Lines of Best Fit

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Lines of Best Fit is a comedy show that brings together scientists and improvisors for a night that’s sure to tickle your brain!

This National Science Week, you’ll hear from researchers from the University of Sydney Nanoscience Institute about the future of virus detection, how to make solar fuels, and more.

Over two nights, come along to hear about exciting new science and then watch the spontaneous reactions of the improvisors from Improv Theatre Sydney, Tom North, Alexandra Smith, Kieran Gale, and Olivia McRae, as they create hilarious scenes inspired by the science.

On Monday 15 August Professor Anita Ho-Baillie and Dr Fengwang Li will speak about solar fuels, and Professor Stephanie Watson will talk about tackling corneal blindness.

On Tuesday 16 August, Professor Corinne Caillaud and Zahra Lotfibakalani will speak about sensing airborne pathogens, and Dr Girish Lakhwani will talk about his work making molecules that emit light and how he uses them for lasers.

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Lines of Best Fit was created as part of Olivia McRae’s PhD project, which explores novel and creative ways of communicating science to the public. As part of her research, Olivia is collecting data at these shows, meaning the performances are filmed, and you may be asked to answer some questions.

If you would like more information about participating in this research, you can read the Participant Information Statement for audiences.

Lines of Best Fit

Date: Monday 15 August or Tuesday 16 August
Time: 6.15 to 7.30pm
Location: Charles Perkins Centre, John Hopkins Drive, University of Sydney Camperdown, NSW

This Inspiring Australia initiative is supported by the Australian Government as part of National Science Week.