Dialling in from South Africa, and drinking her own bottle of bubbly, Adriana chats to Paul and Cookie about her aspirations of living on the Red Planet, why the move is so important for the future of Earth, and ‘pikey’ humans?If moving to a different planet isn’t risky, then we don’t know what is.
Dr Adriana Marais believes that we are living at a unique point in the history of life on Earth. Developments in science and technology are taking place at an unprecedented rate, and the expansion of our society beyond this planet is within reach. In her presentation she talks about her research in quantum biology and the origins of life, the technology required to sustain terrestrial life on Mars and the various projects aiming to send crewed missions there. She describes how the establishment, and potential discovery of evidence of, life on Mars, would be one of the most profound possible contributions of science to humanity.
The South African Technology Network (SATN), a consortia of Technology focused Universities, are hosting an international conference addressing the role of universities in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The conference is held at the Elangeni Hotel, Durban from 11 September 2018 to 13 September 2018. One of the key speakers during day one of the event was Dr Adriana Marais, Theoretical physicist, Head of Innovation at SAP Africa and aspiring extra-terrestrial (100 to Mars Astronauts), who shared her talk on her mission ‘The Allure of the Unknown “The reason I want to go to Mars’.
On 9 August we remember the remarkable women of South Africa by celebrating National Women’s Day. While we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to historic heroines, we’re excited to find out which women are building South Africa’s future, today. Here are a few amazing women who are doing big things. We hope their stories will inspire you the same way they’ve inspired us!
Out of 200,000 applicants worldwide, Dr. Adriana Marais is one of 100 finalists chosen for the Mars One project, which aims to send humans to the red planet in the next decade. Marais spoke at an Aerospace event about why she wants to make a permanent move to Mars.
ITWeb and Micro Focus are pleased to announce that Dr Adriana Marais will be the keynote speaker at ‘Experience Micro Focus Universe 2018’, the first regional-focused Micro Focus customer conference.
During her address, Marais will discuss her research in quantum biology and the origins of life, the technology required to sustain terrestrial life on Mars and the various projects aiming to send human missions there. She believes the establishment, and potential discovery of evidence of life on Mars, would be one of the most profound possible contributions of science to humanity.