For the Love of Science

I’ll be on stage with Niels this Saturday (May 4th) and some other scientists and their brave partners for the next event put on by The Science Nation.

From the Science Nation website: “In the era of ‘alternative facts’ the need for scientists to share what they learn with others has never been more important. To find out how well actual facts are being shared from the source, the Science Nation is going to experiment on a panel of scientists and their partners to find out just how much information is transmitted. Join the Science Nation in May for some fun and to learn a thing or two as we put love and science to the test.”

This is surely to be a fun and exciting event and you might even learn some cool new science facts. Please come along and support Niels and I this Saturday from 4pm at the Science Exchange, (55 Exchange Place, Adelaide), tickets are just $10 if you book ahead!



Canberra visit

I’ve just spent two nights in Canberra with my colleagues, John Long and Richard Cloutier. We came to Australian National University (ANU) to scan some spectacular fish fossils Richard brought over from the famous fossil site Miguasha, Canada.

It is always lovely to visit our nation’s capital city as I lived here during the second half of my PhD, some 8 or 9 years ago. It’s a beautiful city and a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and colleagues.

It was a very fishy couple of days as colleagues from The Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology of China (IVPP in Beijing) also happened to be in town, as well as my two ANU-based PhD supervisors, Prof. Tim Senden and Dr. Gavin Young.

56582188_435525273918361_8420078724321378304_nDr Alice Clement (Flinders) with Dr Jing Lu (IVPP) and a model of Gogonasus

The CT facilities at ANU are some of the best in the country so I can’t wait to see our scan results. And needless to say, there was much talk about fossil fish, but also a few beers enjoyed!


Dr Gavin Young (ANU), Prof Richard Cloutier (UQAR), and Prof John Long (Flinders) enjoying some beers at The Fellows Bar at Australian National University.