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Inaugural Professorial Lectures, public lectures and events from the Division of Sciences.

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Inaugural Professorial Lectures, public lectures and events from the Division of Sciences.

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    IPL: Earthquakes, Quaternary faults, and seismic hazard in New Zealand and beyond

    IPL: Earthquakes, Quaternary faults, and seismic hazard in New Zealand and beyond

    Professor Professor Mark Stirling's inauguaral lecture: 14 March 2017

    • 58 min
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    IPL David O'Hare - Above Us Only Sky: Human Error, Accidents, and Aviation Safety

    IPL David O'Hare - Above Us Only Sky: Human Error, Accidents, and Aviation Safety

    The talk describes David's personal journey as a pilot and psychologist to understand the role of decision making in aviation safety.

    • 56 min
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    IPL - Abby Smith - Sea, Sand, Shells

    IPL - Abby Smith - Sea, Sand, Shells

    Prof Abby Smith has been fascinated by shells and how they are formed since she was a child. She takes us on a journey with her, and we learn that shells have a lot to tell us!

    • 48 min
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    IPL Lisette Burrows "I like the sausage sizzle but it makes me feel gulty" - Shaping the healthy child in obesogenic times.

    IPL Lisette Burrows "I like the sausage sizzle but it makes me feel gulty" - Shaping the healthy child in obesogenic times.

    Professor Lisette Burrows of the School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences gave her Inaugural Professorial Lecture on the 19th of April, 2016. She talks about her research into teh demonising or larger body shapes and how effective - or not - the current educational campaigns are in providing balanced information about healthy eating and exercise, and whether in fact there is an obesity epidemic. It was very thought provoking and engaging - have a listen!

    • 1 hr 5 min
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    IPL Cliff Law "Between the sea and the sky: marine microbes, chemistry and climate"

    IPL Cliff Law "Between the sea and the sky: marine microbes, chemistry and climate"

    Professor Cliff Law delivered his Inaugural Professorial Lecture on the 16th of February. Professor Law holds a joint appointment between Otago and NIWA, exploring the chemical interactions at the interface between the sea and the sky.

    • 58 min
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    IPL David Hutchinson "Curiosity doesn't kill the cat".

    IPL David Hutchinson "Curiosity doesn't kill the cat".

    Professor David Hutchinson delivered his IPL on the 15th of December, exploring theories of light as wave and particle, explaining that the description of something is not necessarily its reality, and talking about how his theoretical work builds into the exciting research taking place the Dodd-Walls Centre for Photonics and Quantum Technologies.

    • 1 hr 5 min

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