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NSW Branch

Welcome to the New South Wales (NSW) branch of the AIP.  Watch this space for local events in NSW! The NSW branch page is managed by Dr Graeme Melville .

NSW Awards and Prizes

    The NSW Branch celebrates its physicists by giving out awards and prizes. 

    Click below for the latest (2023) Australian Institute of Physics New South Wales Awards including the 2023 Community Outreach Award.

    Check Out NSW Awards And Prizes

    NSW 2023 Events

    • Frontiers of Science Forum - Friday 24 March - FLYER. If you missed it, HERE is the video.

    • Research Poster Presentation - UWS Campus Mon 3 April - FLYER Presentation Report.

    • Einstein Lecture 2023 - LASER SPECTACULARMonday 21 August. Time: 6:00 arrival for nibbles in the 12 Wally's Walk Atrium at Macquarie University. Lecture Start: 6:30 pm Mason Theatre. FREE laser talk and display. Flyer and REGO. Places limited for this event.

    • NSWAIP 2023 Physics in the Pub - Fri 25 Aug 7 pm start at THE BARRIE, 107 - 109 Regent St, Chippendale  FLYER  and REGO
    • WIP NSW Visit - Dr Karen Livesey. 13, 14, 15 September. Wollongong Visit and UNSW Visit. Newcastle Visit - book
    • 2023 ANNUAL PRESIDENTS' DINNER - Friday, 6 October -  Concord Golf Club, 190 Majors Road, Concord NSW                  FLYER and REGO
    • NSW Postgraduate Awards Event - Tues 14 Nov - FLYER
    • NSWAIP AGM -   Tues 21 Nov 6pm.  Details.

     'Physics in the Pub' 2023 is proudly supported by Laboratories Credit Union (LCU). With over 65 years of serving the financial needs of science industry employees, we’ve formulated the best customer service experience possible.  

    NSW 2022 News

    • 2022 NSW Community Outreach to Physics AwardThe Australian Institute of Physics in New South Wales has instituted this annual award as a means to recognise the work of individuals for community outreach to the discipline of physics. This Award seeks to acknowledge an individual, with a clearly notable record of work in contributing to outreach, physics education, and has demonstrated passion for the study of physics in New South Wales. Closes 8 October 2022.
    • 2022 NSWAIP Best Graduating Student - NEW
    • 2022 AIP Postgraduate Awards -  8 November 2022.

    Recorded Videos

    Past Events

    2022 Past Events


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    WHEN: 6.30 for 7PM, Friday 26 August, 2022
    WHERE: Harold Park Hotel, 70A Ross St, Forest Lodge
    HOW MUCH: Free, thanks to the fabulous sponsor Laboratories Credit Union (LCU)

     2022 Physics in the Pub Recording:

    • Einstein Lecture - Free. Wednesday 14 September at Keith Burrows Lecture Theatre (J14) UNSW - Refreshments 6:30 pm. Lecture 7:15 pm.   FLYER .   This event has finished but has been RECORDED.

      'Ripples in Space and Time: How gravitational waves have shaken our universe' by Prof Geraint Lewis and Prof. Tara Murphy. 

               Entry FREE but Registration is essential.
                                                 Flyer.                             Registration 
    • AIPNSW and Jak Kelly Postgraduate Day (8 November 2022), Concord Golf Club, 10am start.

    • NSWAIP AGM - Tuesday 29 November, 2022.

    Past 2021 Events:

    • 1st event of the year – Friday 12 March 2021

    Presents: 2021 Frontiers of Science Forum

    Exploring major discoveries and theories in physics, mathematics, biology and chemistry at this year’s combined AIP, TGNSW and RACI meeting. Please refer to the flyer as registration is necessary for attendance. FLYER

    • April 26, 27 , 28. AIPNSW WIP Lecture Series, Venue: Sydney and Wollongong. Speaker A/Prof Susanna Guatelli. Two Public Lectures. One at Wollongong Space Centre – bookings at 6: 00 pm on 26 April. Also at Macquarie University on Tues 27 April at 6:00 pm – Bookings. The topic is: Title: Radiation protection of astronauts in human missions to Mars: simulation and reality.
    • August 17. Einstein Lecture. Digital event from UNSW. 

      The Race to Mars  - Intro by Dr Graeme Melville (UNSW) with twin lectures by Prof Iver Cairns (USyd) on how 'Space Weather' will affect any journey to Mars with A/Prof Susanna Guatelli (UWollongong) talking about the latest research on biological radiation hazards that astronauts will be subjected to.                                                                               To watch go to link.

    • 15 October AIPNSW Physics in the Cloud. This will be an e-event. Register below.

    • 9 November AIPNSW Postgraduate Awards Day 1:45 pm - 3:45 pm.

    • 16 November NSWAIP AGM 6 pm - 6:45 pm.

    •  ZOOm into Physics Past events details HERE

      More past NSW events, please click here.

    Website:  Graeme Melville

    Listen to some of his radio interviews: Exoplanets;   Earth’s Pole Reversal – ABC Wollongong;  Earth’s Pole Reversal – ABC AdelaideEarth Spinning Faster

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