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April 2018

Space invaders

April 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$6

SETI and breakthrough listen: Are we alone? Robert Hollow (Educations Specialist, Astronomy and Space Science, CSIRO)  @roberthollow The CSIRO Parkes radio telescope is a key facility in the Breakthrough Listen project. This is the largest and most sensitive search yet for extra-terrestrial intelligence (SETI) conducted to date and involves telescopes in both hemispheres. CSI: Supernova Dr Stuart Ryder (Head of International Telescope Support, Australian Astronomical Observatory)  @AAOastro Why do some stars end their lives in catastrophic supernova explosions? Those of us who…

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Size isn’t everything

April 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$6

A closer look: Saving the world atom by atom Professor Julie Cairney (Professor, The University of Sydney)  @JulieCairney How many atoms in a pint of beer? Roughly 2x10^26. That many grains of sand would make up 100 million Earths. I'll talk about how we can look at these atoms, from huge electron microscopes to 3D atomic-scale mapping tools. Atom-thick membrane: Water they think of next! Dr Adrian Murdock (Postdoctoral Research Fellow, CSIRO)  @adriantmurdock Imagine a new water membrane that works simpler, lasts…

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ET phone Dalby

April 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$6

The search for extraterrestrial life is happening within our own backyard! Toowoomba astronomers are pushing the planetary frontier, assisting NASA in discovering planets and potential liveable worlds beyond our solar system. Come to Dalby's Mary Commerical Hotel, on a journey through time and space, exploring where life might arise within our own galaxy and discover how astronomers search for these mysterious worlds. Planet hunting Belinda Nicholson (PhD Candidate, University of Southern Queensland)  @austronomer We're going on a planet hunt... we're…

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Atomic bonds, colorbonds and silicons

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Materials of the future - "painting" the picture of the silicon age. Not Just a Pretty Face! The Science of Paint Dr Phil Barker (Research Fellow, University of Wollongong) From high-tech paint on your car to the paint on your wall, many types of surface coating are encountered in day-to-day life. Here the components of paint will be viewed from a molecular level and factors affecting performance in-service are described. Beyond the Silicon Age Dr David Cortie (Research Fellow, University of Wollongong)…

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Quintessential quantum physics

$6

What makes the universe tick? Can atoms cast shadows? The second night of Pint of Science will provide answers to these and other quantum physics questions as two researchers from Griffith's Centre for Quantum Dynamics present their work. Be sure to bring a friend, because on Tuesdays the kitchen at Parky puts on an awesome deal: buy one main meal, get the second for $7. What makes the Universe tick? Professor Joan Vacarro (Professor, Griffith University)  @JoanVac I'll show how time…

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Chemistry and the Cosmos

April 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$6

Tickets Remaining 45 If you ever fell asleep in Chemistry class, let this evening of footloose molecular madness and Big Bang 'afterglow' change your mind about the most reactive science. From anti-matter to porous matter Dr Cara Doherty (Research Scientist, CSIRO) Metal-organic frameworks are amazing porous crystals which are promising for innovations in energy, health and the environment. Tailoring pores allows for greater storage capacity, faster kinetics and better selectivity for many future applications. The Midas touch Dr Jason Dutton (Associate Professor,…

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Far out! of this world

$6

Across the universe, billions of starts shine light on planets like our own. And when they're done doing what they're doing, they explode spectatularly. Come and learn from some of Canberra's own shining stars, as we delve into the science of stars and their planets, and get up close and personal with their spectacular deaths Studying the stars to know their planets Adam Rains (PhD Candidate, Australian National University)  @AdamDRains We have now discovered thousands of planets orbiting stars other…

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UQ SASS – Bar Trek

$30

Space, the big black thing... These are the voyages of the Starship SASS. It's one night mission: To crawl around Brisbane, explore new dance floors, and to seek out strange new beverages. To boldly go where no pub crawl has been before...the RE. Embark aboard the Starship SASS on its maiden voyage as the club begins its trek into deep space. To get there, WE NEED YOU! Enlist in Starfleet on the 3rd of April, select your crew position and…

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Rethinking energy and coal

April 30, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
$6

It won't take much energy to enjoy these talks! Come to the Catchment where beer will help us learn about Australia's electricity network, and coal will teach us about the history of evolution. Test your trivia skills for some Pint of Science prizes and enjoy some delicious food and drink! Electricity is (sort of) like beer Dr John Gardner (Senior Research Scientist, CSIRO)  @CSIROnews Using beer as an example, I'll explain how the electricity network in Australia operates, why prices have…

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The many faces of venom and art

April 30, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
$6

Want to enjoy a pint, but not sure which science you want to hear about? The Catchment Brewing Co. has got you covered on Tuesday, with an incredible double hitter - one talk on how spider venoms can be used for drugs, and one talk about science communication and art. You won't want to miss this. Art + Science = ? David Harris (Artscience Researcher, QCA-Griffith University/Physics Museum Curator, University of Queensland)  @physicsdavid When art and science meet, what comes out…

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Sensing galaxies

$6

Can galaxies influence their neighbors? How can research on honey bees help us learn about Mars? All the answers can be found at the Republic Bar and Café on the first night of Pint of Science in Hobart. Come on down, grab a pint, and learn about astronomy and microsensors from a CSIRO expert and a local University of Tasmania researcher.There will be trivia, there will be games! To Mars and beyond Professor Paulo de Souza (OCE Science Leader, Data61, CSIRO)…

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May 2018

Physics in the Pub

May 9, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Smith’s Alternative, 76 Alinga St, Canberra, 76 Alinga St
Canberra, ACT Australia
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Free

Physics in the Pub, May 9 Ever wanted to learn a little more about those gravitational waves you keep hearing about? Or see how the weird world of quantum mechanics is now approaching human scales? Then come along to “Physics in the Pub”, a free, fun event brought to you by Phil Dooley and the ACT Branch of the Australian Institute of Physics. It will start at 7pm on Wednesday May 9, at Smith’s Alternative in Civic (no tickets required,…

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Physics in the Pub

May 11, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Beer Deluxe, 329 Burwood Rd
Hawthorn, VIC 3122 Australia
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Free

Physics in the Pub is an informal, lighthearted night where physicists, astronomers, theoreticians, engineers and educators share their love of science Grab a drink and a snack, and hear local researchers talk and laugh about their science in a relaxed setting. Some presenter slots available: You’ll have eight minutes to entertain the audience with stand up, a poem, a song or just a damn good science talk. Email philuponscience@gmail.com now! #PubPhysicsMelb

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Amazing atoms

May 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$6

Vortex fluidics in action Professor Colin Raston (Professor in Clean Technology, Flinders University)  @RastonLab The vortex fluidic device has remarkable applications in protein folding, targeted drug delivery, slicing carbon nanotubes, biodiesel production, and more, all under scalable continuous flow. You are what you eat: a pile of atoms Dr Nina Welti (Research Scientist, CSIRO) Do you wonder where your food comes from? How certain are we that we get what we buy? We can use naturally occurring isotopes along with innovative mapping…

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Scoping out the answers

$6

Perth researchers are using innovative techniques to explore natural phenomena at both large and small scales. Join us with a $15 chicken curry & chips special at The Boston to explore telescopes and microscopes! ASKAP: radio eyes on the sky in WA Dr Minh Huynh (Senior Data Scientist/Research Astronomer, CSIRO)  @astro_minh The CSIRO is building the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) in outback WA. This new radio telescope is testing innovative technologies as well as doing ground breaking astrophysics in…

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Dude, where’s my hoverboard?

May 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$6

What can be done with nanotechnology? Nekane Reta Murua (PhD Student, UniSA) From computers to sports gear, nanotechnology plays an important role in the manufacture of numerous products that we employ in our everyday lives. I will give an overview of how these nanotechnologies impact our lives. Superconductivity: has it touched your life? Dr Catherine Foley (Deputy and Science Director, CSIRO) Superconductivity was accidentally discovered over 100 years ago. What is it and is it just a laboratory curiosity or…

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Here comes the future: AI and 3D printing

May 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$6

See into the future with us at the Normanby! Our sources say there will be talks on strategic foresight and the medical applications of 3D printing. Eat, drink, and have a go at trivia to win some cool Pint of Science prizes. We're predicting an all-around good time! Seeing the future Dr Stefan Hajkowicz (Principal Scientist, Data61, CSIRO)  @stefanhajkowicz Ok, so we can't see the future. But we can use scenario planning, horizon scanning, megatrends analysis, statistical forecasting and other tools…

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Scintillating tech

$6

Can smart phones help those who suffer diseases like diabetes and heart disease? How do shiny mirrors aid our quest in cosmic exploration? Toowoomba's Irish Club Hotel will have pint's filled with science, exploring smartphone technologies use in disease management and what shiny things astronomers use to allow us to explore the universe from the comfort of our own planet. An app a day keeps the doctor at bay Dr Marlien Varnfield (Research Team Leader, CSIRO) I will show how smartphone…

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Farming fuel

$6

$10 Pizza and agricultural advances. Opportunity from a menace: a feral problem Dr Justin Perry (Research Scientist, CSIRO) Feral animals are a massive problem in Australia. Every year land managers, state and federal governments spend millions of dollars controlling feral animals with limited long term success. Can we turn the menace into an opportunity? A new sprayable biodegradable technology Dr Keith Bristow (Team Leader, Soil Physics and Hydrology, CSIRO) A new sprayable biodegradable product to replace petroleum based plastic mulch films used…

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Minute molecular mechanics and best bras

$6

The UniBar is the place to 'B' to find out more about the Biophysics of our Bodies, through to the Biomechanics of Breasts. Fighting Disease, One Molecule at a Time Professor Antoine van Oijen (ARC Laureate Fellow, Distinguished Professor, University of Wollongong)  @van__oijen Physics and medicine come together in the development of microscopy so powerful that we can visualise individual protein and DNA molecules. The ability to see how they behave helps us better understand how they might play a role…

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Challenging the Laws of Physics

May 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Tonight we will aim to change the Laws of Physics. Prof. Jason Twamley will talk about quantum computing and the important of such research. Astrophysicist Dr. George Hobbs will explain what mysterious pulsars are and why their study is so important for physicists. After the break, cosmologist Dr. Luke Barnes will challenge our understanding of the physical constants to demonstrate that we live in a finely-tuned Universe. This event is for those aged 18 years and older.

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What the quark?

$6

Beyond the standard model Dr Jacinda Ginges (Australian Research Council Future Fellow, The University of Queensland) The standard model of particle physics goes part way towards a theory that unifies the forces of nature. I will discuss its successes, why we expect something new, and how we are searching for this at high-energy and high-precision frontiers. Superconductivity: has it touched your life? Dr Catherine Foley (Deputy and Science Director, CSIRO) Superconductivity was accidentally discovered over 100 years ago. What is it…

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The basics of building the Universe

$6

A journey through space. Come and let our experts from CSRIO, Melbourne Uni and Deakin take you on an expedition through the galaxy. Carbon fibre: from rackets to rockets Dr Sally Hutchinson (Senior Research Scientist, CSIRO)  @CSIROnews Incredibly strong and lightweight, carbon fibre is a material of the future. It can be used in everything from bikes to satellites, fighter jets to high performance cars. Magnifying the distant Universe Dr Rachael Livermore (ARC DECRA Fellow, University of Melbourne)  @rhaegal How do you…

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June 2018

Mega Volcanic Eruptions and the Greatest Mass Extinction of All Time

June 24, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Summary The Royal Society of Tasmania - 2018 Launceston Lecture Series Start Date 24th Jun 2018 1:30pm End Date 24th Jun 2018 2:30pm Venue Meeting Room, QVMAG at Inveresk RSVP / Contact Information No RSVP required. Presented by Dr Karin Orth Five near extinguishments of life on Earth have been related to changes in Earth’s atmosphere and oceans. Extra-terrestrial meteorites are often blamed, but Earth’s own forces may be suspect. Heat within the Earth builds volcanoes. Even small volcanic eruptions…

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August 2018

AIP NSW Physics in the Pub

August 17, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
Orient Hotel, 89 George Street, The Rocks
Sydney, NSW Australia
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Free

Join us as we head down to one of Sydney’s great pubs at The Orient Hotel. Catch up with other physicists and engage in conversation in a relaxed social setting. This is a free event; however, attendees will need to cover the cost of their own food and drinks. Local scientists will give eight-minute presentations about their research, the colourful history of physics and quirky phenomena that pique their interest. FORMAT OF THE EVENING: From outlandish inventions to the charismatic…

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February 2019

The Most Amazing Planet in the Universe – An Astronomer’s Ode to the Earth

February 5 @ 8:30 pm - February 9 @ 9:30 pm
The Butterfly Club, 5 Carson Place, Melbourne CBD 3000, 5 Carson Place
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Nightly shows from 8.30pm to 9.30pm on Monday 4th to Saturday 9th February at The Butterfly Club in the Melbourne CBD. Book your tickets at The Butterfly Club website. Mind-blowing imagery, fascinating facts and captivating tunes combine in this spellbinding show. Described as Brian Cox meets Tim Minchin, showman and scientist Dr Phil Dooley weaves together an unforgettable night. We like to think we are special and we live on the only planet. But astronomers have recently discovered thousands of weird…

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March 2019

The Most Amazing Planet in the Universe – An Astronomer’s Ode to Earth

March 13 @ 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm
Rob Roy Hotel, 106 Halifax Street
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Book your tickets at The Adelaide Fringe Festival website. Mind-blowing imagery, fascinating facts and captivating tunes combine in this spellbinding show. Described as Brian Cox meets Tim Minchin, showman and scientist Dr Phil Dooley weaves together an unforgettable night. We like to think we are special and we live on the only planet. But astronomers have recently discovered thousands of weird and wonderful planets orbiting other stars – there may be billions more. But Earth is still the most amazing planet…

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June 2019

Physics in the Pub: Melbourne

June 20 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Beer Deluxe, 329 Burwood Rd
Hawthorn, VIC 3122 Australia
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Free

Please join us at a very-Melbourne celebration of physics, co-sponsored by the AIP. Host, physics communicator Phil Dooley and half a dozen physicists will present short, entertaining views of their own field of physics. It's an informal, light-hearted night where physicists, astronomers, theoreticians, engineers and educators share their love of science. It’s also totally free form. There could be stand-up comics, dance, poems, acrobatics…

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August 2019

2019 NSW Australian Institute of Physics in the Pub – Nominations Close 31 May

August 7 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Nominations are now open for Physics enthusiasts to express their interest in presenting an eight-minute entertaining presentation of various forms, (e.g. comedy, music, demonstrations), on some aspect of physics at the 2019 NSW Australian Institute of Physics in the Pub. The 2019 event will be held at the Friend in Hand Pub at 58 Cowper Street, Glebe, NSW, on Wednesday 7th August from 7:00pm. http://friendinhand.com/  To participate as a presenter in this event, a presentation statement of up to 200…

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