The National Science Quiz 2016

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Australia's first ever National Science Quiz took place in May 2016, at The University of Melbourne. The sold-out event was hosted by Charlie Pickering, and included guest panelists:

  • Musician, writer, actor & radio host Red Symons
  • Author, science journalist & television presenter Tanya Ha
  • Astrophysicist & science communicator Alan Duffy
  • Victorian Lead Scientist Leonie Walsh
  • Mathematician & statistician Terry Speed, winner of the 2013 Prime Minister’s Prize for Science

The group broke down more than a dozen fascinating science and mathematical questions in a light-hearted, but thought-provoking manner. This event was proudly brought to you by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers (ACEMS), The University of Melbourne’s School of Mathematics and Statistics, the Centre of Excellence for Biosecurity Risk Analysis, the ARC Centre of Excellence for Particle Physics at the Terascale, and the ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics.

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