Tag: origin of life

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    Ideas Whose Time Has Come: from Cosmology to Cancer

    When: at 6:30pm

    Where: Freemasons Main Hall

    Speakers: Paul Davies

    From dark energy to the Higgs boson, from cancer folklore to synthetic biology: great ideas often languish in obscurity until, decades later, they burst into relevance. World-renowned physicist, best-selling author, and 2013 Adelaide Festival of Ideas dedicatee, Professor Paul Davies, shares some of the more exciting and significant examples that revolutionising science today, and asks: “what else lies in the dusty storehouse of human ideas that may yet transform our future”? In this enlightening presentation, he traverses the spaces between cosmology, computation and information theory, and cell biology to propose a unique view on the way cancer could be understood and ultimately treated. Following the talk, Prof Davies engages in fascinating conversation with Phillip Adams. Introduction to the session by Robert Phiddian, Chair of the AFOI Advisory Committee.

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    Communications collections and cultures

    When: at 12:45PM

    Where: Bonython Hall

    Speakers: Paul Davies, Rebecca Evans, Prof John Long, Dr Paul Willis

    Cultural institutions such as museums and galleries are both repositories and exhibitors of our cultural heritage. They are also hotbeds of active research and immensely popular attractions. But how should they operate in a future with changing cultural and economic values? How will our institutions be valued by the next generation, steeped in digital experience?

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