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November 2010 Issue
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Quantum Leaps: From subatomic to celestial: exploring the great discoveries and mysteries of the physical universe

In 1911 physicist Ernest Rutherford made the remarkable discovery that the atom was not the base component of matter, but contained mainly empty space with electrons orbiting a tiny nucleus.

Since then, our physics knowledge has exploded. The components of the atomic nucleus have been identified. Three of four forces that influence them have been explained. And we've uncovered the laws of quantum mechanics governing the interaction of energy and matter.

Yet physicists agree this will pale in comparison with discoveries still to come, involving phenomena not seen since the Big Bang.

In this captivating presentation, the University of Adelaide's Professor Anthony Thomas will discuss the journey so far and explore the most exciting questions now being tackled by his team.

WHEN: 5.30-6.30pm Tuesday 9 November
WHERE: Lecture Theatre 102, Napier Building, North Terrace Campus
Register online: or call: 08 8303 3692

MBA Alumni Association (MBAAA) - networking breakfast

When: From 7.30am onwards, Wednesday 3 November (first Wednesday of every month)
When: East Terrace Continental Café, 6 East Terrace, Adelaide

The MBAAA Executive Committee welcomes contact from MBA alumni and current students. If you are interstate or overseas and are interested in coordinating or participating in networking gatherings with MBA alumni colleagues living in the same city, contact the Executive Committee on:

Thinking Critically About Sustainable Energy - Demand Side Management

Part of a public seminar series organised by the Centre for Energy Technology in conjunction with the Royal Institution of Australia.

For more info email: or visit:

When: 6.00pm Wednesday 3 November
Where: The Science Exchange, 55 Exchange Place, Adelaide
Cost: Free, but bookings essential

Sylvia Chan Memorial Public Lecture

Wither China's Democracy? Political Development in the Hu Jintao Era by Professor Joseph Cheng (City University of Hong Kong). Presented by the Confucius Institute and the Centre for Asian Studies at the University of Adelaide.

When: 6.00pm Thursday 4 November
Where: Lecture Theatre 102, Napier Building, North Terrace Campus
Cost: Free - but registration is essential
RSVP: to Asa Hogben on 08 8303 4798 or email:

Cultural Illumination - Artist Talk

Artist Joe Felber will discuss his work on display in the foyer of the Barr Smith Library, Eleven Blackboards and Rêve Idèle Atlas. Presented by Art & Heritage Collections at the University of Adelaide.

When: artist talk: 1.00pm Friday 5 November exhibition: on now until Sunday 7 November during library opening hours
Where: Foyer, Level Three, Barr Smith Library, North Terrace Campus
Cost: Free
RSVP: please call 08 8303 3086 or email:

Lunchtimes at Elder Hall

Adelaide's favourite lunchtime series of music concerts concludes its 2010 season, with performances from the Adelaide Chamber Players and violinist Natsuko Yoshimoto, and the Beta Sigma Phi Awards, featuring rising stars from the Elder Conservatorium of Music.

When: 1.10pm Friday 5 November and Friday 12 November
Where: Elder Hall, North Terrace Campus
Cost: Tickets $7, available at the door from 12.30pm on the day of the concert

Wine @ Fridays Uncorked

Celebrate the end of the week and enjoy a selection of sparklings, white and red wines. Make your way through the list and try something new or purchase a tasting flight, which includes a selection of wines.

For a true wine experience, "Meet the Maker" and enjoy a guided tasting of their wines. Sponsored by SC Pannell (5 November) and Grant Burge (19 November).

When: 4.30pm Friday 5 November and Friday 19 November (Meet the Maker starts at 5.00pm)
Where: National Wine Centre of Australia, corner of Hackney and Botanic Roads, Adelaide
Cost: free entry. Meet the Maker: $15 - bookings essential
To book: call 08 8303 3355 or email:

Evenings at Elder Hall - Concert 5

The World of Maria Callas - an Opera Gala, jointly presented by the Greek Orthodox Community of South Australia and the Elder Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra as part of the Odyssey Cultural Festival.

An evening of much-loved operatic numbers from Madama Butterfly, Carmen, Così fan tutte and including Nessun Dorma, one of the world's most beloved arias.

When: 6.30pm Saturday 6 November
Where: Elder Hall, North Terrace Campus
Cost: $25 adult, $20 concession: $15 student. For a special Family Ticket deal, contact Elder Hall Manager Claire Oremland.
To book: call 08 8303 5925 or email:

Centre for Automotive Safety Research - free seminar series

Impact testing - how it's used by Andrew van den Berg and Giulio Ponte.

When: 4.00pm Wednesday 24 November
Where: Art Gallery Auditorium, Art Gallery of South Australia, North Terrace, Adelaide
Cost: Free
RSVP: Please register your attendance with Leonie Witter on 08 8303 4114 or email:

Friends of the University of Adelaide Library

Associate Professor David Paton: At the End of the River: The Coorong and Lower Lakes.

When: 6.00pm for 6.30pm Thursday 25 November
Where: Ira Raymond Exhibition Room, Barr Smith Library, North Terrace Campus
Cost: Free and open to all - gold coin donation invited
To book: by Tuesday 23 November, call 08 8303 4064 or email:

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