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UTS Science in Focus: Diamonds, maths and blue-green algae

We've changed the format of our UTS Science in Focus talks to make them more inspiring and engaging for you!

We've locked in three prolific UTS science researchers who will talk to you about three interesting and exciting science topics that you may not have thought of or known about before.

Dr Igor Aharonovich, Professor Louise Ryan and Dr Rachael Dunlop talk about nanodiamonds, the beauty of mathematics and blue-green algae in 20 minute bursts.

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Portrait of Dr Igor AharonovichDr Igor Aharonovich
Diamonds – the most precious scientific gem
Nanodiamonds are tiny diamond crystals million times smaller than a grain of rice. They offer fascinating possibilities in the space of physical and biological sciences.

Portrait of Professor Louise RyanProfessor Louise Ryan
The beauty of mathematics
Mathematics is a universal part of human culture. It helps us to recognise patterns and understand the world around us. Mathematics plays a vital and often unseen role in many aspects of modern life, such as making purchases, choosing insurance or health plans, and planning for retirement.

Portrait of Dr Rachael DunlopDr Rachael Dunlop
A tale of blue green algae, attacking birds, Hollywood and neurodegeneration
Despite being a rare condition, motor neurone disease (MND) has a relatively high profile owing to famous sufferers such as Professor Stephen Hawking. Yet, in over 90% of cases, we don’t know what causes MND and there is no cure.

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N/B: This event format has changed. UTS Science in Focus will provide nibbles and soft drinks post lecture.


26 June 2014
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
6:00 PM talks commence. Post lecture drinks from 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM


All welcome


City - BroadwayCB06 The Guthrie Theatre - Peter Johnson Building, Building 6

Level 3, Room 28, 702-730 Harris St Ultimo (Map)





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