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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.

Awards Announcement

The AIP are delighted to announce the outcomes for the following awards: 2020 HARRIE MASSEY MEDAL Professor Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop The University of Queensland For her pioneering work in laser micromanipulation, atom and quantum optics, ultracold atomic gases, nano-optics and biophotonics. Her seminal research in the mechanical action of light in biological and micron scale systems … Continue reading Awards Announcement

New Fellows, old lacrosse teams and how to get to Mars

The humanitarian crisis in India and the current lockdown in Melbourne continue to highlight the need for accessible vaccines around the world — and a large uptake across the population where they are available. Australia is fortunate to be in the latter situation and it is positive to see that future mRNA therapeutics development has … Continue reading New Fellows, old lacrosse teams and how to get to Mars

Return to campus, Women in Physics, Science meets Parliament, and lots more in May

It is an impressive triumph of science that just one year after the declaration of the pandemic there are several vaccines in widescale use. The humanitarian crisis in India illustrates that Australia is in the fortunate situation of having close to no local transmission and thus can be cautious in the vaccination roll-out. It also … Continue reading Return to campus, Women in Physics, Science meets Parliament, and lots more in May

Submission on the University Research Commercialisation

You may download the submission here.

2021 Women in Physics LECTUREs

Register for the first talk at 6 pm on Monday 26 April 2021: https://2021womeninphysicslecture.eventbrite.com.au/  Register for the second talk at 6 pm on Tuesday 27 April 2021: https://2021womeninphysicslecture.eventbrite.com.au/ 

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