From silicon fungus to interplanetary livestock, what challenges facing engineering and physics in the coming years to enable space travel?
Five stars of Italian science in Australia discuss this topic in a special evening organised at the Italian Embassy in Canberra on 20 August.
The new challenges posed by interplanetary travel, how we are preparing for human missions to Mars and what we can learn about life and sustainability on Earth: these are the themes of the symposium on science organised in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute of Sydney and the Australian Academy of Science.
The five speakers and the topics of the evening are:
- Elisabetta Barberio: Space is not empty: cosmic radiation and dark matter
- Susanna Guatelli: How to protect astronauts from health risks caused by the hostile environment of space radiation: reality and simulation
- Stefania Peracchi: Silicon fungus: an innovative miniature device to protect astronauts from radiation
- Eduardo Trifoni: Entry of a human crew to Mars and re-entry to Earth: an open engineering challenge
- Federica Turco: Interplanetary livestock: how insects could be our best resource on and off our planet
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