Scientists in the news this week: October 2020

‘What even is the economy?’ Citymag has published a three-part series on ‘how SA makes money and stuff’ featuring several University of Adelaide scientists and science graduates.

Associate Professor and Head Winemaker Paul Grbin and Scholarly Teaching Fellow and Assistant Winemaker Jill Bauer.

Associate Professor and Head Winemaker Paul Grbin and Scholarly Teaching Fellow and Assistant Winemaker Jill Bauer. Image: Citymag

The stories followed University’s Dean of Business Noel Lindsay and CityMag co-founder Josh Fanning as they visited various South Australian locations to establish ‘where money comes from’. They quickly discovered it starts with dirt.

After strolling through SA Government’s first-ever plantation forest at Kuitpo, the duo visit Jericho Family Wines. Both dad Neil and son Andrew are graduates of the University of Adelaide’s oenology program.

They then visit the Hickinbotham Roseworthy Wine Science Laboratory at Waite campus and talk with Associate Professor and Head Winemaker Paul Grbin and Scholarly Teaching Fellow and Assistant Winemaker Jill Bauer.

In the second part of the series, titled ‘The elemental economy: Rocks and hydrogen’, Fanning and Professor Lindsay tour local quarries and meet with Dr Chris Matthews from the Institute for Mineral and Energy Resources (IMER). In the third instalment, the team visit one of the University’s most dynamic areas, ThincLab Adelaide – while also linking into the previous stories by talking with Wine Business expert Associate Professor Armando Corsi.


 

Professor Jason Able

Agriculture, food and wine

Agricultural scientists including Professor Jason Able (pictured) identified a potential new tool for screening cereal crops for frost damage.

Professor Able spoke to ABC radio and featured in Stock Journal, Naracoorte Herald, Southern Argus and various online platforms including Grain Central.

Koala, Cleland

Animal and veterinary sciences


Biological sciences

Peter Veitch gravitational waves PM’s Science Prize

Physical sciences

Professor Peter Veitch (pictured) winning the Prime Minister’s Prize for Science was celebrated across many news mediums. Peter was interviewed on ABC Radio and appeared in print and online including, *The AdvertiserABC onlineSydney Morning Herald, *The AustralianCanberra TimesThe Conversation and Cosmos Magazine.

Science students and alumni

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