Symposium: Science and the Public Good
Rarely has science been so much in the news. The value of scientific knowledge has been amply illustrated as we seek to understand and control a highly infectious virus. But science is not only about pandemics. In Australia it underpins our capacity to live relatively healthy, prosperous and secure lives.
Australia has a deep reservoir of talent in our sciences, built up over many years. It is that talent on display when we choose how to manage the present pandemic, how to manage the transition to renewable energy, and how to provide first-rate health care. The list goes on, but the message is simple: we will all need science as we manage our way through the predictable and unpredictable events in the years ahead.
Join us at the Australian Academy of Science’s annual symposium in August 2021 as we explore the value of science to everyone. At ‘Science and the Public Good’, speakers will help us to explore the critical importance of studying mathematics, chemistry, biology and physics, and how this fundamental knowledge is essential to scientific advances.
‘Science and the Public Good’ will be livestreamed around the world from the iconic Shine Dome in Canberra. Hear from distinguished scientists from across Australia as they talk about their own work, and the importance of the broader disciplines. You are invited to join us, from anywhere across the globe, to participate in this thought-provoking event.