Professor Arthur J Carty
Canadian National Science Advisor and former University of Nottingham graduate, Professor Carty addresses the graduating class of 2006.
Professor Carty speaks of his upbringing as the son and grandson of men who worked in the coal industry and the struggles that came with it. He speaks of his love of Chemistry from a young age when he would find discarded pieces of calcium carbide from the mine and created explosions by dropping them in bottles of water.
Now, as National Science Advisor of Canada, he gives a sneak peek into future scientific and technological advancements such as Nanoscience and new strategies to cure disease.
He advises students to recognise opportunities in science beyond their discipline because the future of science will see the convergence of all disciplines.