The Dirac Medal for the Advancement of Theoretical Physics is awarded by UNSW in association with the Australian Institute of Physics NSW branch and The Royal Society of NSW each year.
The Lecture and the Medal commemorate the visit to UNSW in 1975 of the British Nobel laureate, Professor Paul Dirac, who was one of the greatest theoretical physicists of the 20th Century.
Professor Dirac gave five lectures which were published as a book Directions of Physics. He donated the royalties to UNSW for the establishment of the Dirac Lecture and Prize, which includes a silver medal and honorarium. It was first awarded in 1979.
2017 Dirac Lecturer: Professor Boris Altshuler from Columbia University.
The AIP Industry Days are informal and relaxed functions where delegates can engage with compelling topics, enjoy discussions with diverse people and select a site tour within one of Australia’s key science and technology sites. The 2017 event will continue on with the theme from last year.
The NSW AIP Branch will hold it’s Annual Postgraduate Awards Day on Tuesday 14 November 2017 at the University of New South Wales, Business School Lounge on the top floor of the Australian School of Business, Kensington Campus. Each NSW University can nominate one student to compete for the $500 prize and Postgraduate medal on that day. Students will 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. These awards have been created to encourage excellence in postgraduate work, and all nominees who participate in the Postgraduate Awards Day will receive a special certificate recognising the nominee’s high standing.
AIP Postgraduate Awards SCHEDULE BOOKLET-2017.
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.
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.
Please view our calendar and details of coming and past events below.
2017 Event Dates:
- AIP Boas Medal Seminar: Wednesday 15 March
- AIP Physics in the Pub: Tuesday 20 June
- AIP / RACI Joint Seminar: Tuesday 1 August
- WIP Lectures – by Dr Katie Mack: Mon 31 July – Thurs 3 Aug. Details to follow.
- Einstein Lecture 2017: Wednesday 16 August at 6 pm (Public Lecture by Dr Karl at the fabulous new Nanoscience Hub in the School of Physics, Sydney University).
- AIP Industry Day: Thursday 9 November
- AIP Postgraduate Awards + AGM: Tuesday 14 November
Hope to see many people at our spectacular events this year.
The NSWAIP gives out a number of prizes each year including: 2018 AIP NSW Eligibility Criteria for Student Prizes entitled Best Graduating Student.
PAST Events so far this year:
AIP NSW Office Bearers for 2017:
Chair: Dr Matthew Arnold
Deputy Chair: Professor Les Kirkup
Secretary: Dr Frederick Osman
Treasurer: Mrs Erin Munn
Committee Member: Dr Chris Garvey
Committee Member: Dr Phil Burns
Committee Member: Dr Scott Martin
Committee Member: Dr Graeme Melville
Committee Member: Associate Professor Michael Lerch
Committee Member: Mr Boris Jovanoic
Committee Member: Mr Stephen Foster
Website Manager: Dr Graeme Melville