The Nobel Prize in Physics 2016 – What is strange about strange forms of matter?

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2016 – What is strange about strange forms of matter?

“This colloquium will introduce the basic concepts behind this year’s Nobel Prize, and explain why it is important for current research. It aims to be accessible for undergraduate physics students.”

Experimental metaphysics and the nature of reality

Experimental metaphysics and the nature of reality

“In this talk I will give an overview of some of the foundational questions which are central to our understanding of quantum mechanics. These include the infamous measurement problem, as well as the role of reality, causality and uncertainty in quantum mechanics.”

Could There be Life Elsewhere in the Solar System or Galaxy?

Could There be Life Elsewhere in the Solar System or Galaxy?

“In this talk I will review recent research into the origin of life on Earth, which will help us to understand whether it is likely that there could be life elsewhere in our solar system, and in the galaxy.”

MOGLabs and research commercialisation: an Australian academic perspective

MOGLabs and research commercialisation: an Australian academic perspective

I will present a very limited perspective on translating lab research to the marketplace, reflecting on the trials and tribulations but also on the rewards, and on what might be done to foster more translation within the Australian context.