THE SCIENCE OF LIFE & DEATH: Death in Hobart
June 27, 2016
Time: 6.45 pm
29 Campbell Street, HOBART
One Australian is born every 1.45 minutes; one dies every 3.25 minutes. We’re good at talking about the beginnings of life, but pretty awkward when it comes to facing the end.
While modern society embraces and celebrates new life and lifetime milestones, the topic of death has become taboo. In this first of the Australian Academy of Science’s new national public event series, The science of life & death, we’ll look at death from three fascinating angles: from preventing death and identifying the exact moment of death, to the science and logistics of mass death events, and why scientists are burying bodies in the Blue Mountains.
Join a trio of seasoned death experts – Professors Roger Byard, Shari Forbes and David Caldicott, and science broadcaster Bernie Hobbs – for a lively discussion on a deathly topic.
DEATH in Hobart is the first of five events in the Academy’s national The Science of life & death series, designed to educate, entertain and push us to the edge of our comfort levels, starting a national conversation about life, death and beyond.
This Inspiring Australia initiative is supported by the Australian Government.
Event audience: Everyone