Big Ideas 2015

Big Ideas Festival 2015

UOW's newest professors shared their potentially world-changing research at the second Big Ideas Festival, attended by over 400 people, on Tuesday 25 August 2015. The festival, an initiative of UOW’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) Professor Judy Raper, saw 12 of the University's recently promoted and appointed professors sharing their research with the public and industry. Interactive research stalls, live music and networking drinks capped off two sessions of short 10-minute talks on a range of topics, from 3D printed edible robots to deciding when children are to blame for their actions.   

Speaker profiles

 Andy Davis

Prof. Andy Davis | Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health
Avoiding the great Australian bite

 Madeleine du Toit profile Prof. Madeleine du Toit | Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
I am Titanium 
 
 Daniel Hutto Prof. Daniel Hutto | Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
You can't handle the truth!
 Marc de Rosnay BIF Small Prof. Marc de Rosnay | Faculty of Social Sciences
When are children to blame for their actions?
 Robin Warner Prof. Robin Warner | Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
The last great frontier of ocean governance
 
 Rob Kapsa BIF2015 Prof. Robert Kapsa | Australian Institute for Innovative Materials
Tendrils of human thought from within a seaweed brain? 
 
 Antoine BIFsmall Prof. Antoine van Oijen | Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health
The molecular machines of life under the magnifying glass
 Louise D'Arcens Prof. Louise D'Arcens | Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
'Getting medieval?" The middle ages in modern politics
 Marie Ranson small 2 Prof. Marie Ranson | Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health
Taking cancer personally
 Huijun Li Prof. Huijun Li | Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
Green nuclear power
 Sue Bennett BIFsmall Prof. Susan Bennett | Faculty of Social Sciences
The dangerous idea of the digital native 
 
 Marc in het panhuis BIFsmall Prof. Marc in het Panhuis | Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health
3D-printing robots in jelly