Category Archives: VIC

WOMEN IN PHYSICS LECTURER 2018 – DR CERI BRENNER

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: http://www.drceribrenner.co.uk/

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: aip_branchsecretary_qld@aip.org.au

 

 

 

 

WIP Public Lecture 2017

“Dispatches from a Dark Universe”

Presented by Dr Katie Mack, University of Melbourne

The Victorian Branch is delighted to announce the Women in Physics public lecture for 2017, “Dispatches from a Dark Universe”, presented by Dr Katie Mack of the University of Melbourne.

 

When: Tuesday 15th August 2017, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Where: Laby Theatre, David Caro Building, University of Melbourne

https://maps.unimelb.edu.au/parkville/building/192s/laby_theatre

 Light refreshments provided from 6pm

 Abstract:

There’s more to the Universe than we can see – even more than we can ever see. I’ll give a tour of the edges of our knowledge of the cosmos, including where the frontiers are, and what might remain unknowable forever. Come for the Big Bang, stay for the possibility of the ultimate destruction of all of reality.

About the speaker:

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Dr Katherine (Katie) Mack is a theoretical astrophysicist. Her work focuses on finding new ways to learn about the early universe and fundamental physics using astronomical observations, probing the building blocks of nature by examining the cosmos on the largest scales. Throughout her career as a researcher at Caltech, Princeton, Cambridge, and now Melbourne University, she has studied dark matter, black holes, cosmic strings, and the formation of the first galaxies in the Universe. Katie is also an active science communicator and is passionate about science outreach. As a science writer, she has been published by Slate, Sky & Telescope, Scientific American, and other popular publications, and has been a columnist for Cosmos Magazine.

Registration

As this event is expected to attract a number of people, in order to plan for catering it would be ideal if you could register via the following Google Forms link:

https://goo.gl/forms/nHPxwRyKn36FMivb2

We look forward to seeing you all there!

Anton Tadich

AIP Victorian Branch Chair

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Dr Katie Mack – Women in Physics Lecture Tour 2017 – VIC 14 -15 August

Dr Katie Mack is the Women in Physics Lecturer for 2017.

See if she is coming to a location near you!

 

14th August – Bendigo, Victoria

Event: Public lecture

Topic: A Tour of the Universe (and Selected Cosmic Mysteries)

Where: La Trobe University

When: 12.00pm

 

15th August – Bundoora and Melbourne, Victoria

Event: Girls In Physics Breakfast

Topic: Everything you wanted to know about Dark Matter but were afraid to ask.

Where: La Trobe University, Bundoora

When: 7am

 

Event: Public Lecture

Topic: Dispatches from a Dark Universe

Where: The Laby Lecture Theatre, University of Melbourne

When: 6.30pm

AIP Laboratory Tour: IMBL Beamline @ the Australian Synchrotron

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Dear AIP Member,

The AIP Victorian Branch is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for you to visit the Imaging and Medical Beamline (IMBL) at the Australian Synchrotron!

Amongst the world’s synchrotron light source laboratories there are only a few examples of a dedicated beamline working in the field of medical radiography and radiotherapy research. The Imaging and Medical beam line (IMBL) at the Australian Synchrotron is just such a purpose built facility. The x-ray beams from the synchrotron provide bright, low bandwidth, coherent, and polarised radiation which IMBL uses to create a useful tool. IMBL was designed and built to investigate ways in which the qualities of synchrotron x-ray beams can be exploited for bio-medical research. The highly collimated nature of the beam allows spatial modulation with feature sizes down to the ~10 micron scale. High lateral and transverse coherence enables phase contrast planar imaging and computed tomography (CT) for both bio-medical and materials radiography. IMBL’s bright illumination can also be exploited for dynamic x-ray imaging over large areas and with frame times of a few milliseconds. IMBL has three radiation enclosures for experiments. Together these host a wide range of studies, from broad bandwidth fine structured beam radio-biology projects, to monochromatic (narrow bandwidth) computed tomography, large animal pre-clinical and eventually clinical human x-ray imaging. The latter will be enabled with a new Patient Positioning System (PPS) installed and commissioned in early 2017.

The evening will begin with presentations from IMBL Senior Scientist Dr Chris Hall (Australian Synchrotron) and ARC Future Fellow Dr Marcus Kitchen (Monash University). Following this, a tour of the IMBL beamline will commence which will cover the experimental hutches, beam transfer tunnel, and the newly installed robotic patient positioning system.

Tour Details

Where : Australian Synchrotron, 800 Blackburn Road, Clayton. Meet at the reception area of the National Centre for Synchrotron Science (NCSS)

When: Monday July 3rd, 6:30pm ~ 8:30pm. Guests are requested to arrive prior to 6:30pm for visitor sign-in.

Format: ~ 1 hour of presentations by IMBL scientists, followed by ~ 1 hour tour of the IMBL beamline. IMBL staff will be in attendance during the event.

Visit Schedule

  • 5:30pm – 6:30pm: Arrival and sign-in
  • 6:30pm ~ 7:30pm: Presentations from IMBL scientists and users
  • Dr Chris Hall (IMBL Scientist, Australian Synchrotron) “Introduction to the IMBL at the Australian Synchrotron”
  • Dr Marcus Kitchen (ARC Future Fellow, Monash University)
  • “X-ray computed tomography with dose reduction factors in the thousands”
  • 7:30pm ~ 8:30pm : Tour of IMBL beamline

Registration: Registration is required as places are limited, and attendee names are required prior to the event in accordance with visitor regulations at the Australian Synchrotron. All registrants will be emailed an information pack closer to the date, containing important information about the visit.

Please note: For those who arrive on the night who have not registered, the AIP Victorian Branch cannot guarantee you will be able to attend the tour. We thank you for your understanding.

To register for the event please access the following Google Form link:

htps://goo.gl/forms/YoOpBFCdXwzj6MFV2

Cheers,

Anton Tadich

AIP Victorian Branch Chair

Flyer Attachment:

AIP_IMBLTour_Flyer

Victorian Branch Nobel Lecture and Annual General Meeting (AGM) 1 Dec

Due to a clash with the Australian Synchrotron User’s Meeting, the Victorian Branch Nobel Lecture and Annual General Meeting (AGM) has been postponed. They will now be held on Thursday 1stDecember at Swinburne.

The Nobel Lecture will be given by Prof. Michael Fuhrer.

 Date: Thursday the 1st of December 2016

Venue: Swinburne University, Hawthorn campus, BA building, BA201 (enter from Burwood Road)

Time: lecture 6.30 – 7.30 pm, AIP AGM 7.30 – 8:00 pm

RSVP: aip.org.au/category/vic/

The AGM will be held directly after the lecture at the same location. Please find attached a poster (2016_Nobel_Lecture_MFuhrer) on the lecture and  a map showing the location of the lecture hall at Swinburne’s Hawthorn Campus.

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