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Science Dean’s Lecture – Is scientific exploration worth the cost?

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Join us during National Science Week as we ask the question - 'is scientific exploration worth the cost?'

There are many costs associated with science. From the decades spent on a single project, to ethical considerations, plus the overarching question of return on financial investment. In this National Science Week edition of our Dean’s Lecture Series, we’ve asked leading scientists to respond to the question ‘is scientific exploration worth the cost?’

Our speakers include:

  • Dr Christopher Gyngell - Senior Lecturer in the Department of Paediatrics and Team Leader in Biomedical Ethics at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
  • Professor Elisabetta Barberio - Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Dark Matter Particle Physics
  • Dr Jared Field - McKenzie Fellow in the School of Mathematics and Statistics

Speeches will be followed by a panel Q&A, moderated by Tanya Ha.

This event is part of the University of Melbourne Faculty of Science's Science Festival. With more than 20 events planned over a week in August, there's plenty on for die-hard science fans and those just starting out.