Events for the curious
Our researchers are driven by the desire to understand. They work to uncover new knowledge and shed light on the world’s biggest challenges.
From tackling Meningococcal B to finding energy solutions for the future, our discoveries make a difference to people’s lives across the world.
At Research Tuesdays we share this knowledge, every month.
If you’re curious about the changing world, we invite you to join us. Our doors open every month.
February 13, 5.30pm
Hidden away in SA’s South East is a national, and global, treasure. The World Heritage-listed Naracoorte Caves house tens of thousands of beautifully preserved fossils, and paint a remarkably vivid picture of life during the last 500,000 years.
March 13, 5.30pm
For some, it’s a source of boundless possibility; for others, fear and anxiety. Whichever view you lean towards, however, machine learning is a reality. All over the world, technology is performing complex tasks, ‘learning’ from the outcomes, and improving its future performance accordingly.
April 10, 5.30pm
Since the Australian Institute of Sport’s (AIS) establishment in 1981, sports science and technology have become increasingly important contributors to elite sport in this country. Engineers and scientists now analyse the majority of sports to exploit every possible performance gain.
May 8, 5.30pm
We’ve all heard stories of rum-soaked misadventure in Australia’s early colonial past. But fermented drinks, and food, were consumed on this land long before the First Fleet’s arrival, let alone our current love affair with kimchi and kombucha.
June 12, 5.30pm
The commentators agree: Australia has a big problem when it comes to housing affordability. By 2025, as many as 1.7 million Australian households will not have the capacity to pursue home ownership, or rent without government assistance.