Preparations for the 2018 AIP Congress—in Perth, December 9 to
13—are now well underway, with most of the plenary speakers announced. And the call for abstracts has just opened. More on both of those below.
This year we are really trying to attract a larger industry presence at the Congress, so please pass on the call for abstracts to those you know who are working in physics outside academia. It would also be great to see a large representation of science teachers at the conference.
Get your abstracts in today to help make this the biggest and best Congress yet.
As you probably know, AIP members receive discounted rates to attend the AIP Congress, but there are many other member benefits too.
This month our Vice President Jodie Bradby shared her thoughts on why all physicists should be members of the AIP. She highlights the great work undertaken by our members, and the events they work tirelessly to make happen.
Also in this bulletin, we hear from an AIP member who represented the AIP at Science meets Parliament earlier this year. Claire Edmunds, a PhD candidate from the University of Sydney and Professor Andre Luiten from the Institute for Photonics & Advanced Sensing (IPAS) were given the chance to network with the most brilliant minds in Australian science and members of parliament—while learning about the value those relationships provide.
I was pleased to hear that the experience was not only beneficial for our representatives and their careers, but was also a whole lot of fun. You can read Claire’s report below and Andre’s in the next edition of Australian Physics.
Finally, a lot of great Australian physics research made its way into the news this month, so be sure to check out some of the great media coverage below.