Science Says! at the World Science Festival 

Science Says! – WSF Edition

Science Nation is coming to the World Science Festival! This is your chance to see some of the best of Queensland’s scientists and communicators battle wits and wittiness to uncover the latest and greatest scientific discoveries – and a few of the odder ones, too!

In the style of the great panel shows – think mixing Mock the Week, Spicks & Specks, and just a dash of QI. Last years’ shows saw physicists miming sticky saliva, professors donning hard hats, and biologists serenading the audience – all in the name science!

The WSF is so big we’re even doing two shows: join us at the Festival Lab for an after work drink with your science, or come to Ipswich and check out the Workshops Rail Museum beforehand!

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Details for the Science Nation’s World Science Events are:

17 March – Ipswich

Competing on the world stage is: co-creator of Smart Enough to Know Better – a podcast of science, comedy and ignorance – Dan Beeston; snake venom evolutionary biologist, country music lover and G&T enthusiast, Jordan Debono; astrophysicist and overly-enthusiastic lover of pizza, Sam Hinton; quantum computer geek and craft homebrewer extraordinaire, Dr Austin Lund; retinal biomaterial engineer and aspiring muso, Dr Natalie McKirdy; and professional robotics Professor and amateur builder, Prof Jonathan Roberts; with another participant to be announced. This event will be hosted by scientist, comedian and TV personality, Dr Joel Gilmore.

Ipswich 6+1

22 March – Brisbane

Competing on the world stage is: UQ Provost, former physicist and baker of hot-cross buns, Prof Aidan Byrne; TV science presenter and wanna-be street artist, Lee Constable; burn biologist and cookie connoisseur, A/Prof Leila Cuttle; astrophysicist and captain of the Australian ultimate Frisbee team Prof Tamara Davis; physicist, science communicator and Science Nation founder, Dr Andrew Stephenson; and quantum physicist and Director the Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems, Prof Andrew White. This event will be hosted by scientist, comedian and TV personality, Dr Joel Gilmore.

Brisbane 6+1

  • Time: 5:30-7pm (doors open at 5:15pm), 22 March 2019.
  • Venue: Festival Lab, Cultural Forecourt, South Bank.
  • Tickets: $20 Adults, $15 Concession and Students online.

Please submit any questions via email.

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