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Niraj Lal

Australian Renewable Energy Agency Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Australian National University

“Making solar panels better with Buddhist singing bowls”

Dr Niraj Lal is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the ANU, making solar cells better with nanophotonics. In 2012 Niraj graduated as a Gates Scholar with a PhD in physics from the University of Cambridge. Niraj has worked as a bicycle courier and science presenter to school kids across WA. He has appeared on the BBC’s Naked Scientists Radio, written a kids' book about chaos theory and was named 2013 ACT Young Tall Poppy of the Year. 

Global Education Dialogue

Professor Dr Harith Bin Ahmad

Department of Physics, department of Science, University of Malaya

Arts Queensland

Arts QLD, part of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet, is dedicated to growing a vibrant and sustainable arts and cultural sector in Queensland. Arts QLD recognises the public value of Queensland's dynamic arts and cultural sector and its delivery on the Queensland Government’s community objectives.

Bandung Creative City Forum (BCCF)


Bandung Creative City Forum (BCCF) is a hub for creative communities in Bandung. Since 2008, BCCF has conducted more than 250 programmes responding to urban issues, such as public space, heritage sites and creative education. BCCF runs on four main programmes: Helarfest, Kampung Kreatif, Simpul Institute, and DesignAction.bdg


IELTS Word Power

Get ready for the IELTS exam! Practise with over 100 questions to test your word power in 11 categories ranging from science and technology to work and business.

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Lydia Tong

Resident in Veterinary Pathology, University of Sydney

“CSI Vets Close In On Animal Abusers”

Dr Lydia Tong is a veterinarian and veterinary pathologist who with a special interest in veterinary forensics, particularly the pathology of animal abuse. Lydia's research that used fractures to separate accident from abuse injuries in dogs was the first of its kind in the world. Lydia trained to be a vet at Cambridge University, and has worked at a monkey sanctuary in South Africa, and at Sydney's Taronga Zoo. 




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Professor Aidan Byrne

Australian Research Council, Chief Executive Officer

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Professor Ian Chubb AC

Chief Scientist, Australia



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Toby Brown

University of Western Australia / Swinburne University of Technology

Chasing shadows: How dark matter shapes our Universe

Toby’s research addresses how the influence of dark matter manifests itself in galaxies, disentangling this from the complex mash-up of physical processes that drive galaxy evolution. Using unprecedented statistics and state-of-the-art techniques to look at gas within galaxies, Toby is exploring how these huge fuel reservoirs trace the recent history of a galaxy and are often the first observable to be impacted by the dark matter.