In late August, I'll be traveling Down Under to talk about Physics on the Fringe and the work of the IFF. The book, has just been released in Australia and the tour will include media appearances in Melbourne and Sydney. My first port of call will be the Melbourne Writers Festival then I'll be heading up to give a talk at the University of Sydney.
Melbourne Writers Festival Events
Fri. Aug 31 @ 10am: Physics on the Fringe.
A discussion with Wilson da Silva, editor-in-cheif, Cosmos magazine. At the ACMI in Federation Square. Melbourne.
Fri. Aug 31 @ 9pm: Friday Night Live.
On friday night at the MWF I'll be part of a Lettermanesque late-night talk-show hosted by comedian Libby Gore. Other guests include legendary Australian feminist Germaine Greer. At BMW Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne.
Sat. Sept 1 @ 1pm: The Story of Science.
As a festival highlight, I will be participating in a wide-ranging discussion about the narrative of science. Other panels include science journalist Elizabeth Finkel and Nobel Laureate Peter Doherty (co-discoverer of the heliobactor pylori virus responsible for causing stomach ulcers, a beautiful example of how science-on-the-fringe can sometimes result in astounding success.) Event takes place at the Wheeler Center.
University of Sydney - Lecture
Thurs. Sept 6 @ 6-7:30pm: Not the Higgs Boson
In July the world went "Higgs mad," as New Scientist put it. In this talk for the Sydney Ideas series at the University of Sydney, I'll be discussing the discovery of the Higgs boson within the context of physics on the fringe, inside and outside the academy. The event will be hosted by Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, the Julius Sumner Miller Fellow at the Science Foundation of the Physics Department, University of Sydney. Venue: Eastern Auditorium, Eastern Avenue. Click here for event map.
Australian Media Appearances:
Mon. Sept 3 @ 10:30am : ABC Radio 702
I will be a guest on the ABC morning radio show.
Tues. Sept 4 @ 10pm : First Tuesday Book Club.
I will be a guest on the national ABC-TV book program hosted by Jennifer Byrne.
Thurs. Sept 6: Talk-back radio with Dr Karl.
I'll be appearing on Dr Karl Kruszelnicki's wonderful science talk-back radio show.