Science in the Pub - How Does Science Work?



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PIRSA Number: 
11100112

Abstract

One of humanity's defining traits is to be deeply curious about the world around us. We've all looked up at the night sky, marvelled at rainbows, and been awed by the power of lightening. We've also wondered how these and other natural phenomena work.

This curiosity-driven process of investigation of the world lies at the heart of science. Throughout history, it has driven scientists to develop new ideas about how nature works and then test them in experiments. Successful ideas have led to increasingly accurate and wide-ranging predictions about world. They have also yielded technologies that have transformed our daily lives. Science's impact on the world has been monumental.

But how does the process of science actually work? How does this field of endeavour progress over time? How do successful new theories develop, become accepted and replace existing ones?

Join host Damian Pope, and PI Researchers Louis Leblond, Itay Yavin and Astrid Eichhorn for a thought-provoking evening of science and ideas.