Nobel Laureate Brian Schmidt On Education In A Post-COVID World (VIDEO)

Catch Nobel Laureate Brian Schmidt as he discusses how technology can help universities respond to COVID-19 and students prepare for an uncertain future.

AsianScientist (Jun. 3, 2020) – With university campuses closed and graduation ceremonies cancelled, all our previous assumptions of what higher education should look like have been thrown out the window. For better or worse, classes have moved online and look set to stay there, as educators hurry to adapt their tried-and-tested methods to new realities.

While the COVID-19 crisis feels like it will go on forever, the reality is that it will someday come to an end—hopefully sooner than later. By that time, however, higher education and indeed the entire world will be permanently transformed.

Join Wildtype Media Group’s editor in chief Dr. Rebecca Tan as she chats with Professor Brian Schmidt, Nobel Laureate and Vice-Chancellor of the Australian National University. He will be discussing the role of technology in helping universities respond to COVID-19 and how best to prepare students for an uncertain future.

Professor Schmidt is the 12th Vice-Chancellor of the Australian National University (ANU). Well known for using supernovae as cosmological probes, he won the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics along with Saul Perlmutter and Adam Riess for providing evidence that the expansion of the universe is accelerating.

Before his appointment as Vice-Chancellor, Schmidt was a distinguished professor and an astrophysicist at the ANU Mount Stromlo Observatory and the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics. He currently holds an Australia Research Council Federation Fellowship and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2012.

Beyond higher education, Professor Schmidt will also be sharing his vision for a post-COVID-19 world and how we can reshape it to prioritise the environment and building resilience for all nations.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

5:00 pm Singapore/Hong Kong Time
7:00 pm Canberra time

Please register here.


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