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Promoting the role of Physics in research, education, industry and the community

The Australian Institute of Physics is a organisation dedicated to promoting the role of Physics in research, education, industry and the community by:

  • representing and promoting the physics community to government and other legislative or policy-making bodies
  • organising meetings and conferences on research and professional topics;
  • promoting and supporting physics teaching and education in schools, colleges and universities;
  • encouraging investment in government and industrial research;
  • setting and supporting professional standards and qualifications in physics;
  • identifying and supporting the needs of physicists in all sectors of employment;
  • recognising distinguished contributions to physics.

To learn more, have a look at our AIP Member Benefits and Services.

Applications Now Open for the 2021-22 Australian Science Policy Fellowship program

The program gives early- and mid-career scientists the opportunity to work in a Commonwealth Government department for 12 months. Applications will be open from April 7 to April 26 They are also hosting a public information webinar on Tuesday 13 April from 5:30-6:30pm AEDT. Please click here to register. For more information: https://www.chiefscientist.gov.au/australian-science-policy-fellowship-program Please contact Jessica … Continue reading Applications Now Open for the 2021-22 Australian Science Policy Fellowship program

Nanotech, patents, time travel and April physics fun

There is still time to have your say on the AIP’s submission to the Federal Government’s consultation on commercialising university research. In February this year the Department of Education, Skills and Employment released a paper on the topic, inviting input. Our Special Project Officer for Policy, Associate Professor Gerd Schröder-Turk, organised a member poll to seek … Continue reading Nanotech, patents, time travel and April physics fun

Physics in a pandemic, South Korea ties; send your science selfies

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, federal and state leaders have depended on the expert advice provided by the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee. One of its members include a physicist. You can meet him in this month’s #PhysicsGotMeHere profile below. The AIP extends hearty congratulations to University of Queensland physicist Professor Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop … Continue reading Physics in a pandemic, South Korea ties; send your science selfies

New hands at the helm, galactic evolution, Science Meets Parliament, and old computers the size of wardrobes

Welcome to the first edition of the AIP bulletin for the new year. I’m Sven Rogge, president-elect of the AIP and Scientia Professor at UNSW, Sydney, studying condensed matter physics and, in particular quantum electronics. As president-elect, I’d like to thank outgoing president, Jodie Bradby, for her tireless and inspiring work in the position. I … Continue reading New hands at the helm, galactic evolution, Science Meets Parliament, and old computers the size of wardrobes

2021 Membership renewals are now due

Renew now to get $10 off your membership fees for the 2021 calendar year. Logging into your membership profile allows you to pay your 2021 membership fees online, generate your invoice and update your membership details. Login to your membership profile, here. Click RENEW TO 1 JAN 2022. Follow the prompts to pay. To pay … Continue reading 2021 Membership renewals are now due

The Australian Institute of Physics urges Murdoch University to reconsider changes in STEM degrees

New Chief Scientist appointed, Dirac Medal awarded, and Hidden Physicist discovered

Welcome to the final bulletin for 2020 and my final bulletin as AIP president. At our council meeting in February 2021 I will step aside as we welcome Professor Sven Rogge (UNSW Physics) as incoming president, and Professor Nicole Bell (UniMelb Physics) as vice president. I wish them all the very best. I’m thrilled that … Continue reading New Chief Scientist appointed, Dirac Medal awarded, and Hidden Physicist discovered

2021 MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL Now Open

Renew now to get $10 off your membership fees for the 2021 calendar year Logging into your membership profile allows you to pay your 2021 membership fees online, generate your invoice and update your membership details. Login to your membership profile, here. Click RENEW TO 1 JAN 2022. Follow the prompts to pay. To pay … Continue reading 2021 MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL Now Open

AIP congratulates Australia’s new Chief Scientist Dr Cathy Foley

The PM’s Prizes, online gigs galore, new links with Korea and more physics news for November

Since our last bulletin we had the announcement of the 2020 Nobel Prize for Physics which was of course awarded to Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez for work on Black Holes. I was delighted to see Andrea Ghez being honoured as the fourth women to win a Nobel Prize in Physics. The Prime … Continue reading The PM’s Prizes, online gigs galore, new links with Korea and more physics news for November