A live panel discussion with former Eureka Prize winners and Trailblazers of Science, hosted by Robyn Williams.
2016 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes launch- the Trailblazers of Australian Science
Photographer: Tim Levy © Australian Museum
In this live recording hosted by The Science Show's Robyn Williams, Dr Rebecca Johnson, Professor Terry Speed, Professor Maree Teesson, Dr Phillip Urquijo and Professor Emma Johnston discuss their Eureka moments and the big issues facing Australian science.
This dynamic and engaging panel discussion covers a diverse range of topics including gravitational waves, equity in science, mentoring, perfect data and the important role that museums play in public engagement of science.
“We have the very important role of connecting school children and people that have perhaps not even started school yet with science research and then what might happen after. Even if they don’t become scientists or academics, which is perhaps not the only career path in science these days, they hopefully will have a recognition of the importance of science and definitely an appreciation of science. I think that is possibly the most important role we can play in society.”
- Dr Rebecca Johnson
Our panelists for the evening were: Dr Phillip Urquijo, University of Melbourne; Professor Emma Johnston, UNSW; Professor Maree Teesson, UNSW; Professor Terry Speed, Walter and Eliza Institute for Medical Research; and Dr Rebecca Johnson, Director of the Australian Museum Research Institute.
The Australian Museum Eureka Prizes reward excellence in the fields of research, innovation, leadership, science communication and school science.
Recorded on 4 March 2016.