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3rd International Conference on Applied Physics and Mathematics

Applied Physics 2019 which is scheduled during July 29-30, 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand addresses key issues that are the spine of technology and innovations impacting our lifestyle. There is an immense opportunity to learn and express views through interactive sessions, poster presentation, and abstract publishing. Scientists, Eminent Professionals, Scholars, Post Graduates, and young researchers will share their views and enhance knowledge on broad spectrums of Physics and Mathematics.

Asia’s toughest physics competition; understanding the foldable mobile phone, the first image of a black hole; and more physics in May

Join our election campaign to ‘solve it with science’. The AIP has signed up to Science and Technology Australia’s call for a science focus this election, alongside 100 other leaders from the science and technology sector. The call to action is in response to declines in research funding, falling business investment, freezes to government support of universities and insufficient STEM graduates to meet future demands. You can support the campaign by joining the conversation on Twitter at #SolveitwithScience or by writing to or meeting your local member or candidates. Read more on the STA website and in last month’s bulletin.

See Pegah Maasoumi in Queensland in August talking about the mystery of foldable mobile phones and next-gen apartment windows that can produce light. Congratulations and thank you Pegah, our 2019 John Mainstone Youth Lecturer and past Chair of our Women in Physics Group.

Our newly-elected Chair of the Women in Physics Group is nanotechnologist Victoria Coleman. Victoria has a strong interest in equity, diversity, and inclusion in STEM and we’re delighted that she is taking on this role.

Last month I was lucky enough to attend the announcement of the Australian team for the Asian Physics Olympiad—eight teens who will compete against more than 200 of the region’s smartest kids in Asia’s toughest physics competition (pictured right). It’s the first time the Olympiad will be held in Australia. We wish Stephen, Benjamin, Min-Je, Alexander, Jessie, William, Simon and Rosemary the best of luck in May!

Like me, I’m sure physicists around the country were very excited about the first image of a black hole released in April by the Event Horizon Telescope team. Although there weren’t any Australians involved, the picture was the result of almost a decade of preparation and involved a global collaboration of researchers. It’s an example of the amazing, seemingly impossible things that can be achieved with collaboration. Read more about the announcement below, or for a quick recap take a look at this great comic produced by the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ).

Also this month: apply for the Women in STEM early career grant and paper writing retreat, take part in a survey for ECRs to help improve job satisfaction, read more physics-related jobs in the new Jobs Corner section and put yourself forward to be a presenter at Physics in the Pub in Canberra or Melbourne.

Kind regards,

Jodie Bradby
President, Australian Institute of Physics

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2nd International Conference on Laser, Optics and Photonics

“AAC welcome you to attend 2nd International Conference on Laser, Optics and Photonics during April 01-02, 2019 at Frankfurt, Germany. Laser Tech 2019 hits the floor of Frankfurt with the theme: Share the Vision to Shape the Future of Laser, Optics and Photonics. The premier conference for the latest developments including Semiconductor Lasers, Laser Medical technologies, Active Optical Sensing, Nonlinear Optical Technologies, Nano-Optics and Plasmonics, Quantum Photonics, Nanophotonics, Advanced Laser Processing. Attend the conference to mark your ideas before the esteemed personalities. Website Details: http://laser-tech.alliedacademies.com/
Please share the information to concerned people in the department.

Regards and Thanks,
Luna Emilia
Program Manager | Laser Tech 2019
Contact No: +44-203-769-1755
Mail id: lasertech@alliedconference.org”

International Conference on Laser, Optics and Photonics

“Dear Colleagues,
Allied academies welcome you to attend International Conference on Laser, Optics and Photonics during Aug 23-25, 2018 at Paris, France.
With the prime theme of “”Exploring the boundless escalation in Laser, Optics and Photonics”” International Conference and Expo on Laser, Optics and Photonics enables its participants to network with the best in field of Laser Technology and unwind their newest research trends. The focal point are Laser Systems, Fiber Laser Technology, Laser Safety, Surface Enhanced Spectroscopy,Optical Imaging and Sensing,Advancements in Photonics, Optics and Lasers in Medicine, Technologies in Lasers, Optics and Photonics, and more.
Website Details: http://laser-tech.alliedacademies.com/
Please share the information to concerned people in the department

Regards and Thanks,
Luna Emilia
Program Manager
Laser Tech 2018
Contact No: +44-203-769-1755
Mail id: lasertech@alliedconferences.org”

International Conference on Laser, Optics and Photonics

We are mirthful to announce that the International Conference on Laser, Optics and Photonics is scheduled to be held on Aug 23-25, 2018. Our venue for the auspicious day will hit the floor of city of light of the European Continent – Paris, France.
With the prime theme of “Exploring the boundless escalation in Laser, Optics and Photonics” International Conference and Expo on Laser, Optics and Photonics enables its participants to network with the best in field of Laser Technology and unwind their newest research trends. The focal point are Laser Systems, Fiber Laser Technology, Laser Safety, Surface Enhanced Spectroscopy,Optical Imaging and Sensing,Advancements in Photonics, Optics and Lasers in Medicine, Technologies in Lasers, Optics and Photonics, and more.

Laser-driven beams: the next generation of accelerator technology

Dr Ceri Brenner is continuing her Women in Physics Lecture tour and will be speaking at a lecture at The University of Queensland on 16 August 2018.

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.

Igniting stars with super intense lasers

FREE PUBLIC LECTURE
presented in conjunction with the
Women In Physics Group,
by the Australian Institute of Physics (SA branch) http://aip.org.au/category/sa/ Email: aip_branchsecretary_sa@aip.org.au

The Claire Corani Memorial Lecture
The South Australian lecture in the
2018 AIP Women in Physics Lecture Tour

at 6:30pm–7:40pm on Thursday 9th August 2018

in the Napier G04 Lecture Theatre
Napier Building, the University of Adelaide, North Terrace campus.

Abstract: When we press FIRE on the most powerful laser in the world,
we deliver a packet of light that is a thousand billion billion times more
intense than the sunlight you feel while out on Bondi beach in peak
summer! That’s super intense! We can use this extreme power to
recreate the conditions at the centre of Sun and in the process release
vast amounts of energy in a clean and safe way. Harnessing this power
for electricity generation is an inspiring story. It combines pure and
applied physics and requires engineering to handle the most extreme conditions in our solar system!

Biography: Ceri Brenner is a plasma physicist and innovator who uses the most powerful lasers in the world to study what happens when extreme bursts of light come into contact with matter and is using this knowledge to design new X-ray technology that can see through steel! The extreme physics she studies can also be applied for understanding supernova explosions in space or how we can ignite a star on earth for clean electricity generation.

The Claire Corani Memorial prizes, available for award to the top second-year female Physics student at each SA university in 2017, will be presented at the lecture.

AIP Women in Physics lecture – Macquarie University

Special Public AIP Lecture Event – at Macquarie University
“Innovation with the most powerful lasers in the world”

Each year the Australian Institute of Physics (AIP) funds a national tour by an eminent female physicist. This year’s AIP Women in Physics lecturer will be Dr Ceri Brenner, an experimental physicist from the UK. Ceri’s AIP lecture in Sydney is in partnership with the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Macquarie University.

Ceri Brenner is a plasma physicist and innovator who uses the most powerful lasers in the world to study what happens when extreme bursts of light come into contact with matter and is using this knowledge to design new X-ray technology that can see through steel! The extreme physics she studies can also be applied for understanding supernova explosions in space or how we can ignite a star on earth for clean electricity generation.

When Ceri shines the CLF’s super-intense lasers at a solid, liquid or a gas, they super-heat to millions of degrees in less than a trillionth of a second and rip apart the material structure to transform into plasma—the fourth state of matter.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/aip-women-in-physics-lecture-dr-ceri-brenner-tickets-47341985152
Enquiries phone: (02) 9850 8959

AIP Women in Physics lecture – Wollongong

Special Public Lecture Event – at Wollongong Science Centre
“Innovation with the most powerful lasers in the world”

Women in Physics Lecture Series
Each year the Australian Institute of Physics (AIP) funds a national tour by an eminent female physicist. This year’s AIP Women in Physics lecturer will be Dr Ceri Brenner, an experimental physicist from the UK. Ceri’s AIP lecture in Wollongong is in partnership with the School of Physics at Wollongong University.

Ceri Brenner is a plasma physicist and innovator who uses the most powerful lasers in the world to study what happens when extreme bursts of light come into contact with matter and is using this knowledge to design new X-ray technology that can see through steel! The extreme physics she studies can also be applied for understanding supernova explosions in space or how we can ignite a star on earth for clean electricity generation.

When Ceri shines the CLF’s super-intense lasers at a solid, liquid or a gas, they super-heat to millions of degrees in less than a trillionth of a second and rip apart the material structure to transform into plasma—the fourth state of matter.

Women in Physics Public Lecture – UWA

Pressing FIRE on the most powerful laser in the world

The Australia Institute of Physics proudly presents Dr Ceri Brenner as the 2018 Women in Physics Lecturer. Dr Brenner is a physicist working in the UK’s Central Laser Facility, using the most powerful lasers in the world to develop innovative imaging technologies by creating creating small, high powered particle accelerators that produce x-rays, neutrons, and ions. She especially enjoys inspiring the next generation into this exciting profession and takes physics concepts that everyone learns at school to a whole new level.