A public lecture series to allow the community to engage with Nobel Laureates from around the world has been named in honour of our Nobel Prize winners.
The Marshall-Warren lecture series honours Professor Barry Marshall and Professor Robin Warren, our joint winners of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2005.
"Our University is very proud of them and the difference their work has made to the lives of millions of people across the world," Vice-Chancellor Professor Alan Robson said. "We would like to honour the dedication of these two medical pioneers and to expose the broader community to other leaders in different fields by bringing Nobel Laureates to UWA to share the excitement of their research."
Professor Marshall said that the series would enable the Australian community to engage with researchers who have made great discoveries and help to further the understanding of the role research plays in ordinary life.
Professor Warren said that the Nobel prize tradition had served to highlight the wonder of science and the creativity of research that led to discoveries for the advancement of humankind.
The 2009 Marshall-Warren lecture: How Advances in Science are Made will be delivered by Stanford University Professor in Physics Douglas Osheroff, one of the joint recipients for the 1996 Nobel Prize for Physics for discovery of superfluidity in helium-3. This inaugural lecture, on Tuesday November 24 from at 6pm in Winthrop Hall, is free but tickets are essential and available through the Octagon Theatre on campus. The lecture series is supported by Qantas Airways.