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Lunchtime Conversation: Inventing Wi-Fi

The third in an illuminating series of talks with some of our best-known innovators, revolutionaries and underdogs

A talk by Dr Terence Percival AM, representing CSIRO WLAN.

Dr Terence Percival AM, a key member of the visionary CSIRO WLAN team who invented high speed Wi-Fi in 1992, trained as an electrical engineer and began his career in radio-astronomy.

As Chief Research Scientist of CSIRO’s Telecommunication Division, he led the creation of new tele-health, distance education and media production applications for next generation broadband networks. Dr Percival’s contribution has been recognised with numerous local and international awards including the prestigious 2012 European Inventors Award. Hosted by Australian Museum Director and CEO, Kim McKay.

This hour-long talk at the Australian Museum is a great alternative lunchtime activity, or an opportunity to take your time and visit the museum before or after the talk.

Head to the museum just for this talk, or buy a series pass and come to all six (with one free).



Tuesday 4 June 2019 from 12.30pm to 1.30pm


Adult: $30.00
Concession: $27.00
Museum Member: $25.00

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  • Mobility access
  • Hearing loop

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