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NSWAIP Branch Talk – ANSTO Discovery Centre (Tues 26 June)

On Tuesday 26 June, the Australian Institute of Physics NSW Branch | Royal Australian Chemical Institute | The Royal Society of New South Wales | Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation presents BIG Science. Exploring the future of the world’s most exciting STEM challenges and developments at this year’s combined event.


When: Tuesday 26 June 2018

Where: ANSTO Discover Centre, New Illawarra Road Lucas Heights

Speaker: Professor Richard Garrett – Senior Advisor, Strategic Projects and Manager, Industry and External Engagement at ANSTO

Cost FREE.

Bookings Essential:

RSVP required by 22 June 2018


Optional tour of the Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering: 5.00pm – 6.00pm

Refreshments: 6.00pm – 6.30pm    Presentation: 6.30pm – 7.30pm

Optional dinner at RockSalt, 1/72-80 Allison Crescent, Menai ($50 pp.): 8.00pm

 Enquiries: Dr Frederick Osman on or refer to the attached flyer

Big Science Combined Meeting POSTER FINALPresented by the Australian Institute of Physics New South Wales Branch | Royal Australian Chemical Institute | The Royal Society of New South Wales | Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation



Welcome to an exciting NSWAIP 2018

Welcome to the website of the NSW branch of the Australian Institute of Physics. The NSW branch is very active and this will indeed be an exciting year.

AIP NSW Office Bearers for 2018:

Chair: Dr Fred Osman

Deputy Chair: Dr Graeme Melville (listen to some of his radio interviews: Exoplanets;   Earth’s Pole Reversal.

Secretary: Associate Professor Matthew Arnold

Treasurer: Dr Phil Burns

Committee Member: Dr Scott Martin

Committee Member: Associate Professor Michael Lerch

Committee Member: Mrs Erin Munn

Committee Member: Mr Robert Raposio

Committee Member: Dr Timothy Van der Laan

Website Manager: Dr Graeme Melville

Please view our calendar and details of coming and past events below. More details will become available as we get closer to the event.

2018 Event Dates: 

  • AIP seminar 13th Mar: Cathy Foley on superconductivity: Details in Pdf.
  • AIP / STANSW Physics Teachers Conference 15 June at UTS – details to follow.
  • ANSTO Visit: Tues 26 June.
  • AIP / RACI Joint Seminar: Tuesday 1 August.
  • WIP Lectures – Details to follow.
  • Einstein Lecture 2018: Tuesday 14 August 6 pm. Public Lecture at UNSW with Prof Michelle Simmons (2018 Australian of the Year) as the speaker. Details to follow.
  • AIP Physics in the Pub: New date – Friday 17 August. Details in Pdf.
  • AIP Industry Day:  Thursday 1 November – details to follow.
  • AIP Postgraduate Awards + AGM:Tuesday 13 November at the UNSW, School of Physics. Details to follow

Hope to see many people at our spectacular events this year.

Student Prizes

The NSWAIP gives out a number of  prizes each year including:

2017 Events :

2017 Community Outreach to Physics Award – this has been won by astronomer Dr Ragbir Bhathal from UWS and will be presented at 6 pm at the Postgraduate Awards Ceremony at UNSW on the 14 Nov. Congratulations Ragbir.