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Australian of the Year Luncheon

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29 November 2018

Australian of the Year Luncheon

Australian of the Year Luncheon

Two of our Year 11 science students, Nicola Pavlic and Liam Carson were invited to attend the Australian of the Year Luncheon hosted by the Australia Day Council of SA.

The luncheon included  a keynote speech by the Australian of the Year, Professor Michelle Simmons, who is from the world-leading University of NSW Quantum Physics Department. Her speech focused on her work, her vision for scientific research, and her advocacy for students to dream big, challenge themselves and achieve ambitious goals in science. She asked the audience to “embrace your doubts, do what is hard, set high expectations and take risks” with their learning and career pathways.

Professor Simmons and her team are pioneers of research that could lead to a quantum leap in computing. They 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.

We met 2019 South Australian of the Year, Dr Richard Harris, SC OAM who risked his life to save 12 boys and their soccer coach from a treacherous flooded network of tunnels in Thailand.We also spent time with Dr Bill Griggs AM ASM, who shared stories of his experience and great career. The students were very impressed with the speakers and enjoyed rubbing shoulders with such inspirational people (and the food was great too!).

Michelle McGrath
Head of Science

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