More than a hundred scientists from nine countries have gathered in Brisbane, Australia, for the first annual World Science Festival Brisbane (2016). Thousands of people have their tickets within arm’s reach. You can feel the buzz in Brisbane’s South Bank neighborhood. Between now and Sunday, more than one hundred events will take place that explore the excitement of scientific discovery across the city and throughout Queensland.
Here are four events to keep an eye out for on Day 1.
Light Falls: Space, Time and an Obsession of Einstein | Time: 8pm – 9:30pm
Where: Playhouse QPAC, Corner Melbourne St and Grey St, South Brisbane
Direct from New York, physicist Brian Greene and an ensemble cast trace Albert Einstein’s electrifying journey toward one of the most beautiful ideas ever conceived — the General Theory of Relativity.
Dinosaurs & Prehistory in Virtual Reality | Time: 10am – 5pm
Where: Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
This state-of-the art virtual reality experience is one of the most scientifically accurate interactive 3D models ever created. Dinosaur enthusiasts with lots of hometown pride should keep an eye out for Australian dinosaurs and other prehistoric life.
FameLab | Time: 5:30pm – 9:30pm
Where: Queensland Museum, Cnr Melbourne & Grey streets, South Brisbane
Scientists battle it out in this science communication competition for the chance to compete in the FameLab National final. Each scientist will have just three minutes to present a scientific concept to a panel of judges. No PowerPoint presentations or jargon allowed.
The Matrix – Film Festival Mind Vs Machine: What makes us Human? | Time: 8pm – 10pm
Where: Cinema A, GOMA, Stanley Place, South Brisbane
The Matrix is futuristic science at its best. Join us for a trip back to 1999 to re-appreciate this rich subgenre of science fiction cinema that explores the explores the relationship of humans and artificial intelligence.
To Learn More About World Science Festival Brisbane visit www.worldsciencefestival.com.au