World space forum and free public lecture

Friday, 19 July 2002

What impact does "space weather" have on Earth's climate, environment and technology? How can space weather be forecast, and what are the properties of the "space environment"?

Some of the world's leading space scientists will be asking - and trying to answer - those questions and more at the World Space Environment Forum to be held at the University of Adelaide (Monday to Thursday, July 22-25).

The event is organised by the University's National Institute of Theoretical Physics, which is one of three Centres of Excellence of the World Institute for Space Environment Research (WISER). As a Centre of Excellence, Adelaide physicists have responsibility for coordinating research and training activities in the Asia-Pacific Region.

Participants in the Forum include some of the top minds from around Australia as well as the US, Brazil, Chile, Russia, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Austria, Czech Republic, India, Japan, China, Taiwan, South Africa and the UK.

A highlight of the Forum will be a free public presentation by a number of international and local scientists on cutting-edge space environment research.

WHERE: Union Theatre
University of Adelaide
North Terrace Campus

WHEN: 7.30pm, Wednesday, July 24

Speakers will include:

  • Dr Paul Bellaire, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Virginia, USA
  • Professor Yohsuke Kamide, Director of STELAB, Nagoya University, Japan
  • Professor Abraham Chian, Director of WISER, University of Adelaide

For more information on the Forum, speakers and topics, visit:


Contact Details

Professor Tony Thomas
The University of Adelaide
Business: +61 8 8313 3547