Today Royal Institution of Australia Editor-in-Chief Ian Connellan talks to astrophysicist Professor Alan Duffy. Alan has just stepped down as the Royal Institution of Australia's lead scientist after four years in the role. He is simply too busy these days to fit everything in, especially since his appointment earlier this year as director of the space technology and industry Institute at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne. To say it's been great to have Alan, and that the Royal Institution will miss him, is the understatement of the decade. He's a clever, amiable, and endlessly curious man. And he's also got an interesting backstory for someone who's ended up as one of Australia's best-known scientists.
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