Be enthralled as five brilliant young scientists tell cutting-edge stories of their work. From astrophysics to animal rescue; new ways to fight old...

New Horizons: ABC's Ockham's Razor - LIVE!

Location:

Level 6 Terrace Entrance (Circular Quay West Side)
2000 NSW
Australia

Venue:
Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia
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Be enthralled as five brilliant young scientists tell cutting-edge stories of their work.

From astrophysics to animal rescue; new ways to fight old diseases; and exploring sunken treasures – it’s real science told by real scientists with no notes, no slides. Just great stories. It’s all part of Ockham’s Razor – the ABC podcast for anyone with a compelling story of science. And it’s live at Vivid Sydney for the first time, with ABC Science presenter Bernie Hobbs as MC.

Trashy mags are full of stories about love among the stars. But astrophysicist Devika Kamath has discovered what happens when real stars hook-up – and is rewriting the astronomy textbooks as a result!

Adrianne Jenner never guessed that her obsession with maths would help turn viruses into cancer-fighting weapons, but her PhD is putting a little ninja into the disease equation. And you’ve probably heard about another deadly disease – silicosis – that’s killing our tradies. But if you thought silicosis is the new mesothelioma, Kate Cole has shocking news for you.

Have poachers and organised crime met their match in animal coroner Lydia Tong and her team? They're using a surprising mix of science to help stop the traffic, and save precious lives.

Exploring the Titanic in a submersible may not save lives, but maritime archaeologist Emily Jateff’s work is an adventure that’s always telling us more about who we are, and who we have been.

Listen to their stories, and you’ll feel the hope and awe that curiosity creates.

Check out more events in The New Horizons Series program

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