Did you miss the fun at Physics in the Pub in Brisbane earlier this year?
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!
Dear Members of the Australian Institute of Physics, Queensland Branch,
I would like to hereby invite you to join us at the upcoming Annual General Meeting and the two talks preceding and following the AGM.
The meeting will be held on Thursday the 26th of October from 17h (AGM~17:40h) onwards at Brian Wilson Chancellery, 61A- Senate Room, University of Queensland, St. Lucia. For catering purposes it would be appreciated if you could register your attendance by Tuesday the 24th of October via reply email or to firstname.lastname@example.org. Catering will involve pizza and cold drinks.
The talks will additionally be streamed online. If you are unable to attend in person, please feel free to join us online using the following link: https://uqz.zoom.us/j/7870078684.
Presentation and AGM details:
This year our meeting will be preceded by the AIP QLD Bragg Gold Medal Nominee Dr. Martin Ringbauer giving a presentation based from his PhD: “Experimental Metaphysics and the Nature of Reality” starting at 17:00h.
The AGM will follow Martin’s talk at approximately 17.40h.
After the AGM concludes, we are proud to present Dr. Helen Maynard-Casely (based at ANSTO) who will present us with this year’s AIP-QLD sponsored John Mainstone Youth Lecture Tour Talk entitled: “Journeying to the centres of the planets”. Helen has presented this highly entertaining talk to hundreds secondary school students throughout Queensland, reaching from the urbanised south-east corner, to the tropical reaches of Cairns in the north. For online viewers we anticipate Helen’s talk to commence at 18.00h.
Please feel free to encourage non-members to attend the presentations as they are geared towards a general audience.
Part of our business for the AGM will be to elect the branch committee for 2018.
As per the AIP by-laws, the retiring committee has made nominations for next year’s committee, and these are listed below:
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), and
Carolyn Brown (USQ).
Members may make further nominations, which need to be duly proposed and seconded and forwarded to the Secretary at least 24 hours before the AGM, directed to email@example.com. I look forward to seeing you on the 26th October!
Secretary of the AIP QLD
The 2017 AIP Lecture Series will be delivered by Dr Helen Maynard-Casely.
Helen Maynard-Casely is a Planetary Scientist based at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) where she uses the neutrons and synchrotron x-rays to investigate the materials that make up our solar system. She has a PhD in high-pressure physics from the University of Edinburgh and has been lucky enough to have collected data in facilities all over the world, blowing up a few diamonds along the way. Always keen to tell anyone who’ll listen about planetary science, she writes a column ‘The Tides of Venus’ for The Conversation and tweets @Helen_E_MC.
Helen’s talk “Journeying to the centres of the planets” takes us on a journey, not just to visit the planets of our solar system, but to get to know them more intimately though understanding their varied and downright dangerous insides. We’ve yet to actually dive under the clouds of the gas giants, crack through the ice of the dwarf planets or drill into the rocks of the terrestrial planets – so how do we know what lies beneath planetary surfaces?
An additional regional lecture will be delivered in Mount Isa in 2017 by Dr Sean Powell. Sean Powell’s research experience is in theoretical and computational modelling of particle dynamics and diffusion and MRI characterisation of diffusion in complex pore spaces. In addition, Sean has industry experience in computer software and hardware engineering, 3D visualisation systems, and solar thermal energy research. Presently, he leads the biofabrication research team within the Biofabrication and Tissue Morphology research group at the Queensland University of Technology. His quantitative and problem solving skills as a physicist complement those of the multi-disciplinary team of biologists, organic chemists, clinicians and medical engineers. He is also passionate about learning and teaching and lectures undergraduate physics at all year levels from introductory to advanced.
This year’s AIP youth lecture tour will promote physics to senior high school students and science teachers in a selection of regional centres throughout Queensland.
Commencing in August, Dr Helen Maynard-Casely and Dr Sean Powell will present their lectures in major centres across Queensland.
Scroll down to see if they are coming to a school near you!
|Event||Date||City||Venue and time|
|1||Tuesday 8 August||Brisbane City, Brisbane
|Mary Place Level 1
All Hallows’ School
547 Ann Street, Brisbane
3:30 pm for 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Local Host Organiser: Mr Sean Lynch
P: 07 3230 9509
|2||Wednesday 9 August
|N78_0.11 Lecture Theatre
1:30 pm for 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Local Host Organiser: Nathalie Ferquel
P: 07 3735 7439
|3||Thursday 10 August
|Lecture Theatre R113
University of Southern Queensland
1:00 pm for 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Local Host Organiser: Ms Karlee Kuzma
P: 07 3470 4296
|4||Friday 11 August
|Ken Thamm Centre Lecture Theatre
Immanuel Lutheran College
Wises Road, Buderim
10:45 am for 11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Local Host Organiser: Mrs Cheryl Fillmore
P: 07 5477 3467
|5||Thursday 17 August||Townsville
|Flexible Learning Area
St Margaret Mary’s College
Crowle Street, Hyde Park
1:00 pm for 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Local Host Organiser: Mr Theo Koulakis
P: 07 4726 4900
|6||Friday 18 August||Cairns
Redlynch State College
Jungara Road, Redlynch
1:00 pm for 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Local Host Organiser: Ms Allison Sneddon
P: 07 4039 9222
|+1||Monday 7 August||Mount Isa*||Multimedia Centre
Spinifex College, Mount Isa2:00 pm for 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
*Guest lecture delivered by Sean Powell in 2017
Local Host Organiser: Mr Grant Salmond
firstname.lastname@example.orgP: 07 4744 7222