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August 2019

Claire Corani Memorial Lecture

Free

A FREE PUBLIC LECTURE will be presented, in conjunction with the Women In Physics Group, by the Australian Institute of Physics (SA branch). It is the Claire Corani Memorial Lecture, being the South Australian lecture in the 2019 AIP Women in Physics Lecture Tour. Dr Helen Maynard-Casely (an Instrument Scientist at ANSTO) will talk on "How neutrons will save the world". Abstract: They are small, neutral and often in a spin, and so much more than 'just' part of the…

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2019 Women in Physics Public Lecture hosted by the University of Western Australia

August 22, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Department of Physics at the University of Western Australia, along with the Australian Institute of Physics is presenting a FREE Public Lecture. Come along and listen to Dr Helen Maynard-Casely, from ANSTO. Dr Casely’s expertise is in the study of small molecules and ices under pressure – she completed her PhD in High Pressure Physics at the University of Edinburgh. She is currently working as an instrument scientist for the WOMBAT high intensity powder diffractometer. Much of this work is…

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Girls in Physics Breakfast – How neutrons can save the world

August 28, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am
$15

Be inspired for a career in STEM by ANSTO's Dr Helen Maynard-Casely as she discuses 'how neutrons can save the world' at the Girls in Physics Breakfast this August. Held at Monash University (Clayton), the morning will consist of girls in years 10 to 12 meeting with fellow students, talking to women in various stages of science or engineering careers, and learning more about this engaging field. For more information, please visit: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=504100&  or contact Vicphysics at vicphys@vicphysics.org Abstract: Neutrons…

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October 2019

A Space Adventure

October 9, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Braggs Lecture Theatre, The University of Adelaide, North Terrace
Adelaide, SA 5005 Australia
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Free

AIP Free Public lecture “A Space Adventure” By Dr Daniel Tani Abstract: Selected as an astronaut candidate by NASA in April 1996, Daniel Tani went on to spend 120 days living and working aboard the International Space Station. During his tour of duty aboard the station, he performed numerous robotic operations and logged a total of 34 hours and 59 minutes during five spacewalks. Come and hear about his amazing space adventure and what it is like to live and…

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November 2019

AIP Industry Day 2019

November 7, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
CSIRO Lindfield, 36 Bradfield Rd,
Lindfield, NSW 2070 Australia
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Free

Solving Global Challenges The AIP Industry Day is pitched to people looking to engage with experts and each other - it will include ample time for getting to know new people and catching up with old acquaintances. Site tours of the Lindfield complex over lunch - CSIRO, the National Measurement Institute, and also the Lindfield Collaboration Hub - a "deep tech" start-up co-location. Join us for an exhilarating, informative day where new connections are made. Please dress in a relaxed…

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2019 AIPNSW PHYSICS CAREERS EXPLORATION EVENT

November 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
University Technology Sydney, University Technology Sydney, building 1 (on Broadway), Level 4 (ground level from Broadway) Room 6 (north-west corner of building)
Sydney, NSW Australia
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Free

Today’s physicists find themselves working in almost every science and engineering environment, including teaching, and are often in leadership roles. The Physics Careers Exploration event is designed to help students and parents learn about the great career opportunities available to them in the field of physics and to engage in the learning environment and programs of various universities. The Physics Careers Exploration event will include interactive and group centred sessions with university representatives and networking opportunities with physics industry representatives.…

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2019 AIP NSW Postgraduate Awards Day

The AIP NSW Postgraduate and RSNSW Jak Kelly awards have been created to encourage excellence in postgraduate work. Students competing for the $500 prize and Postgraduate medal are asked to make a 20-minute presentation on their postgraduate research in Physics. The Royal Society of NSW will also award the Jak Kelly Scholarship prize of $500 as a separate award category for this event. Students nominated for the awards will also be invited as guests for the NSW AIP Branch annual…

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AIP NSW AGM

Nominations are now open for the 2020 NSW Branch committee of the AIP. Positions are open for of the 2020 Australian Institute of Physics NSW Branch. The Australian Institute of Physics NSW Branch committee meets monthly from February to November. The primary focus of the branch is to develop and coordinate an interesting program of events and speakers during the year on a range of topics related to physics. AIP current financial members are welcome to nominate on one of…

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AIP Western Australia Student Conference

November 14, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The AIP WA Conference brings together Honours, Masters and PhD students studying at WA institutions. Early stage physics researchers are invited to present their projects in a supportive environment to a tight-knit community of their peers. Enjoy a day of networking and 10-to-15-minute presentations in a formal setting.   Preliminary details November 14, 9am to 5pm. Ross Lecture Theatre, UWA Physics Building Further details will be announced in the coming weeks. For more information, contact Mitchell Chiew: mitchell.chiew@research.uwa.edu.au

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WA AIP branch 2019 AGM and dinner

November 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This year’s WA AIP AGM and dinner will have Emeritus Professor David Blair as its guest speaker. David Blair is an Australian physicist and professor at the University of Western Australia and Director of the Australian International Gravitational Research Centre (AIGRC). Professor Blair works on methods for the detection of gravitational waves and developed the niobium bar gravitational wave detector (NIOBE). In the last three years gravitational wave astronomers have listened to many tens of binary black hole collisions, black…

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QLD Branch AGM 2019

November 15, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
QUT Gardens Point, Room E207, E Block, 2 George St
Brisbane, QLD 4001 Australia
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We are pleased to announce that the QLD nominee for the 2019 Bragg Gold Medal, Dr Satya Undurti, will be presenting his research prior to the AGM. More information about his presentation are provided via the link below. The expected timing of the proceedings will be as follows: 4.00pm – 4.50pm Dr Satya Undurti presents his research 5.00pm – 5.30pm AGM For catering purposes it would be appreciated if you could register your attendance by Thursday the 14th of November…

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Public colloquium, Dr Steven Goldfarb from the ATLAS Experiment at CERN

November 19, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
QUT Gardens Point, Room 512, P Block, 2 George St
Brisbane, QLD 4001 Australia
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Dr Goldfarb will present a free public colloquium entitled "Hidden Pieces: The Large Hadron Collider and our dark universe". People have been fascinated by scientific discovery since ancient times. Today, for the first time ever, we can discover and analyse phenomena that we can neither see nor feel directly. In this fascinating presentation Dr Goldfarb will talk about dark matter, antimatter, and dark energy. He will go into extra dimensions and will look into the 95% of the Universe that…

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Public Lecture – Prof Rachel Webster, Nobel Lecturer 2019

"The Origins of the Universe" - Prof Rachel Webster, University of Melbourne The Nobel Prize in Physics 2019 was awarded "for contributions to our understanding of the evolution of the universe and Earth's place in the cosmos" with one half to James Peebles "for theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology", the other half jointly to Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz "for the discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a solar-type star." Every year, the Australian Institute of Physics, Victoria branch, invites a…

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February 2020

Bronze Bragg Presentation and Lecture

February 20, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Braggs Lecture Theatre, The University of Adelaide, North Terrace
Adelaide, SA 5005 Australia
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Free

“A short history of the universe – as we understand it today” Professor Rachel Webster University of Melbourne Abstract: Most of the universe is made of Hydrogen; indeed, in the early universe, there were essentially no elements heavier than Hydrogen and Helium. During this talk Professor Webster will trace the history of the universe, using Hydrogen as the primary focus. She will explain the bits we understand and some of the key questions we are addressing today. The efforts of…

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March 2020

Frontiers of Science Forum

March 6, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Exploring major discoveries and theories in physics, mathematics, biology and chemistry at this year’s combined AIP, TGNSW, RSNSW and RACI meeting Ever since the Copernicun revolution in the 15th century science has been progressing at an exponential rate. Major discoveries and theories in physics, mathematics, biology and chemistry, have shaped and continue to grow at an exponential rate. The Frontiers of Science forum will have a group of international experts to give brief talks on the latest and future developments…

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Canberra’s Volatile Summer: The New Normal?

March 11, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Kingston Hotel, 73 Canberra Avenue
Canberra, ACT 2603 Australia
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Free

You are invited to join UNSW Canberra researchers, Dr Sophie Lewis and Dr Rachel Badlan, for a public talk exploring the climate crisis impacting the Canberra community and its wider effect across the globe.

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September 2020

AIP-FLEET live-streamed talk: Exciton Science Webinar

September 4, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Exciton Science Webinar Dr Nas Meftahi- A shortcut to property prediction for photovoltaic material through machine learning Join Dr Nas Meftahi from RMIT University and the ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science. In this work, she will explore machine learning approaches that can leverage computationally expensive DFT calculations to estimate key photovoltaics material properties quickly and accurately. September 4, 11am Register at https://bit.ly/2YBSpg6 Event details When: 11AM Where: Register at https://bit.ly/2YBSpg6 Password: 686842

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November 2020

WA AGM Dinner & Speaker: Dark Matter, Super Cooled Helium 3 near Absolute Zero and deals with Russian Nuclear Reactors

The Physics Gala event of the year is fast approaching. Tickets are selling fast, book yours now here. Please consider bringing your students with you or if you are a student, ask your supervisor to sponsor your ticket. Join your fellow physicists for this years AGM dinner. It is our pleasure to no longer keep you in suspense about this years guest speaker! This years inspiring speaker will be covering topics including Dark Matter, Super Cooling Helium 3 to near Absolute…

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February 2021

ASTRO 3D and Galaxy Evolution: get set for our latest livestreamed event

February 5, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online Event, online Event, online Event
online Event, online Event 00000 United Kingdom
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The complex forces that influence the evolution of galaxies are being gradually discovered and teased apart by astronomers around the world – not least among them the researchers of the ARC Centre of Excellence for All Sky Astrophysics in 3 Dimensions (ASTRO 3D). Meet the organisation’s director, Professor Lisa Kewley of the Australian National University, in the next AIP livestreamed event, taking place on Friday, February 5. The fun starts at 2pm AEDT. Join via Zoom here: https://anu.zoom.us/j/86213326771?pwd=cVhCSXpRdWdXOEk2QWphVEZ3aDlIdz09  

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AIP AGM

February 10, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Online Event, online Event, online Event
online Event, online Event 00000 United Kingdom
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Annual General Meeting – via Zoom – on Wednesday, February 10. Professor Sven Rogge from the University of NSW will officially take the helm as President of the AIP. Sven will be joined by the rest of the new executive: University of Melbourne Professor Nicole Bell as Vice President, Dr Kirrily Rule from ANSTO as Honorary Secretary, Dr Stephen Collins from Victoria University as Honorary Registrar, and Dr Judith Pollard from the University of Adelaide as Honorary Treasurer. The AGM…

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March 2021

2021 Frontiers of Science Forum

March 12, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Concord Golf Club, 190 Majors Bay Road Concord, Concord Golf Club, 190 Majors Bay Road Concord NSW Australia + Google Map

Australia’s Chief Scientist, Dr Cathy Foley, will lead a star-studded team of presenters at this year’s Frontiers of Science Forum. The event, presented by the AIP, Teachers’ Guild of NSW and the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, will take place on Friday, March 12, at the Concord Golf Club in inner-western Sydney. The forum will explore major discoveries and theories in physics, mathematics, biology and chemistry. Joining Dr Foley will be: Professor Judith Dawes from Macquarie University’s Department of Physics and…

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April 2021

AIP-FLEET live-streamed talk: Tiny little lights – TMOS

April 23, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Online Event, online Event, online Event
online Event, online Event 00000 United Kingdom
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Using nanomaterials to create smart, miniaturised optical technologies that represent a whole new field in optics is the theme of the next AIP live-streamed event. Professor Dragomir Neshev from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Transformative Meta-Optical Systems (TMOS), based at the Australian National University, will explain how nanotechnology provides a new concept for the manipulation of light in ultra-thin materials. The approach, he says, overcomes the obstacles encountered by lens-based miniaturisation. The livestream kicks off at 2pm AEST, on…

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2021 Women in Physics Public Lecture hosted by the Science Space

April 26, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Science Space, 60 Squires Way
North Wollongong, NSW 2500 Australia
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UOW's School of Physics, along with the Australian Institute of Physics is presenting a FREE Public lecture, hosted by the Science Space. About this Event Associate Professor Susanna Guatelli was recently named as this year's Australian Institute of Physics 2021 Women in Physics Lecturer. The lecture celebrates the contribution of women to advances in physics. Biography: Associate Professor Susanna Guatelli was trained as a nuclear and subnuclear physicist at the University of Genova, Italy. In 2003, after a Master in…

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zOOm into physics – No.1: The Physics of Sci-fi

April 28, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Online Event, online Event, online Event
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"zOOm into physics" A regular series of virtual discussion on a range of physics topics you will love. No.1: The Physics of Sci-fi Wednesday 28th April - 8pm in the Zoom cupboard Zoom for fun? Physics for fun? Are you joking? Nope. We'll be putting the cat amongst the pigeons - or to be more precise - putting the philosopher amongst the physicists to stimulate a fun and thoughtful discussion on a different physics topic each month….and you are invited…

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zOOm into physics

April 28, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Zoom for fun? Physics for fun? Are you joking? Nope. We’ll be putting the cat amongst the pigeons - or to be more precise - putting the philosopher amongst the physicists to stimulate a fun and thoughtful discussion on a different physics topic each month….and you are invited - to listen or, perhaps, to participate with your thoughts or questions for our amazing panel. Dial in and ZOOM into physics! MISSION BRIEF: Sci-fi Our panel will describe their favourite scientific…

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May 2021

Zoom into Physics 2

May 26, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Zoom for fun? Physics for fun? Are you joking? Nope. We’ll be putting the cat amongst the pigeons - or to be more precise - putting the philosopher amongst the physicists to stimulate a fun and thoughtful discussion on a different physics topic each month….and you are invited - to listen or, perhaps, to participate with your thoughts or questions for our amazing panel. Dial in and ZOOM into physics! MISSION BRIEF: All things lunar Marking the total lunar eclipse…

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AIP Theoretical Physics Seminar: Dark Matter Puzzles from Indirect Searches

May 28, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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AIP Theoretical Physics Seminar Series Dark Matter Puzzles from Indirect Searches Tracy Slater, MIT Friday 28 May 11:00 AEST Abstract: The nature and origin of dark matter is one of the key unresolved questions of fundamental physics. Astrophysical and cosmological data provide powerful probes of dark matter properties, although to date no signal has been confirmed. I will discuss a number of claimed possible signals of novel dark matter physics in astrophysical datasets, alternative explanations, and open questions, with a…

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June 2021

Ask Us Anything – Nuclear Medicine

June 22, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Event, online Event, online Event
online Event, online Event 00000 United Kingdom

Suitable for members of the general public, this 90-minute free online event will include some short presentations and panel discussions wit About this event This free online event is an annual collaboration between the Australian Institute of Physics, ANSTO & Royal Australian Chemical Institute and the Royal Society NSW. Ask Us Anything - Nuclear Medicine Every Australian is likely to benefit from nuclear medicine, and on average will have at least two nuclear medicine procedures in their lifetime. Find out more…

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AIP Zoom into Physics 3: Future Power

June 23, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Zoom into Physics is a monthly moderated Zoom conversation with our resident panel: The Philosopher: Tibor Molnar The Experimentalist: Kirrily Rule The Theoretician: Geraint Lewis The Moderator: Scott Martin Audience participation is welcomed and encouraged - and don't let the title put you off - the discussion is intended for a general audience. We’ll be putting the cat amongst the pigeons - or to be more precise - putting the philosopher amongst the physicists to stimulate a fun and thoughtful…

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December 2021

AIP Summer Meeting

December 6, 2021 @ 8:00 am - December 9, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

Mark your diaries for the AIP Summer Meeting, set to take place in Brisbane this December. The event was founded in 2017 and takes place every two years, alternating with the AIP Congress. This year the meeting will be held at the Queensland University of Technology, running from December 6 to 9. It will be chaired by QUT’s Associate Professor Jennifer MacLeod More details, including program, registration and sponsors, will appear soon at https://aip-summer-meeting.com/

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