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100 Climate Conversations: Michael Fuhrer

Where
Powerhouse Museum
Powerhouse Museum
500 Harris Street, Ultimo NSW 2007
100 Climate Conversations Exhibition, Level 1
When

Friday 28 October from 9:30pm to 10:30pm

Doors open at 9.15am for a 9.30am start. No late admittance.

To offset the impact that our daily emails, web browsing and movie watching have on the environment, computer scientist Michael Fuhrer and his team at ARC are looking for ways to increase the energy efficiency of electronics through nano technology and new materials.

See Michael Fuhrer in conversation with investigative journalist Rae Johnston, recorded live at the Powerhouse as part of 100 Climate Conversations.

Professor Michael Fuhrer is trying to solve the world’s significant computing carbon emissions. His research focuses on alternatives to silicon computing chips and explores new materials that are just a few atoms thick, such as graphene. He is interested in the topological properties of electrons in these materials, which can lead to new forms of electronic conduction without resistance. Fuhrer heads the Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence for Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies at Monash University and founded the Monash Centre for Atomically Thin Materials. He previously directed the Center for Nanophysics and Advanced Materials at the University of Maryland.

Rae Johnston is a multi-award-winning STEM journalist, Wiradjuri woman, mother and broadcaster. The first Science & Technology Editor for NITV at SBS, she was previously the first female editor of Gizmodo Australia, and the first Indigenous editor of Junkee. She is a part of the prestigious ‘brains trust’ the Leonardos group for The Science Gallery Melbourne, a mentor with The Working Lunch program supporting entry-level women in STEM and an ambassador for both St Vincent De Paul and the Australian STEM Video Game Challenge.

100 Climate Conversations is a two-year survey of visionary Australians who are accelerating the net zero carbon revolution. Find out more and subscribe to the podcast.

Entry is free, but bookings are essential as places are limited.

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