Sunday, September 1st, 2013
Ten of the University of Adelaide's top PhD students will have only three minutes each to explain their work to the public in an event being held at the University of Adelaide's National Wine Centre on the night of Tuesday 10 September.
The students will present their work at the local finals of the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.  3MT helps to teach PhD and Masters students how to effectively communicate their research's impact to a broad audience.
At the National Wine Centre, an audience of 350 people will hear the presentations.  A judging panel will select a winner who will go through to the 2013 Trans-Tasman finals in Sydney in October.  Members of the audience will also vote for the People’s Choice Award.
Finalists and their topics are:
Alexander Cameron (Surgery) – Scar Wars
Deborah Furst (Freshwater Ecology) – Flow, the maestro that orchestrates
Kaitlin Harkess (Psychology) – Yoga each day keeps the doctor away
Noby Leong (Chemistry) – Molecular machines – the future of technology?
Renae Leverenz (Law) – Workplace bullying: an examination of offensive behaviour laws
Konrad Pilch (Pure Mathematics) – Solving an unsolved mathematical problem
Joy Talukdar (Education) – A little knowledge is not a dangerous thing: Say ‘know’ to STIs
Melanie Walters (Music) – Unplayable? The flute music of Felix Werder (1922-2012)
Masoumeh Zargar (Chemical Engineering) – Nano-enhanced RO-membrane makes a difference
Erin Zimmerman (Politics and International Studies) – Think tanks and the 21st century security dilemma
This event is part of the University of Adelaide's Research Tuesdays series of free public seminars.  It will be hosted by Dr Paul Willis, Director of the Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus).
Please note: the 3MT finals are now fully booked.  For those unable to attend, the event can be viewed via live streaming from 5:30pm on Tuesday 10 September at:

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