Welcome to the AIP President’s monthly bulletin for people around the country with an interest in physics. It has news and events for August 2010 and beyond.
Do you know someone who would like to contribute to running the AIP? The current executive retires in February 2011, and you are invited to nominate an AIP member for a position on the new executive. Nominations close on 21 August. Details below.
This month the AIP is exploring hairy and furry black holes with the 2010 Women in Physics lecturer, Elizabeth Winstanley from the University of Sheffield in the UK. She’s giving 20 talks around the country to schools, academics and the public. Details below.
Another AIP touring speaker is Elizabeth Thomsen from ANU, who is giving the AIP Queensland Youth Lecture Tour, aimed at year 10 to 12 students and science teachers. Her topic is the need for emission-free power, and how solar energy can provide that power.
And the winner of the 1997 Nobel Prize for Physics, William D. Phillips, is speaking in Sydney.
AIP branches are also talking about 50 years of the laser and its brilliant future; the 1910 Nobel Prize in physics; quantum physics; and the politics of fusion research.
These and many more events are listed below.
Don’t forget that the closing date for submitting papers to the AIP Congress is Friday 6 August. Registrations have now opened; the links are below.
And don’t forget our new online calendar of physics events. It’s at http://www.scienceinpublic.com/blog/aip-events. You can use the calendar to book events into your outlook or internet calendar, and you can submit events to the calendar.
You are welcome to contact me regarding AIP or other physics matters, just email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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In this bulletin:
National tour: 2010 Women in Physics – Elizabeth Winstanley
Black holes and the Large Hadron Collider will feature in a series of 20 talks around the country by the 2010 Women in Physics lecturer, Elizabeth Winstanley from the University of Sheffield in the UK. Elizabeth is an expert in general relativity, quantum gravity and quantum field theory in curved space-time. Her research focuses on the physics of black holes, particularly ‘hairy’ (and more recently, ‘furry’) black holes in general relativity and on the Hawking radiation of black holes as might be produced at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Switzerland. The latter topic will form the basis of many of her lectures in Australia. During August, Elizabeth is giving talks in New South Wales, Tasmania, Victoria, South Australia, Queensland and Western Australia for the public, scientists and students.
|2 Aug 2-3pm||Discussion forum, followed by lecture: What can neutrinos tell us about quantum gravity||Room 320, Physics, Sydney University, NSW|
|3 Aug, 6pm||Public lecture: Black holes at the Large Hadron Collider||Sydney Observatory, NSW||(02) 9921 3485 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (02) 9921 3485 end_of_the_skype_highlighting or book online|
|5 Aug, 7pm||Public lecture: Black holes in the LHC||Wollongong Science Centre, NSWemail@example.com or (02) 4286 5000|
|9 Aug, 1.30pm||School talk: Black holes, spaghetti and explosions||Launceston College, Launceston, Tas|
|9 Aug, 7pm||Public lecture: Black holes at the Large Hadron Collider||Sir Raymond Ferrall Centre (Building X, Theatre 5), University of Tasmania, Launceston campus, Tas||John MacFarlane on firstname.lastname@example.org or (03) 6327 4001|
|10 Aug, 12.45pm||School talk: Black holes, spaghetti and explosions||Don College, Devonport, Tas|
|11 Aug, 10am||School talk: Black holes, spaghetti and explosions||Hutchins School, Hobart, Tas|
|11 Aug, 2pm||School talk: Black holes, spaghetti and explosions||Elizabeth College, Hobart, Tas|
|11 Aug, 8pm||Public lecture: Mini black holes at the Large Hadron Collider||Physics Lecture Theatre 1, University of Tasmania, Hobart campus, 150 Churchill Ave Sandy Bay, Tas||Elizabeth Chelkowska on Elizabeth.Chelkowska@environment.tas.gov.au or (03) 6236 5575|
|16 Aug, 9.45am||School talk: Black holes, spaghetti and explosions||Matthew Flinders Girls’ High School, Vic||Ken Walker on email@example.com|
|16 Aug, 1.30pm||School talk: Black holes, spaghetti and explosions||Geoffrey Blainey Auditorium, Mt Helen campus, University of Ballarat, Vic||Stephanie Davison on firstname.lastname@example.org|
|17 Aug, 10.30am||Morning tea with Women in Physics Lecturer Professor Elizabeth Winstanley||School of Physics, Monash University, Vic||Amelia Liu on Amelia.Liu@monash.edu|
|17 Aug, 2.30pm||School talk: Black holes, spaghetti and explosions||John Monash Science School, Monash University, Vic||Alex Gavrilescu on email@example.com|
|17 Aug, 6.30pm||Public lecture: Black holes at the Large Hadron Collider||The University of Melbourne, Old Geology, Vic||Scott Wade on firstname.lastname@example.org|
|18 Aug, 9.15am||School talk: Black holes, spaghetti and explosions||Pascoe Vale Girls’ College, Vic||Zeita Hare on email@example.com|
|18 Aug, 7.30pm||Public lecture: Mini black holes at the Large Hadron Collider, and presentation of the Clare Corani Memorial Awards||Napier Lecture Theatre 102, Adelaide University, SA||Emma Heading on Emma.Heading@dsto.defence.gov.au|
|24 Aug, 6pm||Public lecture: Mini black holes in the LHC||Parnell Building (7) in room 222, University of Qld, St Lucia campus, Qld||Angela White on firstname.lastname@example.org|
|26 Aug, 11am||Colloquium: What can neutrinos tell us about quantum gravity?||Centre for Quantum Physics, Nathan campus, Griffith University, Qld|
|31 Aug, 3.30pm||Seminar: Mini black holes in the LHC||Room 2.15, School of Physics, University of Western Australia, WA||Gay Hollister on email@example.com|
|1 Sep, 6pm||Public lecture: Black holes at the Large Hadron Collider||Ross Lecture Theatre, School of Physics, University of WA, WA||Andre Luiten on firstname.lastname@example.org|
Australian Capital Territory
27 Aug 2010, 6:00 PM, refreshments available from 5:30 PM
AIP ACT branch meeting
SPEAKER: Ben Eggleton, University of Sydney
VENUE: Dunbar Lecture Theatre (PHYS T), Building 39a, The Australian National University
For more info click here.
New South Wales
17 Aug 2010, 6:00 PM
AIP NSW Branch meeting
TITLE: Declassification of fusion research in 1958: the politics, the physics and the Australian connection
SPEAKER: Brian James, University of Sydney
VENUE: Slade Lecture Theatre, School of Physics, University of Sydney
• 6:00-6.30 pm refreshments, Slade Lecture Theatre.
• 6.35-7.30 pm lecture by Brian James.
• 8.00 pm dinner with the speaker at Buon Gusto (Italian), 368 Abercrombie Street, Chippendale.
E-mail Dr Fred Osman (email@example.com) for more info, and if you will be able to join us for dinner.
For more info go to the AIP NSW branch website.
Upcoming branch meetings:
|23 Aug||Phil Dooley, University of Sydney
NB Free public lecture at the Powerhouse Museum
|Einstein’s unruly child: quantum physics|
|21 Sep||5:30pm: Felix Lawrence, University of Sydney||Photonic crystals: light’s playground|
|7pm: David Coutts, Macquarie University||Exploiting the colour variable in scientific imaging|
|26 Oct||Richard Newbury, University of New South Wales||Every thing you wanted to know about quantum transport but were afraid to ask|
|23 Nov||Annual General Meeting, Postgraduate Day & Annual Dinner|
3 Aug 2010, 1:00 PM- 2:00PM
AIP QLD Youth Lecture Tour
TITLE: Sparkly to sparky
SPEAKER: Elizabeth Thomsen, Centre for Sustainable Energy Systems, Australian National University
VENUE: IMB Auditorium, University of Queensland
Aimed at year 10 to 12 students and science teachers, a one-hour lecture will focus on the need for emission free power, and how solar energy can provide that power. The size of the problem faced by the world will be discussed, as will the size of the solar resource, both in Australia and worldwide. Technologies covered will include photovoltaic, thermal, and concentrator solar, as well as strategies to deal with the intermittent solar resource. Some of the current research at ANU will also be discussed.
Subsequent lectures will be held in Toowoomba, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay area and Rockhampton.
More info: Stephanie Golding on firstname.lastname@example.org or (07) 3365 3427.
17 Aug 2010, 6:00 PM- 7:00 PM
Tools of Science Series, Qld AIP and the School of Mathematics and Physics, University of Queensland
TITLE: The 1910 Nobel Prize in physics
SPEAKER: Ross McKenzie, University of Queensland
VENUE: Rm 222, Parnell Building, University of Queensland (St Lucia campus)
The lecture, illustrated where possible with items from the Physics Museum collection, will be followed by a discussion period where participants will be encouraged to show items they have brought along. Light refreshments will be provided courtesy of the School of Mathematics and Physics. The Physics Museum will be open from 5.30pm.
You can subscribe to receive email reminders about Tools of Science. Simply send an email message to email@example.com containing “subscribe tools-of-science” in the body of the email.
For more info go to the Tools of Science website.
Contact: Norman Heckenberg on firstname.lastname@example.org or (07) 3365 3369
10 Aug 2010, 5:00 PM- 7:00 PM
TITLE: AIP education committee (Victoria) meeting
VENUE: Kew High School, Kew
All teachers are welcome to attend this or any other meeting. If you would like to attend, please contact the chair, Sue Grant, at email@example.com
More info here: http://www.vicphysics.org/index.php?id=73
20 Aug 2010, 6.30PM
TITLE: 50 years of lasers and a brilliant future
SPEAKER: Hans Bachor, Australian National University
VENUE: Hercus Theatre, The University of Melbourne
For more info contact Scott Wade on firstname.lastname@example.org.
6 Aug 2010, 5:00PM – 7:00PM
TITLE: Presentation of the AIP-SA (incl NT) branch excellence in physics teaching award at the SA national science week opening event
VENUE: Goyder Pavilion, Wayville Showgrounds
More info: Maria Parappilly on email@example.com.
17 Aug 2010, 7PM
Laserfest: The laser is 50!
TITLE: 50 years young with a brilliant future
SPEAKER: Hans Bachor, ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum-Atom Optics, Australian National University
VENUE: Napier Lecture Theatre 102, Adelaide University
More info: Kris Rowland on firstname.lastname@example.org.
19 Aug 2010, 1:00PM – 3:00PM
Title: AIP-SA branch super science quiz (for secondary school students)
VENUE: Rumours Café, Adelaide University
More info from Brian Parsons on email@example.com.
New South Wales
4 Aug 2010, 6.30PM – 7.30PM
TITLE: Time, Einstein and the coolest stuff in the universe
SPEAKER: William D. Phillips, National Institute of Standards and Technology and the University of Maryland, and winner of the 1997 Nobel Prize in Physics
VENUE: The Seymour Centre, University of Sydney
To buy tickets, contact the Seymour Centre box office on (02) 9351 7940. Free for University of Sydney staff, students and Alumni (ID required).
19 Sep 2010, 10:00AM – 4:00PM (note: postponed from original date of 15 August)
TITLE: CSIRO Lindfield and NMI (National Measurement Institute) open day
VENUE: CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering Lindfield, Bradfield Road, West Lindfield, NSW 2070
Learn how important accurate measurement is to everyday life.
Hear about our research in measurement, physics, engineering and materials science.
Chat with our scientists about their work. Discover pathways to a career in science.
If that’s not enough …
Find out how modern movies such as Avatar use science, technology, engineering and lots of complicated maths.
Be entertained by ‘The Excited Particles’, Questacon’s theatre troupe, as they explore all things measurement.
More info: http://www.csiro.au/events/Lindfield-Open-Day-2010.html or contact Scott Martin on Scott.Martin@csiro.au or 0407-897-561.
Follow it on Twitter: @NMIOpenDay or Facebook: NMI Open Day.
5 August 2010, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Talks for VCE physics students (Melbourne University)
SPEAKER: Lloyd Hollenberg, School of Physics, University of Melbourne
VENUE: Laby Theatre, School of Physics, University of Melbourne
The topics are relevant to the VCE Study Design, and practising physicists have agreed to deliver them. The lectures, of about 1 hour duration, will be held on Thursdays at 6 pm in the Laby Theatre of the School of Physics. Some light refreshments will be available.
|19 Aug||Achilleas Nicola: All about electricity||VCE Unit 1, study 2 , Unit 4, study 1|
|2 Sep||Roger Rassool and Andrew Bowen: Hi-fi and surround sound||VCE Unit 4, study 3.3|
|16 Sep||Mark Boland: The synchrotron: how and why||VCE Unit 4, study 3.1|
|7 Oct||The broadband network: optics and fibres||VCE Unit 2 study 2, Unit 4 study 3.2|
|21 Oct||Michelle Livett: Sustainable energy…. really?||VCE Unit 1 study 3.5|
For more info click here.
15 Aug 2010, 10:00AM – 4:00PM
TITLE: Australian synchrotron open day 2010
More info: http://www.openday.synchrotron.org.au/ or contact Melissa Moyle on (03) 8540 4291.
CAS public lectures (Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne University)
The Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing holds regular free public lectures on the Hawthorn campus (usually in room EN313) at 6.30pm.
20 August 2010, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
TITLE: From games to galaxies
SPEAKER: Christopher Fluke, Swinburne
VENUE: Room BA201, Swinburne University, Hawthorn campus
Free, but booking required
Contact: Elizabeth Thackray on firstname.lastname@example.org or (03) 9214 5569
Upcoming public lectures:
|17 Sep||Richard Ellis, Caltech||Gravitational lensing: Einstein’s unfinished symphony|
|15 Oct||Yuri Levin, Leiden Observatory||Black holes in astronomy|
|5 Nov||Robert Crain, Swinburne||Galactic fireworks|
|19 Nov||Charles Lineweaver, ANU||The search for extra-terrestrials|
For more info go to the Swinburne public astronomy lecture website.
22 Aug 2010, 12:00 – 3:00PM
TITLE: Medical radiations careers open day
VENUE: Peter Mac, St Andrews Place, East Melbourne
This open day is for students interested in the medical radiations professions. Staff will conduct tours of these departments and provide important career and professional information.
Gingin Observatory, Gingin
Gingin Observatory runs a variety of public events, many suitable for families, as well as regular stargazing tours. More info is available at the Observatory website or by contacting Carol Redford or Donna Vanzetti on (08) 9575 7740 or email@example.com. Contact Carol or Donna to book into events.
The Gravity Discovery Centre is open every day of the school holidays, except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Special events include:
|14 Aug||4:30 – 8:30 PM||Scorpio’s treasure hunt|
|21 Aug||7:00 – 9:30 PM||Aliens! where are they?|
|28 Aug||6:30 – 9:30 PM||Parade of the planets!|
The current executive retires from office at the AIP Council meeting in February 2011. In accordance with the constitution and by-laws the current executive makes the following nominations for the next executive:
President: Dr Marc Duldig
Vice-president: no nominee at present
Treasurer: Dr Judith Pollard
Secretary: Dr Andrew Greentree
Registrar: Dr Bob Loss
Project officer: Dr Olivia Samardzic
Project officer: Dr John Humble
Members are also invited to make nominations for positions on the new executive. Nominations, seconded by a member and accompanied by written consent of the member nominated, should reach the AIP office by 21 August 2010.
The AIP 2010 Congress (5 – 9 December 2010, Melbourne, Australia) presents a unique opportunity for the Australian physics community to come together, discuss cutting-edge research, share breakthrough ideas and showcase our achievements to the nation. Registration is now open and we encourage you to register prior to the early bird closing, Friday 24 September 2010.
A brief reminder…the call for papers will now close Friday 6 August and we encourage you to submit via the Congress website.
The system which forwards members’ email addressed to their @aip.org.au address failed on or shortly after 14 July. We were notified of the failure on Monday 19 July. The problem occurred at the server in London and was fixed during 19 July London time. As far as we know no mail was lost. Would anyone who has an unresolved problem with their AIP email in that period please contact John.Humble@utas.edu.au.
Stephen Gibson, senior Fellow in the Atomic and Molecular Physics Laboratories at the ANU, has kindly agreed to take over the role of Group Convenor for ATMOP (Atomic and Molecular Physics Group of the Australian Institute of Physics). Stephen can be contacted on his email address Stephen.Gibson@anu.edu.au.
I note with sadness the death last October of Graham Sorell, distinguished medical physicist and active member of the AIP. He was chairman of the AIP South Australian branch in 1991, when he was instrumental in instigating the AIP Bragg Gold Medal for the best PhD thesis in physics by a student from an Australian University. Graham also actively supported the establishment of the Women in Physics program.
An obituary was published in the APESM Journal in December 2009, which can be found at the following link http://www.springerlink.com/content/3633mu6026826520/.
- Jamie Quinton, Flinders University: For influencing, inspiring and motivating student learning through the design and delivery of engaging, interactive and fun physics curricula that focus on positive student experiences
- Craig Savage, ANU: For implementing curricula that focus on thinking and acting like a physicist, especially through the development and scholarly evaluation of technology for physics education
- Rachel Webster: University of Melbourne: For creating an exceptional research training culture, inspiring and supporting early researchers to achieve excellence in the astrophysics field, and more broadly as research scholars
- Michael Tobar, UWA: For inspiring physics students to reach their full potential and transform to successful research scientists through participation in ground breaking research.
For more information, see http://www.altc.edu.au/July2010-2010-Citation-award-winners-announced
AIP photo and video contests
The AIP has prizes for the best photos of physics concepts and videos of physics in action, from school students (and teachers for the videos). The prize pool for each category is $1,000.
Entries close on the last day of Term 3.
Poster design competition for space agency forum at the Victorian Space Science Education Centre, Strathmore
Students in age range 8 to 11 are invited to design a poster on the theme ‘Space Technology to help the Earth’. Entries must be in to VSSEC by Monday 11th October. A powerpoint presentation is available to assist teachers. For more details go to http://www.vssec.vic.edu.au/events/competitions/aprsaf-poster-design-competition/.
Australian students perform well at the physics olympiad
The Australian physics team has just returned home from Zagreb, Croatia, where teams of five high school students competed in the 41st International Physics Olympiad. The Australian team performed admirably against tough competition, winning three bronze medals and two honourable mentions.
The results were:
- Madeleine Barrow, MacRobertson Girls High School, Vic – Honourable Mention
- Hilary Hunt, MacRobertson Girls High School, Vic – Honourable Mention
- Andrew Kam, Sydney Grammar School, NSW – Bronze Medal
- Alexander London, Sydney Grammar School, NSW – Bronze Medal
- Bob Wu, Sydney Grammar School, NSW – Bronze Medal
The week long Olympiad includes two gruelling five hour exams, one practical and one theoretical, as well as many opportunities to visit local attractions, including those with a scientific character. The team visited the birthplace and museum of Nikola Tesla, who is held in high esteem by the local people as well as the scientific community. Students who are selected for the team have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their studies in physics before undergoing intensive training at Monash University
Australia has been participating in the International Physics Olympiad since 1987. Australian Science Innovations, Inc. manages the Australian teams in the International Olympiads in Physics, Chemistry and Biology. For more info: www.asi.edu.au.
National science week events will take place in every state and territory. Many events are free and open to the public, so they are a great opportunity for all Australians to get involved in science. Over 650 events are already listed at www.scienceweek.gov.au.
National tour guest speakers include National Measurement Institute nanotechnologist Jan Herrman, whose team at NMI is building an ultra precision atomic force microscope to image and measure nanoscale objects, and Chris Smith, creator of the Naked Scientists radio program.
The national project for this year’s Science Week is the The Big Sleep Survey. Join in the sleep survey online where you can contribute by answering questions on your sleep habits and fill in a sleep diary. Lie down and be counted for science!
For more info, or to register events, go to www.scienceweek.gov.au.
The highly respected science journal Nature, established in 1869, has made some of the world’s most important physics and astrophysics research papers available online, including the discovery of the neutron, the first laser, the discovery of superfluidity, the explanation of quasars, the invention of holography, and much more.
Some papers include:
1896: Discovery of ‘Kathode rays’ by Jean-Baptiste Perrin
1896: Discovery of X-rays by Wilhelm Rontgen
1910: The physics of golf by J J Thomson
1913: Isotopes and protons by Frederick Soddy
1921: A brief outline of the development of the theory of relativity by Albert Einstein
1923: Waves of matter by Louis de Broglie
1932: Discovery of the neutron by James Chadwick
VSSEC—NASA Australian space prize
This prize allows an Australian university student to participate in a 10-week program, including working directly with NASA scientists and engineers, on a project that relates to their thesis topic.
More information on the Victorian Space Science Education Centre website. Applications close Monday 6th December.
Last year’s winner was Elizabeth Blaber, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, UNSW, who investigated the influence of microgravity on human cellular function.
L’Oréal for Women in Science
The 2010 winners of the L’Oréal for Women in Science fellowships will be announced on Tuesday 24 August. For more info go to http://www.scienceinpublic.com/loreal/.
Eureka Prizes – vote for the people’s choice
The winners of the many Eureka Prizes will be announced at the 2010 Award Dinner on 17 August in Sydney. You can still buy tickets to attend.
Until 15 August you can vote in the People’s Choice Award for ‘Australia’s favourite scientist’. One of the six finalists is CSIRO astrophysicist Naomi McClure-Griffiths, who is increasing our understanding of how galaxies evolve by mapping atomic hydrogen in our galaxy, the Milky Way, faster and in more detail than previous surveys.
New South Wales
Australian Telescope National Facility
The Australian Telescope National Facility holds regular colloquia on Wednesdays at 3.30pm (coffee at 3.15pm) in the ATNF Marsfield Lecture Theatre. More info here or contact Bjorn Emonts on Bjorn.Emonts@csiro.au or (02) 9372 4368.
|4 August||Marcella Massardi, Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF)||Planck & the ground-based telescopes sinergies (i.e. how can ground-based telescopes help CMB missions and viceversa?)|
|11 August||Alex Hill, University of Wisconsin||Warm ionized gas in the Galaxy|
School of Physics, University of Sydney
The School of Physics holds regular colloquia on Mondays at 3.15pm (refreshments from 3pm) in the Slade Lecture Theatre, School of Physics A28, University of Sydney. More info here or contact Bruce Yabsley (02) 9351 5970 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
|2 August||Elizabeth Winstanley, University of Sheffield, UK||What can neutrinos tell us about quantum gravity?|
|9 August||Dragomir Neshev, ANU||Nonlinear nanophotonics|
|16 August||John O’Sullivan, CSIRO||TBA|
|23 August||David O’Connor, Bandwidth Foundry International||TBA|
|30 August||Wolfgang Lubitz, Max Plank Institute for Biophysical Chemistry||TBA|
|6 September||Melvin Hoare, University of Leeds||TBA|
School of Physics, University of NSW
The School of Physics holds regular colloquia on Tuesdays at 3-4pm in the School of Physics Common Room, Room 64, Old Main Building, University of NSW. More info here or contact Julian Berengut on email@example.com or (02) 9385 7637.
None are currently timetabled – check the website for updates.
Physics Department, University of Queensland
The Physics Department holds regular colloquia on Fridays at 4pm (refreshments from 3.30pm) in Room 222, Parnell Building, University of Queensland. More info here or contact Chao Feng on firstname.lastname@example.org or (07) 3346 7719.
None are currently timetabled – check the website for updates.
Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne University
The Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing holds regular colloquia, usually on Thursdays at 11.30am, in the Swinburne Virtual Reality Theatre (Room 104, AR Building). More info here or Jonathon Kocz on email@example.com.
|12 August||Aidan Hogan, Curtin University of Technology||TBA|
|19 August||Peter McLeish||TBA|
|26 August||Bart Pindor, University of Melbourne||TBA|
|7 September||Hilton Lewis, Keck Telescope||Strategic thrusts at WMKO|
School of Physics, University of Western Australia
The School of Physics, UWA holds regular seminars on Tuesdays at 3.30-4.30pm in Room 2.15 (and also other times and locations, where noted). More info here or contact Gay Hollister on firstname.lastname@example.org or (08) 6488 2738.
|3 August||Du, Zhihui, Tsinghua University, China||SPMD algorithms design in computational science and technology|
(4-5pm, Clews lecture theatre)
|Amy L.Oldenburg, University of North Carolina, USA||Magnetic nanoparticles for biomedical imaging contrast and elastography using optical coherence tomography|
|10 August||Heidi Reinholz, Johannes-Kepler-Universtität Linz, Austria||Radiation from dense plasmas|
|17 August||Klaus Regenauer-Lieb and Frank Horowitz, Western Australian Geothermal Centre, UWA||TBA|
|24 August||Nils Ross, UWA||TBA|
|27 August||Peter McLeish, Canadian-born international multi-media artist/filmmaker||A collaboration based on Red Sprites|
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05 Aug – 09 Aug 2010
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31 Aug – 04 Sep 2010
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08 Sep – 11 Sep 2010
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31 Oct – 04 Nov 2010
Early bird registration before August 15.
National Wine Centre, Adelaide, SA
28 Nov – 02 Dec 2010
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05 Dec – 10 Dec 2010
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05 Apr – 09 Apr 2011
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06 Jun – 08 Jul 2011
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Our next bulletin, to be sent out at the end of June, will cover events in July 2010. We welcome contributions about activities, conferences and announcements. Our next submission deadline is Wednesday 25 August. Please send your submissions to Niall Byrne or Margie Beilharz from Science in Public on email@example.com or call (03) 9398 1416.
The AIP’s journal, Australian Physics, welcomes your articles. The deadline for the Jul-Aug issue is 28 August. Email your articles and ideas to the editor, Paulo De Souza on Paulo.Desouza@csiro.au.
For more information on physics events go to the AIP Events Calendar.
Assoc. Prof. Brian James
President of the Australian Institute of Physics
Phone: +61 (2) 9351-2471