News and opportunities
AIP Fellow Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop is standing for election as Vice President of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics; representing an important step in Australian engagement with this major international physics organisation.
Professor Joss Bland-Hawthorn, from the University of Sydney School of Physics and Director of the Sydney Institute for Astronomy, has been elected as a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Congratulations on this prestigious honour. Read more.
Submit your abstracts and focus sessions to be part of the 2023 ANZCOP-AIP Summer meeting. Focus sessions showcase emerging physics research topics of significant interest to the Australian physics community. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info about focus sessions. Read more.
Australian Physics Magazine is seeking exceptional physics research articles or essays written by Year 12 students. In the final issue of 2023, we will publish one engaging article that demonstrates excellent critical thinking and research skills. Please contact the editors at email@example.com for further information. Submissions close Friday 15 September.
Calling Victorian women physicists and engineers: help inspire young women into STEM careers at the Girls in Physics Breakfast program, organised by Vicphysics Teachers’ Network and AIP. Share your career journey and tips with girls in Years 10 to 12 over breakfast and hear from a speaker – including Women in Physics Lecturer Karen Livesey. Breakfasts are happening across the state. Find one near you.
Thank you to all who attended the inaugural Physics Jobs Fair 2023 hosted by AIP SA and IPAS. This event gave over 50 university students the opportunity to engage with companies who are seeking to locally employ physicists. Thanks to the companies who attended: DST Group, CSIRO, Ellex, Ziltek, Babcosck, Shoal Group, QuantX Labs, Fleet Space Technologies, QinetiQ and Norseld. Read more and see pics from the event.
‘Dark Matters’, a new exhibition presenting art and science projects that interrogate the undefinable, unmeasurable and unsettling phenomenon that is dark matter is coming to the Science Gallery Melbourne in August. It has been developed by Science Gallery Melbourne, the University of Melbourne, Arts at CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research), and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Dark Matter Particle Physics. Read more.
Early-career researchers can now nominate for the 2024 IUPAP Early Career Scientist Prize in Mathematical Physics. The prize recognises exceptional achievements in mathematical physics up to eight years post PhD (excluding career interruptions). Nominate by 30 September. Read more.
NSW Community Outreach to Physics Award 2023: awarded to individuals that conduct activities that engage our community and contribute to public engagement within physics. Apply by 7 October. Read more.
Congratulations to members of our community recognised in the King’s Birthday Honours including: Emeritus Professor Robyn Owens (University of Western Australia) awarded AM for pioneering computer vision and facial recognition; and Professor Marcela Bilek (University of Sydney) awarded AM for applying physics to sustainable energy and biomedical engineering.