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Event date: 19Mar 2018

Monday 19 Mar 2018

The Shine Dome

  • 10.30am - 2.00pm

15 Gordon Street, Canberra ACT
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Dr Max Day

At 101 years of age, Dr Maxwell Frank Cooper Day AO FAA was the Australian Academy of Science's oldest living Fellow.

Elected to the Academy in 1956, Dr Day was an ecologist and entomologist who collaborated with Australian greats of both those disciplines, and whose scientific publications span 74 years. The last of his papers, on the biology of the Australian scribbly gum moth, was published when he was 97 years old.

Dr Day's most satisfying achievement of his long career was the work he did with the late Professor Frank Fenner AC FAA FRS on developing the myxomatosis virus which played a major part in controlling Australia's rabbit problem. He was also proud of his work in establishing the Division of Forest Research within CSIRO, which led to Australia's international recognition for its contribution to forest research.

Please join us on the 19 March as the Australian Academy of Science hosts a celebration of the life of Dr Max Day AO FAA.

The event will begin in the Ian Wark Theatre with addresses by a number of Dr Day's colleagues, students, associates and Academy Fellows. This will then be followed by a light lunch and networking in the Jaeger Room.

Science areas: General Science

Event type: Public seminar