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The AIP runs a science-orientated events board for online and in-person events across Australia.  Please contact to get your event publicized today!

The AIP has two Zoom accounts, thanks to the generous sponsorship of AARNet. To book one of these accounts for your AIP event or meeting, please email

Upcoming events

    • 6 Nov 2023
    • 10 Dec 2023
    • Zoom

    Asia Pacific Physics Week is a new annual academic event organized by the Association of Asia Pacific Physical Societies (AAPPS), Australian Institute of Physics, The Chinese Physical Society, Physical Society of Hong Kong, Indian Physics Association, Indonesian Physical Society, The Physics Society of Iran, The Physical Society of Japan, The Japan Society of Applied Physics, Kazakh Physical Society, The Korean Physical Society, Malaysian Institute of Physics, Mongolian Physical Society, Nepal Physical Society, New Zealand Institute of Physics, Pakistan Physical Society, Physical Society of the Philippines, Institute of Physics, Singapore, The Physical Society located in Taipei, Thai Physics Society, Council of Physicists of Uzbekistan, Vietnam Physical Society, and Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics (APCTP).

    Asia Pacific Physics Week 2023 (APPW2023) consists of a single plenary session (a total of 15 plenary talks), which will be from about 2 PM to 5 PM in the Korea Standard Time (about 3 hours each day) from Nov. 6 to Nov. 10, 2023. Plenary speakers are invited by AAPPS Member Societies. Each plenary talk will be 40 minutes including questions and answers.

    See for further details.

    • 2 Dec 2023
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM (AWST)
    • The University Club of Western Australia Entrance 1, Hackett Dr., Crawley WA 6009, Australia

    Join us for the AIP (WA) Annual AGM and Dinner, 2nd December, at the University Club of Western Australia in Crawley, WA, Australia. This convivial in-person event brings together members of the AIP (WA) community for our annual AGM and an evening of networking, including a talk by Dr David Gozzard, named Early Career Scientist of the Year at this year’s Premier’s Science Awards.

    Members and their guests, non-members, and students are all most welcome, and a limited number of heavily-discounted tickets are available for full-time student members of the AIP.    We encourage supervisors to support non-member students to attend so that they can learn what the AIP has to offer.  

    The evening will kick-off with pre-dinner drinks and networking, followed by a quick AGM for members (students are encouraged to attend), then a three-course dinner with drinks and Dr Gozzard’s talk.

    Tickets are available now to purchase on Humanitix at this link.  Ticket prices:

    • AIP Member $85
    • Non-member $110
    • AIP Member + Guest Package $180
    • Full-Time Student - AIP Member $40
    • Full-Time Student - Non-member $85

    The evening will kick-off with pre-dinner drinks and networking, followed by a quick AGM for members (students encouraged to attend), then a three-course dinner with drinks and Dr Gozzard’s talk.

    Connecting WA to the Stars: ground-to-space laser links for precision space science

    Laser links to satellites have the potential to increase measurement precision for fundamental and applied science missions by orders of magnitude, and overcome bottlenecks in the data capacity of radio communications from space. However, turbulence in the atmosphere distorts the laser beam and degrades the achievable precision and data rates. The Astrophotonics group at UWA is developing technologies to enable robust laser links to satellites for high-precision space science and next-generation communications and navigation. This talk will cover our exciting progress in developing these technologies, and the benefits that we expect from them.

    Learn more about David in this video.

    Evening's Proceedings

    • 6:00pm Arrive, drinks and networking
    • 6:30pm AGM for members
    • 7:00pm Dinner
    • 8:00pm Talk by Dr David Gozzard
    • 10:00pm Close
    • 3 Dec 2023
    • 8 Dec 2023
    • Research School of Physics, The Australian National University

    ANZCOP-AIP Summer Meeting 2023

    Research School of Physics, The Australian National University

    Canberra, Australia Dec 3-8, 2023

    A meeting showcasing the work of Australia and New Zealand’s physics and photonics community

    The 2023 Australia and New Zealand Conference on Optics and Photonics (ANZCOP) and Australian Institute of Physics (AIP) Summer Meeting will be held on the 3rd – 8th of December 2023 at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia. It is an inexpensive meeting targeted at Australia and New Zealand-based professional scientists, academics, post-doctoral researchers and PhD students.

    More information and registration details via the website:

    • 4 Dec 2023
    • 6 Dec 2023
    • Pullman on the Park, Melbourne

    The International Conference on Quantum Energy 2023, hosted by CSIRO, is the inaugural event of a biennial convention that focuses on the multifaceted topic of energy in quantum systems. This three-day conference brings a cross-disciplinary perspective on the fundamental understanding and technical engineering of quantum systems for energy harvesting, conversion, storage, and transport processes.

    Join research experts, industry partners, and governmental bodies to find out about the latest developments in quantum thermodynamics, quantum transport, quantum information theory, quantum chemistry, quantum biology, spectroscopy, light-harvesting devices, optoelectronics, nuclear fusion, photochemistry, quantum materials, state-of-the-art battery technologies, and other quantum energy-related topics, to develop inter-disciplinary collaborations, find out about funding opportunities, and commercialisation pathways.

    Between now and when we meet in December, there will be regular updates. We are planning a packed agenda of science, food, arts, cafes and culture as your introduction to the best of Melbourne, from its creative, exciting city centre to its buzzing neighbourhood hubs. Beneath the city's impressive façade lies the true heart and soul of the city; laneways that snake the city grid to reveal cafes and bars, fashion houses, boutiques, innovative cuisine, galleries, theatres and museums. It's the gateway to Victoria's world-class wineries, natural springs, peninsulas, spectacular coastline and alpine villages, making it the ideal destination for easy pre and post Conference touring access.

    Register here

    • 11 Dec 2023
    • 8:00 AM
    • 15 Dec 2023
    • 7:00 PM
    • Sydney Nanoscience Hub (SNH), Messel Lecture Theatre, University of Sydney, Camperdown

    The aim of CYGNUS 2023 is to bring together experimentalists and theorists interested in developing detectors with the capability of detecting the directions of recoiling particles, especially for low-energy applications. The scientific scope of the workshop is broad and will cover applications from across particle physics, astroparticle physics, and nuclear physics. Some of the specific topics that will be captured by the workshop include:  

    • Directional detection of dark matter
    • Directional neutrino detection
    • Directional neutron detection
    • Gas TPCs and MPGDs
    • Novel directional detection technologies
    • Recoil simulation tools
    • Detection of rare nuclear decays

    The programme will consist of five days of keynote and contributed talks. All days will be scheduled into plenary (rather than parallel) sessions, and time will be devoted to allow for extended discussions. Abstract submission is open now.

    For more information click here.

    • 30 Jan 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Zoom
    The 61st Annual General Meeting of the Australian Institute of Physics will be held on Tuesday 30th January 2023 at 5:30pm AEDT. 

    All members are welcome and encouraged to attend. The AGM will be held on Zoom: (Password: 571906).


    1. Apologies

    2. Minutes of the 60th Annual General Meeting (available on request)

    3. Business arising from the minutes

    4. President's report

    5. Treasurer's report

    6. Appointment of the Auditor

    7. Any other business

    Please email us at  if you have any questions, or for further information.

    Hope to see you all there!


    Michael Schmidt

    Honorary Secretary
    Australian Institute of Physics 

    • 6 Feb 2024
    • 2:00 PM
    • 9 Feb 2024
    • 1:00 PM
    • Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga

    The 46th Annual Condensed Matter and Materials Meeting has been scheduled for 6-9th February 2024, in Wagga Wagga, NSW.

    Second announcement: registration and abstract submission open

    The "Wagga 2024" Conference Organising Committee are pleased to announce that the 46th Annual Condensed Matter and Materials Meeting will now be held, from Tuesday 6th – Friday 9th February 2024 on its familiar site at Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, NSW.

    The meeting will be by a group from UNSW, Canberra.  We may be contacted via  We welcome suggestions and recommendations for invited and keynote speakers.  Contributed papers are encouraged in all areas of condensed matter and materials research.  Students are particularly encouraged to submit abstracts for oral presentations.

    For all information, visit the webpage:

    Key dates

    Abstracts and registration open 18 September 2023
    Abstracts close
    30 November 2023
    Notification of presentation type
    15 December 2023
    Early bird Registration closes 15 December 2023
    • 23 Feb 2024
    • Swinburne University

    Victorian Physics Teachers’ Conference 2024

    Are you ready to embark on an educational journey that will reshape your approach to teaching physics? Mark your calendars for the most anticipated event of the year - PHYSCON 2024, a dynamic hybrid conference designed exclusively for Physics teachers.

    Date: Friday, 23rd February

    Venue: Swinburne University, Hawthorn Campus & Online

    Innovate Inspire Invigorate

    Keynote Speakers 

    Dr. Liam Hall - How we can educate for the quantum technology revolution, and what I wish I'd known
    Dr. Liam Hall from the ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science will delve into the rapidly developing field of quantum technologies and innovative approaches to teaching quantum concepts in secondary schools.

    Dr. Sara Webb - Bringing the Universe into the Classroom
    Dr. Sara Webb from the Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing at Swinburne University of Technology will unveil strategies for "Bringing the Universe into the Classroom."

    Diverse Workshops to Elevate Your Teaching Game
    Experience 4 workshop sessions, available both in person and online, tailored to enhance your teaching methods. Topics span curriculum innovation, enrichment, engaging practical activities, and effective assessment techniques.

    Immerse Yourself in the Physics Community
    Enjoy networking opportunities over morning tea, lunch, and post-conference drinks. Gain valuable insights from the VCAA Presentation and engage in a comprehensive review of the November 2023 exam by Chief Assessor, Andrew Hansen.

    Experience the Future of Physics
    Explore cutting-edge laboratory facilities and experience the Virtual Reality theatre with guided laboratory tours. Additionally, don't miss the exciting Saturday Excursion Tasters!

    Access to Exhibitors
    Discover the latest resources and innovations in physics education through access to exhibitors.

    PHYSCON 2024 is proudly presented by the Vicphysics Teachers’ Network, in collaboration with the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Swinburne University of Technology.

    For more details and registration, visit Victorian Physics Teachers’ Conference 2024.

Past events

26 Nov 2023 Asia-Pacific Condensed Matter Physics Conference 2023 (AC2MP 2023)
23 Nov 2023 Quantum Quest: Journeying into microscopic marvels and controversies
21 Nov 2023 NSW Branch - Annual General Meeting
20 Nov 2023 Gordon Godfrey Workshop on Spins, Topology and Strong Electron Correlations
17 Nov 2023 Australian Institute of Physics WA student conference
16 Nov 2023 AIP SA AGM and Annual Dinner
2 Nov 2023 2023 AIP Physics in Industry Day - The Future of Semiconductors
1 Nov 2023 60th Anniversary Lecture Tour - Most of the Universe is missing
29 Oct 2023 Australasian Radiation Protection Society Conference (2023 ARPS Conference) Expanding The Scope of Radiation Protection
25 Oct 2023 Women in Physics National Lecture Tour | Dr Karen Livesey
16 Oct 2023 9th Symposium on Frequency Standards and Metrology
12 Oct 2023 Public Lecture | Women in Physics National Lecture Tour | Dr Karen Livesey
11 Oct 2023 PUBLIC LECTURE: Most of our universe is missing! by Geraint Lewis
9 Oct 2023 ANA2023 Conference - Choices in Nuclear
26 Sep 2023 AIP/IPAS Physics Industry Night 2023
22 Sep 2023 Public Lecture - Women in Physics - Magnetic Nanoparticles for the 21st Century
19 Sep 2023 Chemistry in the Pub
14 Sep 2023 Public Lecture: Magnetic nanoparticles – new materials to address biomedical and technological problems
14 Sep 2023 Physics Careers Night
13 Sep 2023 Women in Physics National Lecture Tour - "Magnetic Nanoparticles for the 21st Century"
11 Sep 2023 Public Lecture: Nano-magnets for biomedicine
11 Sep 2023 ANU Director's Colloquium - Analytic theories for magnetic skyrmions
6 Sep 2023 Claire Corani Memorial Public Lecture - Women in Physics Lecture Tour
25 Aug 2023 Exploding stars, wombat poos and the zombie apocalypse: Physics in the Pub
17 Aug 2023 Public lecture - The scattering of gravitational waves: a geometric perspective, Joerg Frauendiener (Otago)
9 Aug 2023 Adelaide Public Lecture: Dark Matter in the Sky and on the Earth
21 Jul 2023 Girls in Physics Breakfast - Nano-Magnets: New Materials to Address Biomedical and Technological Problems
20 Jul 2023 Nano-magnets: new materials to address biomedical and technological problems
20 Jul 2023 Public lecture by Dr Suzie Sheehy and Prof Alan Duffy on How to Discover a Universe
28 Jun 2023 AIP Women in Physics Lecture Tour - Dr Karen Livesey
28 Jun 2023 Magnetic Nanoparticles for the 21st Century
4 May 2023 Lecture - Distinguished Professor Peter Hannaford AC: Crystallizing Time with Lasers
3 May 2023 Public Lecture: Most of our universe is missing! Adventures in the dark side of the cosmos
3 Apr 2023 AIPNSW - 2023 Physics Research Poster Presentation Network Event
24 Mar 2023 Frontiers of Science Forum
17 Mar 2023 Climate Classrooms
24 Feb 2023 PHYSCON 2023 - Victorian Physics Teachers' Conference
7 Feb 2023 The 45th Annual Condensed Matter and Materials Meeting, Wagga 2023
2 Feb 2023 60th Annual General Meeting of the Australian Institute of Physics
11 Dec 2022 AIP 2022 Congress
7 Dec 2022 Frew Fellowship Public Lecture - Generating High-Intensity, Ultrashort Optical Pulses
5 Dec 2022 International Conference on Physics Education
2 Dec 2022 AIP WA Annual Dinner and AGM
1 Dec 2022 (CHANGE OF DATE) AIP Women in Physics 2022: Impacts! Rocks from space colliding with planets - Curtin University
21 Nov 2022 1st Circular on Asia-Pacific Conference on Condensed Matter Physics 2022
21 Nov 2022 Gordon Godfrey Workshop
13 Nov 2022 Engineering & Physical Sciences in Medicine Conference
8 Nov 2022 2nd International Symposium on Trans-Scale Quantum Science
27 Oct 2022 AIP Theoretical Physics Seminar - Spin transfer torques and spin-Hall effect due to the bulk states of topological insulators
3 Oct 2022 Walter Boas Lecture - University of Melbourne
30 Sep 2022 AIP Women in Physics 2022: Impacts! Rocks from space colliding with planets - University of Queensland
29 Sep 2022 AIP Women in Physics 2022: Impacts! Rocks from space colliding with planets - Queensland University of Technology
28 Sep 2022 AIP Women in Physics 2022: Impacts! Rocks from space colliding with planets - Newcastle University
28 Sep 2022 Early career women in STEMM paper and grant writing workshop
28 Sep 2022 2022 STEM Education and Industry Forum
21 Sep 2022 UWA Wallal Expedition Centenary
20 Sep 2022 AIP WA Sundowner: Submarines – why are they so expensive?
6 Sep 2022 AIP Women in Physics 2022: Impacts! Rocks from space colliding with planets - Adelaide University
21 Aug 2022 The 15th Asia Pacific Physics Conference (APPC15)
18 Aug 2022 AIP Theoretical Physics Webinar - Shayan Majidy, Noncommuting charges: Bridging theory to experiment
12 Aug 2022 2022 Annual President's Dinner
9 Aug 2022 AIP Women in Physics 2022: Impacts! Rocks from space colliding with planets - UTAS
1 Aug 2022 IUPAP Conference on Computational Physics
27 Jul 2022 AIP Women in Physics 2022: Impacts! Rocks from space colliding with planets - RMIT
22 Jul 2022 Girls in Physics Breakfasts
20 Jul 2022 Lecture - What’s Happening with the Ozone Hole?
20 Jul 2022 (CANCELLED) AIP Women in Physics 2022: Impacts! Rocks from space colliding with planets - QUT
12 Jul 2022 First Asia-Pacific IUPAP event on IUPAP 100 anniversary
30 Jun 2022 Theoretical Physics Seminar: Searching for Dark Matter Scattering, on Earth and in the Stars
26 Jun 2022 International Conference on the Physics of Semiconductors (ICPS 2022)
9 Jun 2022 AIP Theoretical Physics Seminar: Nigel Goldenfeld, The Life and Death of Turbulence
2 Jun 2022 AIP Women in Physics Lecture: UNSW Canberra
2 Jun 2022 AIP Women in Physics Lecture: ANU (& Online)
1 Jun 2022 AIP Women in Physics Lecture: Wollongong University
31 May 2022 AIP Women in Physics Lecture: Macquarie University
19 May 2022 AIP Theoretical Physics Seminar: Realization of a Discrete Time Crystal on IBM's Quantum Computer
11 Apr 2022 Mathēmatica Sōlis et Terrae: An Australian Academy of Science - Elizabeth and Frederick White Research Conference
8 Apr 2022 Australian Nuclear Association (ANA2022) Conference
25 Mar 2022 Frontiers of Science Forum
24 Mar 2022 AIP theoretical physics seminar: Howard Wiseman
7 Mar 2022 ARPS 2022 Conference
3 Mar 2022 Composite quantum particles at the interface with gravity - foundations and new insights
1 Mar 2022 A Flying Photon
23 Feb 2022 Quantum Australia
11 Feb 2022 CQC2T/AIP Webinar - Quantum Information and Quantum Foundations with Donors in Silicon
2 Feb 2022 From Black-Hole Singularities to Cyclic Cosmology
1 Feb 2022 The 45th Annual Condensed Matter and Materials Meeting, Wagga 2022
10 Dec 2021 CQC2T/AIP Webinar - Machine learning for quantum technology
6 Dec 2021 AIP Summer Meeting
1 Dec 2021 1st Asia-Pacific Conference on Condensed Matter Physics
26 Nov 2021 AIP WA - AGM Dinner and Seminar
23 Nov 2021 Asia Pacific Physical Societies' Forum
18 Nov 2021 ANZCOP21 Online
18 Nov 2021 Dynamical control of a non-Hermitian superconducting qubit
17 Nov 2021 Atomic-scale insight for global-scale impact: How ANSTO’s nuclear science tools are helping to answer big questions in research and innovation
16 Nov 2021 AIP NSW Branch AGM
15 Nov 2021 Environmental Research 2021
4 Nov 2021 Ceri Brenner FLEET-ANSTO CAS seminar
27 Oct 2021 Where Physics Ends and Metaphysics Begins
25 Oct 2021 Space for Planet Earth Challenge
19 Oct 2021 Sundowner Series - Fiona Stanley Radiation Lab Tour
15 Oct 2021 Spyplanes, Enzymes & Alpha Centauri: AIP Physics in the Pub
11 Oct 2021 International conference on Materials Science and Engineering
7 Oct 2021 2021 AAPPS-APCTP C.N. Yang Award Ceremony
6 Oct 2021 Virtual Vacuum Congress 2021
1 Oct 2021 Physics Education Group AGM
1 Oct 2021 Physics Education Group Discipline Workshop
23 Sep 2021 AIP Theoretical Physics Seminar Series - Quantum Measurement and Control with Massive Mechanical Oscillators
20 Sep 2021 Early Career Women in STEMM Paper & Grant Writing Workshop
14 Sep 2021 Review & Revision of the System of Radiological Protection
9 Sep 2021 Quantum Nature of Gravity in the Lab: Assumptions, Implementation and Applications on the Way
7 Sep 2021 15th International Conference on Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS-15)
31 Aug 2021 Mission to Mars with Susanna Guatelli
26 Aug 2021 AIP Theoretical Physics Seminar: Carl Bender, PT Symmetry
25 Aug 2021 zOOM into Physics 5: The Dark Side of the Universe
24 Aug 2021 The 2021 Around-the-Clock Around-the-Globe Magnetics Conference
18 Aug 2021 Life on Mars (with cosmic radiation) held by ANSTO
17 Aug 2021 2021 AIP Women in Physics Hobart Lecture
12 Aug 2021 The Thermodynamics of Clocks
29 Jul 2021 62nd Hybrid LIYSF 2021 STEM Programme
27 Jul 2021 AIP / IPAS Physics Industry Night
22 Jul 2021 Quantum stochastic resonance of individual Fe atoms
19 Jul 2021 14th Edoardo Amaldi Conference on Gravitational Waves (Amaldi14)
11 Jul 2021 IUPAP 7th Conference on Women in Physics
26 Nov 2020 WA AGM Dinner & Speaker: Dark Matter, Super Cooled Helium 3 near Absolute Zero and deals with Russian Nuclear Reactors

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