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July 2019

EVENT CANCELLED: 2019 Dirac Medal and Lecture Professor Lene Hau, Harvard University

July 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Dirac Lecture with Professor Lene Hau on Tuesday 23 July has been cancelled. The lecture will be rescheduled and we will advise you of the new date as soon as possible.  Join Professor Lene Vestergaard Hau (Harvard University) for the 2019 Dirac Lecture presented by UNSW Science and the School of Physics. This year's lecture will explore how Lene and her team have slowed, stopped and restarted light. The observations represent the ultimate control over the inter-conversion of light and matter,…

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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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2019 Women in Physics Public Lecture hosted by the Science Space

August 9 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Science Space, 60 Squires Way
North Wollongong, NSW 2500 Australia
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The School of Physics at the University of Wollongong, along with the Australian Institute of Physics is presenting a FREE Public Lecture, proudly hosted by the Science Space.   Come along and listen to Dr Helen Maynard-Casely, from ANSTO. Dr Casely’s expertise is in the study of small molecules and ices under pressure – she completed her PhD in High Pressure Physics at the University of Edinburgh. She is currently working as an instrument scientist for the WOMBAT high intensity powder…

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2019 EINSTEIN LECTURE – Elisabetta Barberio on Dark Matter

August 15 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Roundhouse, UNSW Sydney, University of New South Wales, Anzac Parade
Kensington, NSW 2052 Australia
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Free

There are phenomena in our Universe that are almost beyond our realm of understanding – what lies in the dark space between the stars? How can we measure things that are invisible? What prevents the galaxies from expanding into oblivion? One explanation is the existence of dark matter, otherwise undetectable because it is composed of particles that do not absorb, reflect or emit light. We can only assume that it is there because of its impact on ordinary matter, so…

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2019 Guild Research Awards Presentation Lecture Evening

August 16 @ 5:00 pm
Boston University, Sydney Lecture Theatre, 15-25 Regent St
Chippendale, NSW 2008 Australia
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The Annual Guild Research Presentation Evening is an opportunity to give teachers and post graduate students an opportunity to present their research work to a learned audience in the friendly environment of a school setting. It allows for reflection of the presenters' proposed research and progress achievements as well as provides the presenters the opportunity to liaise with other presenters, students, academics, staff, visitors and past students. These awards have been created to encourage excellence in research work, and all…

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October 2019

2019 NSW Community Outreach to Physics Award – Now Open

October 11

The Australian Institute of Physics in New South Wales has instituted this annual award as a means to recognise the work of individuals for community outreach to the discipline of physics. This Award seeks to acknowledge an individual, with a clearly notable record of work in contributing to outreach, physics education, and has demonstrated passion for the study of physics in New South Wales. The NSW Community Outreach to Physics Award will be presented each year following a selection from…

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