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The AIP is extremely excited to provide the current tour schedule of Dr Ceri Brenner during the Women in Physics Lecture tour.

Dr Ceri Brenner is a physicist using the most powerful lasers in the world to develop innovative imaging technology for medical, nuclear and aerospace inspection. She has a unique role that spans research, innovation and business development and is driving the translation of laser-driven accelerator research into industrial applications that impact our society. In 2017 she was awarded the UK Institute of Physics’ Clifford-Paterson Medal and Prize for her significant early career contributions to the application of physics in an industrial context.

A graduate of Oxford University and PhD from University of Strathclyde, Ceri has established a unique position working in the UK’s Central Laser Facility, in which her passion for application-focused research works alongside pursuing fundamental understanding of extreme condition physics.

She is a highly experienced and popular science communicator and is a strong advocate of physics engagement to reach new audiences within the public, academia and industry. She especially enjoys inspiring the next generation into this exciting profession. Ceri is also an active member of the physics community with leading committee roles within the Institute of Physics and British Science Association.

Her website can be found here:

IOPawards2017_CBYou can find out if Ceri will be visiting a location near you by accessing the tour document. Please note the document is being updated as more information becomes available and the information listed may be subject to change.


If you would like more information on a certain event, or would like to contact a local organiser, you can contact the National Tour coordinator Joanna Turner for further details:





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 LecturesPublic Lecture  by Dr Ceri Brenner at Macquarie University – 6.30 pm Wed 8 Aug. See pdf for details.
  • Einstein Lecture 2018: Tuesday 14 August 6 pm. Public Lecture at UNSW with Prof Michelle Simmons (2018 Australian of the Year) as the speaker. Register through this FLYER.
  • 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.