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19th International Microscopy Congress (IMC19)

The 19th International Microscopy Congress (IMC19) will be held at the International Convention Centre (ICC), Sydney from 9 – 14 September 2018. The Congress theme is ‘Microscopy: Bridging the Sciences’, and we anticipate that the Congress will attract over 3,000 scientists working within and outside the microscopy sector.
The Scientific Program Committees have worked together to bring to you a high quality group of leaders in various fields of microscopy, who are sure to make the IMC19 program truly transformational. With this, the IMC19 Scientific Program Committees are very excited to
announce that the Invited Speakers line up has now been revealed. Visit imc19.com/plenary-and-invited-speakers/ to read more about
who will be joining us. The IMC19 Invited Speakers will join us in exploring four main streams:


Key Dates:
Abstract Submission Deadline: 1st March 2018
Early Bird Registration closes: 10th May 2018
Author Registration deadline: 10th May 2018
Late Breaking Abstract submission: from 10th May 2018
Late Breaking Abstract Submission Deadline: 31st May 2018

Island Physics 2018

Held at Peppers Blue Resort on Magnetic Island QLD between August 6-9, Island Physics will bring participants from academia and industry together to advance quantum technologies in Australia.

The format will be a mixture of invited and contributed talks together with plenty of discussion.

Glitch – Investigating the densest matter in the universe: The 2016 glitch of the Vela pulsar

Public lecture by Jim Palfreyman, School of Natural Sciences, University of Tasmania.

Pulsars are neutron stars that are the remnants of supernova explosions. They are highly dense and rotate rapidly, some with accuracy better than atomic clocks. The Vela pulsar famously “glitches” or speeds up in rotation roughly every three years. No glitch has ever been observed in-action with a radio telescope large enough to see individual pulses, until now. Some remarkable events occurred and these will be covered in detail. The presentation will be aimed at people who have a general interest in astronomy.

Physics in the Pub

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!


Public Lecture – Shedding Light on Dark Matter

Professor Chris Power of the University of Western Australia will review what the latest observations and numerical simulations are telling us about dark matter. He will also speculate on what we might learn in the coming years, especially as observation, theory, and experiment place more stringent limits on what the dark matter can be.

2018 QLD Branch Committee confirmed

At the recent Branch Annual General Meeting (26th October, 2017 held at UQ), the 2018 Branch committee was proposed and accepted.

Our 2018 Committee is:

Till Weinhold (Chair) (UQ)
Joanna Turner  (Secretary) (USQ)
Joel Alroe (Vice-Chair) (QUT)
Igor Litvinyuk (Treasurer) (GU)
Scott Adamson (All Hallows)
Simon Critchley (Qld Health)
Austin Lund (UQ)
Nunzio Motta (QUT)
Carolyn Brown (USQ)

The contact email addresses for the executive positions are provided on the Committees page found here.

Feel free to chat (to) or contact our committee members if you want to be involved in, or introduce events that you would like QLD AIP to consider being part of.

Bracketing our AGM were two marvelous talks! If you would like to be on the newsletter that is sent out about events we are running, please contact our Branch Secretary to have your name added.  We look forward to hearing from you!