is a great opportunity for early career researchers to come and hear...

11pm 30 June – 12am 1 July 2016

Learning from agri-environment schemes in Australia - a book launch

Learning from agri-environment schemes in Australia is a book about the birds and the beef

2–3am 30 June 2016

Modeling the action of complex biological systems on a molecular level

Despite the enormous advances in structural studies of biological systems we are frequently left without a clear structure function correlation and cannot fully describe how different systems...

3.30–4.15am 28 June 2016

Presentation of The Curtin Medal for Excellence in Medical Research

Awarded to: Professor Doug Hilton, Director, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

4–8am 25 June 2016

Melbourne Alumni & Friends Event: Great Forests National Park

Did you know that just 90 minutes east of Melbourne lives the world's tallest flowering trees and wildlife found nowhere else on our planet?

7pm 24 June – 3am 25 June 2016

Faculty Flash

Thirty accomplished scientists from the Research School of Biology will be telling us about their research in a day-long symposium of short 8-minute flash talks.

4am 22 June 2016

Climate change policy neglected in election campaign

Climate change policy experts from The Australian National University (ANU) will discuss why climate and energy policy have been absent in the election campaign so far, and what this means for...

11pm 16 June – 12am 17 June 2016

A Day at the Pole: A History of Antarctic Tourism

This seminar presents the findings of my PhD research on Antarctic tourism—how it emerged and what it reveals about our relationship with the frozen continent.

8–9.30pm 15 June 2016

Minding Our Own Business

Our brains change as we age. This is natural. We might slow down, but our ability to think, reason, plan, learn and remember is essential to our overall health. We need to do all we can to support...

3.30–4.45am 9 June 2016

US Climate Policy: What happens when Obama's gone?

Through strong use of his executive powers, President Barack Obama has repositioned the US as a global leader in the fight against climate change.

3.30–5.30am 7 June 2016

Degrees for High Achievers Roadshow - Sydney

Come along to the Degrees for High Achievers Roadshow in Sydney to hear more about our Undergraduate Research Degrees for intellectually curious and driven students who want to study at the highest...

7pm 2 June – 12am 3 June 2016

What is Dr Oliver’s secret?

As Deputy Director of the UNSW Australian Centre for Astrobiology, and member of the Australian Academy of Science’s National Committee for Space and Radio Science, Dr. Carol Oliver has received more...

3.30–4.15am 31 May 2016

The JCSMR Director's Public Lecture Series

The recent 5th edition of the American Psychiatric Associations Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (APA, 2013) highlighted the distinctiveness of the obsessive-compulsive spectrum...

10.15–11.45pm 30 May 2016

Climate Café: Why Do International Environmental Agreements Succeed or Fail?

In this Climate Café, Luke Kemp will present a framework for analysing international environmental agreements.

29 May 2016

We're coming to Hong Kong

ANU science representative, Penny Calvert, will be in Hong Kong in May. Come along to a one-on-one session with Penny to find out about your study options at Australia's leading university or...

4–6am 25 May 2016

We're coming to Malaysia

ANU science representative, Penny Calvert, will be in Kuala Lumpur in May. Come along to a one-on-one session with Penny to find out about your study options at Australia's leading university.

2–5am 24 May 2016

Postgraduate Information Evening

Advance your career with a postgraduate qualification from Australia's leading university.

12–3am 22 May 2016

We're coming to Singapore

ANU science representative, Penny Calvert, will be in Singapore in May. Come along to a one-on-one session with Penny to find out about your study options at Australia's leading university.

3.30–5.30am 14 May 2016

Degrees for High Achievers Roadshow - Perth

Come along to the Degrees for High Achievers Roadshow in Perth to hear more about our Undergraduate Research Degrees for intellectually curious and driven students who want to study at the highest...

3.30–5.30am 10 May 2016

Degrees for High Achievers Roadshow - Melbourne

Come along to the Degrees for High Achievers Roadshow in Melbourne to hear more about our Undergraduate Research Degrees for intellectually curious and driven students who want to study at the...

4–5.15am 6 May 2016

Gravitational Waves and Einstein: Explaining the binary black hole system discovery event by LIGO

On the 14th of September last year, the two giant detectors of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) in the United States intercepted the gravitational wave signal from a...

3.15–4.30am 6 May 2016

Renewables in the Post COP21 Era - A Global Perspective

The global deployment and rapid cost declines of renewable energy sources may have facilitated climate change negotiations, by showing governments that reducing carbon emissions may not be as costly...

7pm 5 May – 2.30am 6 May 2016

Cardiovascular Health Research Symposium

The Heart Foundation, ACT Division will host the second annual Cardiovascular Health Research Symposium to showcase local research on a range of topics pertaining to cardiovascular health.

10.30pm 3 May – 12am 4 May 2016

Energy conversations: Integrating renewables and energy storage into the grid

A panel of energy researchers will give their perspectives on how renewables and storage can be integrated into the grid, followed by a Q&A session and informal discussion over lunch.  

1.30am 23 April 2016

Fatal falls and broken bones: an anthropological analysis of skeletal trauma using post-mortem computed tomography

Falls are the second leading cause of unintentional injury and death globally.

4.15–5.45am 22 April 2016

A Global Perspective on the Signing of the Paris Climate Agreement

Join us to celebrate the signing of the historic Paris Climate Agreement, which will be taking place in New York on 22 April.

4am 13 April 2016

The evolution of C4 Photosynthesis

Discovered 50 years ago in Australia, C4 Photosynthesis is one of the most efficient ways plants transform sunlight into food.

7pm 9 April – 3am 11 April 2016

Close the Gap conference

The ANU Rural Medical Society is proud to present the 2016 Close the Gap Conference. The conference involves two days of inspirational speakers, challenging workshops, and the opportunity to network...

9–10pm 9 April 2016

The Historian and the Astronomer

Mount Stromlo has a captivating history and more than a century of astronomical excellence.

1–2am 8 April 2016

Lindsay Pryor Walk guided tour

Celebrate the reinvigoration of the Lindsay Pryor Walk by joining a guided tour with the Research School of Biology’s Dr Matthew Brookhouse and the ANU Arborist Melinda Walker.

12–1am 8 April 2016

High-throughput screening as a discovery-based research tool for investigating human diseases

This special seminar by the Department of Cancer Biology and Therapeutics will be presenting the following two speakers...

11pm 7 April – 12am 8 April 2016

Australia’s climate extremes: climate change or complete hogwash?

In recent years, Australia has experienced record drought, flooding, bushfires and heatwaves. Recent extremes triggered controversy about whether these events are linked to climate change.

3.30am 6 April 2016

Unlocking the secrets within using light—from wine to embryos

Hosted by the Australian Academy of Science

10.30–11.30pm 22 March 2016

Unhealthy commodity producers and health governance: policy implications of strategic and structural links

Presented by ANU College of Asia & the Pacific

10–11.30pm 21 March 2016

How robust is species detection using environmental DNA?

Answers to some of the most important questions in wildlife science, conservation and management require reliable data on species’ presence, abundance, and distribution.

2am 17 March 2016

Deformations of the Earth

The study of the dynamics of the Earth is complex. Its interior is obscured and we are faced with an inverse problem in which, from observations taken on the surface inferences are drawn about the...

8pm 15 March – 12am 16 March 2016

Science Careers Fair

Employers want you! With an ever-increasing demand for a science trained workforce, you may just meet your future employer.

4.15–5.45am 11 March 2016

The Paris Climate Agreement in perspective: a student forum

The Paris Climate Talks culminated in universal acceptance of a UN agreement to limit global warming to below 2°C for the first time ever.

2–3am 11 March 2016

A scientific approach to teaching science and engineering

Guided by experimental tests of theory and practice, science and engineering have advanced rapidly in the past 500 years.

4–5.30am 9 March 2016

An evening with Alan Alda: Getting beyond a blind date with science

Alan Alda, actor, writer, and science advocate will share his passion for science communication in an exclusive one night only event at ANU.

5.15–7pm 8 March 2016

International Women's Day Breakfast @ JCSMR

You are warmly invited to celebrate International Women's Day with breakfast at The John Curtin School of Medical Research, ANU

4am 4 March 2016

Book launch - Climate, Fire and Human Evolution

Join us for the launch of Dr Andrew Glikson's and Professor Colin Groves' latest book Climate, Fire and Human Evolution: The Deep Time Dimensions of the Anthropocene. 

4–5.45am 3 March 2016

The future of physical science

Physical science has produced some amazing discoveries over the last hundred years.

3.30–5am 1 March 2016

Rare diseases - resilience and rosetta stones

Co-Director, Centre for Personalised Immunology, The John Curtin School of Medical Research, ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment.

8–9pm 29 February 2016

Rare disease day morning tea

The Australian Phenomics Facility and The Centre for Personalised Immunology invite you to attend Morning tea in the JCSMR Foyer, Monday 29 February from 10-11am.

1.30–3.30am 23 February 2016

Creating Energy Efficient Cities in Switzerland and Australia

A panel of experts from Switzerland and Australia will discuss, compare and contrast opportunities for energy innovation across various urban centres.

8pm 17 February 2016

Academic Advice Sessions

You’ve decided to accept your offer – now comes the fun part.

7pm 11 February – 3am 13 February 2016

Gender, science and wonder

How do science and technology make us wonder? And how do gendered understandings figure into our wonderings?

7pm 8 February – 3am 13 February 2016

Instagram competition: O-Week 2016

O-Week 2016! We want to know what you’re getting up to, so we are running a competition on Instagram. All you need to do is:

8–10.30pm 9 February 2016

First year science student induction sessions

If you are a first year science student at ANU, make sure you attend on of your induction sessions.

9–10pm 9 February 2016

The story of single molecules, from early spectroscopy in solids, to super-resolution nanoscopy in cells and beyond

RSPE Director's Distinguished Lecture with Nobel Laureate W E Moerner

10.30–11.30pm 6 January 2016

Using sound to explain scientific data

Sonification can been concisely defined as the use of nonspeeech audio to convey information. It is usually described as the auditory equivalent of scientific visualisation, although there are...