News in Brief
Young Investigators share their work
The finalists in the Young Investigator Awards for 2007 will present their research into women's and children's health to the public and a panel of media judges from 6.00pm-9.00pm Wednesday 31 October at the Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace, Adelaide.
Entry is free but bookings are essential. Call (08) 8161 6173 or visit the website for more information: http://yia.cywhs.sa.gov.au
Research awards have impact
Adelaide Research & Innovation Pty Ltd is offering $35,000 prize money in four separate awards to researchers who can demonstrate successful commercial partnerships with industry on projects that are making an impact on the community, the State and around the world.
The awards ceremony for the Impact Awards will be a black tie (or red tie!) event which includes a three-course dinner and drinks, to be held at the home of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, 91 Hindley Street, Adelaide at 7.00pm Thursday 11 October. Cost: $50 per ticket or $380 for a table of eight. RSVP by Friday 5 October to secure your seat.
Feel the Force of Star Wars - the concert
Star Wars, the latest concert featuring the award-winning Elder Conservatorium Wind Orchestra, will be held at 6.30pm on Saturday 13 October in Elder Hall; with works by Percy Grainger, Matthew Taylor and Christopher Marshall, and the Star Wars theme composed by John Williams.
Concert tickets are $25 adult/$20 concession/$14 student, available from BASS or dial'n'charge 131 246 or at the door. Special price for students under 12 years of age: $10.
Physics lecture weighs in on gravity
Professor Fred Watson, Astronomer-in-Charge of the Anglo-Australian Observatory, will give a free public lecture at the University of Adelaide, "What's happening to gravity?", as part of the Australian Institute of Physics lecture series.
All are welcome to the lecture, to be held in the Kerr Grant Lecture Theatre, Physics Building, North Terrace Campus, University of Adelaide at 7.30pm Monday 15 October. Note: punctuality is expected. Entry into the building may not be possible after 7.30pm.