You can download the program guide here
This event has been advertised as exploring four themes:
- Physics + Space – the study of matter and its motion through space
- Oceans – the health of our marine environment and the challenges facing water supply and sustainability
- Energy – alternatives, supply and diversification
- Robotics – engineering, computers and artificial intelligence.
- chemistry kills the oceans as a result of industrialisation (acidification, climate change, plastic pollution) ... but "smart engineering" might be the hero of the piece
- chemistry kills marine ecosystems as a result of the break-up of plastics into "microplastics", but a panel of leading "environmental thinkers" will be discussing what to do about it
- chemistry gave us, presumably, "dirty energy" when we learnt how to control the combustion of fossil fuels, but once again "smarter technologies" will lead to "clean energy" and "revolutionary" technology will make renewable energy more reliable apparently.
If you are interested in "physics" then the "Gravitational Waves - A New Era of Astronomy" might be worth the $30-$35 ticket.
And ..... just a reminder .... you only have until 25th April 2017 to visit the Large Hadron Collider Exhibition at the Queensland Museum .... and yes, that is really a worthwhile trip. The exhibition is fabulous!