|National Science Quiz is a Big Success
ACEMS was proud to be a driving force in the creation of Australia's first-ever National Science Quiz.
ABC TV host Charlie Pickering led a panel of experts made up of:
- Musician, writer, actor & radio host Red Symons
- Author, science journalist & television presenter Tanya Ha
- Astrophysicist & science communicator Alan Duffy
- Victorian Lead Scientist Leonie Walsh
- Mathematician & statistician Terry Speed, winner of the 2013 Prime Minister’s Prize for Science
The event took place on Sunday, 1 May at The University of Melbourne. A sold-out crowd filled the Copland Theatre, at The Spot.
The group answered a series of thought-provoking questions, using humour, some good scientific and mathematical reasoning, and some help from the audience.
An ACEMS collaboration with The University of Melbourne’s School of Mathematics and Statistics along with three other Centres of Excellence helped bring about the event. The other three centres involved were:
- Centre of Excellence for Biosecurity Risk Analysis
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Particle Physics at the Terascale
- ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics