UQ at World Science Festival Brisbane

Explore the biggest questions in science with the world’s most curious minds at World Science Festival Brisbane 2020.

The University of Queensland is proud to partner with the Queensland Museum for the World Science Festival Brisbane from 25-29 March 2020. UQ academics will explore
  • the science of the battle between bat and ball in cricket,
  • what appeared after the big bang,
  • why fears develop into phobias,
  • the physics of ballet,
  • if we only have six senses and how they all work,
  • and many more topics

UQ presented events

Join a cosmic journey with a bunch of astrophysicists.
See Brisbane’s Cultural Precinct come alive with science and art.
Causes, Curiosities and Cures

City of Science

26 March 2020 10:00am29 March 2020 2:00pm
Explore the all new City of Science and see Brisbane’s Cultural Precinct come alive with science and art.

Cool Careers: Brisbane

26 March 2020 11:00am
There’s a fabulous career out there to suit everyone, it’s just a matter of finding the right one!

Synthetic Biology: Is Fermenting The New Farming?

27 March 2020 8:00am
In 2015 a leadership expert from Melbourne and a marine scientist from Tasmania launched a bold idea – to gather 80 or so female scientists from across the globe and send them to the most isolated and least visited place on Earth… Antarctica.

Hunting the Cosmic Dawn

27 March 2020 7:30pm
Have you ever looked up at the night sky and wondered what is out there beyond our moon, our planets, our galaxy? The nature of the universe has fascinated humans forever. Now, our ever-advancing abilities to see, hear and explore the cosmos is providing clearer insight into astronomical questions.

Fears and Phobias: Causes, Curiosities and Cures

28 March 2020 10:00am
Fear is a crucial and primal mechanism that protects humans and animals from danger…that survival of the fittest thing.

Science on Pointe

28 March 2020 10:00am
Science on Pointe is presented with Program Partner Queensland Ballet.

Science Unplugged: Birds, Spiders and Volcanoes

28 March 2020 10:30am
The formula for science unplugged is pretty simple. Take three of the brightest minds at the World Science Festival Brisbane, and give them a stage for 20 minutes each to share their love of science and the passion of their project.

The Senses: Perception vs Reality

28 March 2020 4:00pm
Forget the sixth sense! It now seems that humans have way more than that.

Pushing the Limits: Human Extremes

29 March 2020 10:00am
Extreme sports and adventure are synonymous with people who crave risk and chase adrenaline, but according to science this popular image doesn’t fit with the reality. So why do they do it and what does it take, physically and mentally?

HOWZAT! The Science in Cricket

29 March 2020 10:00am
In the right hands, a cricket ball can do some pretty amazing things, almost appearing to defy the laws of physics. Many a batter has been bamboozled by a googly, beaten by reverse swing or caught out by a steepling bounce.


General enquiries

Email: science.events@uq.edu.au​
Phone: +61 7 3365 1888