Now a central part of the State's scientific community and the leader of a new project changing the landscape of medical research in WA, the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR) has much to celebrate in its 10th anniversary year.
WAIMR Director Professor Peter Klinken said while the Institute would be reflecting on its important history throughout 2008, it was also keeping more than a keen eye on the future.
Detecting the very first light from the first star will enable us to
witness the dawn of creation according to Peter Quinn, Professor of
Astronomy at The University of Western Australia, who will present a
fascinating insight into the most recent advances in his field at the
2007 Ian Constable Lecture next week.
This development is thanks to a new telescope, the Square Kilometre
Array (SKA). WA is the front-runner in an international competition to
host the SKA.
Creativity has undergone a transformation, according to one of
Australia’s most innovative cultural critics who will discuss the role
of creativity at a free public lecture at The University of Western
Australia next week.
Writer, teacher, editor, film-maker, curator and multi-media
producer Professor Ross Gibson credits developments in digital
technology with changing his own art.