Shedding new light in many directions

IPAS - Professor Nigel Spooner

In a unique initiative, Defence Science and Technology and the University of Adelaide are jointly employing Professor Nigel Spooner to conduct dual-use research that has found applications in defence, mining, medicine, soil forensics and even archaeology.

Since 2010, Professor Spooner has been stationed at the helm of the Prescott Environmental Luminescence Laboratory in the University’s School of Physical Sciences. During this time he has demonstrated that defence science and technology can have dual applications for public good and commercial outcomes.

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Competition: Young Scientist of the Year

How do we feed the world’s growing population? How do we save our wildlife from extinction? Got an idea that will build a brighter, greener world?

Australian high school students are invited to submit a short video about one of Australia’s big science challenges.

Video competition