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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.

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2019 Events

12 February, 5:30pm

Paw Things

Doggos. Kitters. Fur babies. Floofers. Increased pet ownership in the modern world is altering our hearts and dictionaries. But are we caring for our four-legged companions well enough? And should we be improving the systems through which they care for us?

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12 March, 5:30pm

Type: Writer

If language is humanity’s greatest achievement, writers are surely our flag bearers—telling our stories, opening our eyes and bringing joy to our lives. But with so much of a writer’s professional activity happening far from public view, it remains a path shrouded in mystery.

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9 April, 5:30pm

What's the Buzz

Yes, we’re in a ‘bee crisis’—just not entirely as you know it. For years we’ve heard of the global honey bee industry’s massive losses due to colony collapse disorder. But here in Australia we’re also home to around 2,000 unique native bee species facing less-publicised challenges of their own.

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14 May, 5:30pm

Kaurna language movement and indigenous relics

A special reconciliation week event.

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11 June, 5:30pm

Fuelling our future

An interdisciplinary discussion about alternative sources of energy, now and in the future.

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9 July, 5:30pm

Quantum of promise

Unlikely as it sounds, quantum physics is as much a part of our daily lives as a morning coffee.

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2018 Events

13 February, 5:30pm

Where The Wild Things Were

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.

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13 March, 5:30pm

Machines Rising

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.

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10 April, 5:30pm

Engineering Champions

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.

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8 May, 5:30pm

First Ferment

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.

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12 June, 5:30pm

Homeground Disadvantage

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.

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10 July, 5:30pm

Thought for food

Food and wine is big business in South Australia. We account for 80% of Australia’s premium wine exports and over half our state’s exports are agricultural products. Couple this with exceptional quality and it’s no surprise our produce is world-renowned.

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9 October, 5:30pm

An Apple a Day

Every day, we make a raft of minor choices—about our diet, product use and lifestyle—that over time have a major impact on our wellbeing.

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2017 Events


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