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Australian astronomer, Professor Matthew Bailes, has been awarded the Shaw Prize – a precursor to the Nobel Prize – for the discovery of fast radio bursts. Matthew, who is director of the Centre of Excellence in Gravitational Wave Discovery at Swinburne University, was named a joint winner along with two other scientists who worked on the discovery. They share in the $US1.2 million ($1.84 million) prize. Read more.
For emerging leaders in artificial intelligence, biotechnology, digital economy, energy and clean technology, quantum, or space: nominate for the 2023 AmCham Alliance Awards. The awards recognise the next generation of Australian and American pioneers on these six technological frontiers, who are creating economic prosperity and building people-to-people engagement. Nominations close 19 June. Read more.
Could you creatively present an aspect of physics in eight minutes, such as through comedy, a quiz, music or demonstrations? Be a part of NSW AIP Physics in the Pub with host Dr Phil Dooley from Phil Up On Science. Apply by 30 June. Download the information and nomination form.
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.
The Australian Government package for AUKUS skills and training will see $128.5 million over four years to fund an additional 4,000 university places. These places will be targeted at STEM disciplines, including physics, chemistry, mathematics and more. Read more.
Congratulations to Prof Michael Fuhrer from Monash University and ARC Centre of Excellence in Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies on being elected as a 2023 Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science for significant contributions to electronic materials research. Read more.
Science and Technology Australia want to hear about your career trajectory in STEM: the opportunities and challenges you have faced. Complete the survey, which takes around 10 min, and you’ll be in the draw for a $500 voucher. Read more.