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Oliver Heaviside prematurely discovered a fundamental result of Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity in 1888 nearly twenty years before Einstein. Ida Noddak explained anomalous results from Enrico Fermi’s experiments as evidence for nuclear fission, but her explanation was dismissed as ridiculous for nine years before it was accepted as correct.
Through this lecture, Professor David Jamieson will look at advances in physics that were ahead of their time and asks: can we identify the premature discoveries of the present day that may shape the future? To find them, should we be looking for a ‘lone genius’ or is scientific creativity more complex than that?
You can also register to attend this event live via Zoom
Gain insights and strategies to help children develop healthy screen behaviour.
Excessive screen time was the number one health concern reported by parents in a recent national health poll by the Royal Children’s Hospital. We know technology is here to stay, so what can parents do to encourage healthy relationships between their children and technology?
In this webinar, a panel of child health and digital experts will discuss screen use by pre-teens; possible effects on mental health; cyberbullying and eSafety; as well as the positive aspects of technology that are sometimes overlooked. The panel will also share insights and practical strategies that parents can use to help their children develop healthy screen behaviour.
The webinar is ideal for parents or carers of pre-teens, health or education professionals working with children, and digital games developers producing content for this age group.
Audience questions are welcome. Submit questions when you register for the event or during the audience Q&A on the day.