Public Talks

Geoscience Australia regularly hosts a series of public talks for a range of technical and general audiences delivered by leaders in their respective fields, including the Geoscience Australia Wednesday Seminars and Distinguished Geoscience Australia Lecturer (DGAL) series. A selection of these talks are filmed and are available online for on demand viewing after the presentation. Subscribe to receive details of upcoming talks via email.

The seven rocks that made Australia - the geology that has shaped our economy and society
This talk reviews the last 4 billion years and looks to the future to identify the key geological events that have influenced Australia's economy and society.  Pilbara Banded Iron formations and Permian coal measures are obvious choices, but what others would you choose?
Date: 22 August 2018
Time: 11am -12pm
Location: Sir Harold Raggatt Theatre, Geoscience Australia

SHRIMP: a time machine at Geoscience Australia Our geological past providing resources for a prosperous future
There is a time machine at Geoscience Australia! The Sensitive High Resolution Ion Microprobe (SHRIMP) is a $5million mass spectrometer that measures the age of rocks. This talk will provide an overview about the achievements this machine has contributed to over the past 10 years, and its importance for future exploration opportunities.
Date: 29 August 2018
Time: 11am -12pm
Location: Sir Harold Raggatt Theatre, Geoscience Australia