Astrophysicist to present public lecture at USC

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Astrophysicist to present public lecture at USC


8 October 2012

8 October 2012

A leading French astrophysicist who is working to solve global sustainability and resilience issues will present a special public lecture at the University of the Sunshine Coast on Wednesday 10 October at 4pm.

Professor Michel Boer, who is a Research Director at the French National Centre for Scientific Research, will talk for an hour about the use of science and collaboration across fields to promote sustainability.

Professor Boer, who conducts gamma ray and gravity waves research, is also director of the newly-established Mediterranean Institute for Risk, Environment and Sustainable Development based at the University of Nice in France.

He is currently working with USC Senior Research Fellow Dr Angela Wardell-Johnson on understanding resilience in multi-functional ecosystems in the Mediterranean Basin.

The presentation is an initiative of USC’s Sustainability Research Centre, which works across a wide range of disciplines aligned with social, behavioural and economic sciences, with a niche area in societal adaptation.

— Julie Schomberg

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