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Science and Religion: The Dawkins' Delusion

Professor Steven Prawer

Professor Prawer, who is visiting professor at Oxford University, is one of Australia's foremost authorities in physics. In 2000 he spearheaded The University of Melbourne’s entry into the world of quantum computing and nanotechnology becoming the inaugural Director of the Melbourne node of the Special Research Center for Quantum Computer Technology. He is also associate director and chair of the Physical Sciences panel of the NANO (Nanostructural Analysis Network Organization) Major National Research Facility and one of the founders of The University of Melbourne Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. Steven has a world wide reputation in advanced diamond science and technology with over 20 years of experience and over 200 scientific publications. He is associate editor of the journal diamond and related materials and is a key participant with E6 in the EQUIND consortium leading the work package for the development of single photon sources for free space secure communications. His diamond group enjoys an international reputation for both its academic excellence and world class infrastructure.

Wed, 6 Feb, 2008, 8pm

At David Slager Centre, 61 George St