Inventors and Mentors
Internationally renowned thought leaders and experts join Australian International School in a series of lectures and round table discussions to inspire our community and students to achieve excellence.
Thank you to the following figures for visiting AIS and inspiring all of us to achieve more:
Dr Peter Agre is a Professor of Biological Chemistry and Professor of Medicine at the John Hopkins University School of Medicine as well as the Director of the John Hopkins Malaria Research Institute at the Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore who was awarded the 2003 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for the studies he began in the late 1980s concerning channels in cell membranes. Read about his profile here here.
Prof. Robert Fry Engle III is a 2003 Nobel Laureate for Economics and the Michael Armellino Professor of Finance at New York University’s Stern School of Business. He developed improved mathematical techniques for the evaluation and more-accurate forecasting of risk which have become essential tools of modern asset pricing theory and practice. Read about Professor Robert's visit to AIS here.
Dr Mohamed ElBaradei is an Egyptian law scholar and diplomat recognised for his efforts to prevent nuclear energy from being used for military purposes. The 2005 Nobel Peace prize winner was also formerly the Vice President of Egypt and the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Read about Dr ElBaradei’s visit to AIS here.
Professor Bruce A. Beutler is recognised for discovering an important family of receptors that allow mammals to sense infections when they occur. The 2011 Nobel Laureate for Medicine currently serves as the Director of the Center for the Genetics of Host Defense at UT Southwestern Medical Center and continues to be an influential figure in the field of immunology. Read about Professor Beutler’s visit to AIS here.
Professor Brian Paul Schmidt is an astrophysicist known for his research in using supernovae as cosmological probes. He holds an Australia Research Council Federation Fellowship and is recognised for discovering the accelerating expansion of the universe and was awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize for Physics. Read about Professor Schmidt’s visit to AIS here.
Richard James Gill OAM, internationally renowned conductor and music educator who has earned multiple awards for his work. He was appointed Music Director of the Melbourne Victorian Opera in 2005. Mr Gill worked with AIS teachers and students to teach the impact of music on creativity and learning, and the value of music in education. Watch Richard Gill OAM’s TED talk here.
Professor Peter Sullivan was the lead writer of the national Australian Maths curriculum. He holds extensive experience in research and teaching, having spent 8 years as the editor of the Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education. He is currently Professor of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education at Monash University. Watch Professor Peter Sullivan on what Mathematics learning is for here.
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