West Aussie Greats | How WA’s top scientist began by blowing up a Hills Hoist
The Chief Scientist of Western Australia, Professor Peter Klinken, joined Gareth Parker on Friday for West Aussie Greats.
He spoke about his passion for science from a young age and detailed an experiment that went horribly wrong.
“I have always been really interested in science,” he said.
“I can remember when I was a kid I used to mix chemicals together, and I blew up my mothers Hills Hoist.”
He is now a leading Western Australian medical research scientist for the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, who is highly regarded in his field.
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