Defining Moments panel discussion: Penicillin to Wi-fi and Beyond: How Australia shapes the world

Community Event

10 Oct 2018

Join ABC RN’s Big Ideas presenter Paul Barclay in conversation with our expert panel as they discuss Australia’s inventive past and imagine its innovative future.

The panel features Professor Michelle Simmons, quantum physicist and 2018 Australian of the Year; Professor Genevieve Bell, cultural anthropologist, technologist and futurist; Dr Rod Lamberts, Deputy Director of the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science; and Geoff McNamara, recipient of the 2014 Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching.


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Event Times

10 Oct 2018

Once Only Event


National Museum of Australia

1 Lawson Crescent, Acton, 2601

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