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GOLD - A Public Lecture at Monash University

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by Sandy Marwick (subscribe)
A mum of three, engineer, scientist, educator, and all around dabbler, I'm far better at finding interesting things to do than I am at doing housework.
Just where does gold come from?
Where does the gold come from? Have you ever wondered? If you have, then this free public lecture is for you!

Gold Nugget by Chris Ralph
Gold Nugget by Chris Ralph

On Wednesday the 26th of November, PrimeSCI will be playing host to Dr Andrew Tomkins, as he presents a free public lecture entitled "Where does the gold come from?"

Dr Tomkins is from the School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment at Monash University, where he specializes in the origin, composition, distribution and structure of rocks. This talk will consider the story of gold, from its formation in supernovae, all the way through to how it comes to be found in nuggets and gold-rich seams in Bendigo and elsewhere.
Supernova by European Southern Observatory (ESO)
So this is where gold comes from???

The talk is part of the "Science Shaping Society" Series, presented by PrimeSCI as an opportunity for the public to engage with scientists as they discuss science, its importance, and how it impacts society.

All are welcome at this talk, although the subject matter is probably not of interest to small children. Older children with an interest in science are welcome to attend (probably most suitable from ages ten and up).

The session will be held at Monash University's Clayton Campus, building 28, room G09, on Wednesday 26th of November from 7 until 8 pm. Ample parking is available in adjacent carparks N1 and W1 (free parking is permitted in blue zones without a permit after 5pm).

So why not expand your mind with a scientifically interesting time?
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Why? To learn about gold
When: 7pm 26th November
Where: Building 28, Room G09, Monash University Clayton Campus
Cost: Free
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