From curiosity, observation, decades-long investigation and the odd bright idea, stems the knowledge that is the progenitor of massive advances in our social and economic wellbeing.
While applied research may often be in the spotlight thanks to easily translatable outcomes, it relies on and exists in a symbiosis with the continued act of fundamental research and discovery.
Take CRISPR’s dramatic impact on biology, or the development of quantum technology for example. New foods and fuels, medical advances and other translatable research outcomes rely on the way fundamental research has shaped our ideas and the permeable flow of ideas between fundamental and translatable research.
In this issue, we explore how Australian University Science in the last two decades has built the scaffolding upon which our technology, health and engineering and applied sciences operate.
Published by Refraction Media.