Australian of the Year lunch fortified by science

Professor Michelle Simmons, 2018 Australian of the Year and one of the world’s top scientists, will share her passion for scientific research and education at a special lunch event to be held on 26 November 2018.

The Australian of the Year Luncheon showcases a line-up of speakers and performers to entertain and inform, while giving attendees the opportunity to network with leaders across diverse sectors. The soon to be announced 2019 Australian of the Year for SA will also be presented at the event.

Pioneer of research that could lead to a quantum leap in computing, Professor Simmons and her team created the world’s first transistor made from a single atom in 2012, along with the world’s thinnest wire. She is now aiming to build a quantum computer capable of solving problems in minutes that would otherwise take thousands of years – potentially revolutionising drug design, weather forecasting, self-driving vehicles, artificial intelligence and more.

Professor Simmons is from the world-leading University of NSW Quantum Physics Department. She will deliver the event keynote with a focus on her work, her vision for scientific research, and her advocacy for students to dream big, challenge themselves and achieve ambitious goals in science.

Event details

When: Monday 26 November 2018 from 11:45am – 3:00pm

Where: Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace, Adelaide

Cost:   $110 for individual tickets or $1,000 for a table of 10; register online

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