Event Details

Wednesday, 24 September 2008
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
UQ Location:
Queensland Bioscience Precinct (St Lucia)
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Ms Tania Hudspith
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Event Description

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Two of UQ's leading thinkers and Australian Research Council Federation Fellows will deliver a public lecture on the current energy crisis and the health of the Murray Darling Basin.

Professor Paul Burn
Federation Fellow, School of Molecular & Microbial Sciences

'Can Light Solve the Energy Crisis?'

Professor Burn is a leading expert on organic semiconductors that have the potential to revolutionise technologies and have a substantial impact on our society, including flat panel displays, solar cells, and plastic electronics. Organic semiconductors have electronic properties similar to traditional semiconductors, but with the processibility and flexibility of plastics.

Professor John Quiggin
Federation Fellow, School of Economics and Political Science

'Climate Change and the Murray Darling Basin'

Professor Quiggin is prominent both as a research economist and as a commentator on Australian economic policy. He has published more then 750 research articles, books and reports in fields including risk analysis, production economics, and environmental economics.

The Facilitator for this evening will be Dr Greg Smith, Co-Founder and Director of SciVentures Investments Pty Ltd.

Directions to UQ

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To St Lucia Campus, UQ Ipswich, and UQ Gatton.

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