IFF Director wins “Scientia Medal”

Nov 07 Tue
6:00 - 8:00pm @ Australian Museum, Sydney

Award Ceremony


IFF Director Margaret Wertheim has been awarded the 2017 Scientia Medal for science communication by the University of New South Wales, Australia. Given annually, along with the Bragg Prize for science writing, the medal has previously been won by Stephen & Lucy Hawking, and Scottish geologist/broadcaster Professor Ian Stewart. The award ceremony will take place at the launch of the book Best Australian Science Writing 2017, at the Australian Museum, Sydney, November 7 2017.

Scientia Medal and Bragg Prizes  – 2017 awards announcement.

Tuesday 7 November 2017
6pm to 8pm
Australian Museum

Cnr College St and William St, Sydney

UNSW Dean of Science Professor Emma Johnston and Chief Executive of UNSW Press Kathy Bail invite you to the launch of The Best Australian Science Writing 2017 and announcement of the 2017 Bragg UNSW Press Prize for Science Writing.

Internationally noted science writer, artist and curator Margaret Wertheim will launch the anthology.

In recognition of her enormous contribution to science communication, Wertheim will be presented with the UNSW Scientia Medal for Science Communication at this special event.

UNSW President & Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Jacobs will also announce the winners of the Bragg student prizes for science writing.

Refreshments and canapés will be served. We look forward to welcoming you.

Registration is essential.

Register here

Strange Attractors – Art & Science Symposium

Nov 15 Wed
Nov 5-15, Online

CUE Art Foundation, NYC


IFF director Margaret Wertheim will be participating in the online symposium Strange Attractors: Art, Science and the Question of Convergence, organized by Taney Roniger and the CUE Art Foundation in New York, Nov. 5-15, 2017. Symposium participants – artists, scientists and cultural theorists – include James Elkins, Matthew Ritchie, Suzanne Ankar, Roger Malina, Stephen Nowlin, Werner Sun and Alexis Rockman.

Symposium opening: CUE Foundation: 137 W. 25th Street, NYC 10001. Nov 4, 3-5pm

In conjunction with the symposium, the December issue of the Brooklyn Rail will include a curated section on art and science with essays by Roniger, Wertheim, and other symposium participants.