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PUBLIC LECTURE – Good vibrations: Using ambient seismic signals to explore deep continents and distant oceans

Professor Anya Reading,
School of Natural Sciences, University of Tasmania.

Seismic ‘noise’, the background ambient signals recorded by seismic stations around the planet, can be utlised to infer the structure of the deep continents, the 3D architecture of the tectonic plates. Ocean storms, at incredible distances, also transmit signals to seismic stations on land. Archive seismic records can hence be used to investigate storms, and possible changes in storm patterns, over recent decades. This presentation will survey the variety of seismic signals that we record, novel ways of extracting information from those signals and new insights on the continents and oceans that have arisen through making use of these ‘good vibrations’.

Western Sydney University NMR MRI & Diffusion Symposium/Workshop

Western Sydney University will be holding the 8th WSU Symposium on NMR MRI & Diffusion early in November. It will include two workshops (Magritek and Bruker) and the ANZMAG Annual General Meeting.

Registration and program information is available is through the link westernsydney.edu.au/MRIsymposium. Registration (regular $150; student $65) includes the evening networking dinner on the evening of the 8th November.

Students are encouraged to submit a poster of their work, prizes for the best poster will be presented and four lucky students will be nominated to give a 5-minute oral presentation at the symposium.

The Western Sydney University Symposium is held biennially and showcases theoretical developments and cutting edge applications of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Diffusion measurements.

QLD Branch AGM 2018

We are pleased to announce that we will have two speakers bracketing the AGM, with the QLD nominee for the Bragg Gold Medal Dr Sarah Walden presenting her research; and the John Mainstone Youth lecture Tour presenter Dr Sean Powell. More information about their presentations are provided below.

The expected timing of the proceedings will be as follows:

4.00pm – 4.50pm Dr Sarah Walden presents her research

5.00pm – 5.15pm AGM

5.15pm – 6.00pm Dr Sean Powell – “Physics is everywhere!” Presentation from the John Mainstone Youth Lecture Tour.

For catering purposes it would be appreciated if you could register your attendance by Tuesday the 30th of October to aip_branchsecretary_qld@aip.org.au . Catering will involve pizza and cold drinks.

Announcement available here: https://aip.org.au/2018-annual-general-meeting-qld-branch/

31st Materials Science and Engineering Conference: Advancement & Innovations

ME Conferences welcome you to grace with your presence the 31st Materials Science and Engineering Conference: Advancement & Innovations to be held at Helsinki, Finland during October 15-17, 2018. This 31st Materials Science and Engineering conference will bring together materials researchers, engineers, professors and scientists to discuss strategies for Materials Science and Engineering. MatSciEngg 2018 is designed to provide divergent and prevailing education that will gather industrial professionals familiar with the issues affecting the advancements, applications and innovations in the field of materials science. Undoubtedly the participant at this MatSciEngg 2018 conference will be able to exchange with the best experts in the speciality and will return home with extensive knowledge.

Superheroes Superconductors & Quantum electronics: Pub Physics

Local researchers wowing us with amazing astronomy, quantum and all kinds of other physics !

—Andres Rosario (Uni of Queensland) will show off superconductors in action – he’s working on quantum computing use superconducting qubits.
—Carolyn Brown (Uni of Southern Queensland) believes in superheroes, so she’s going to prove the feats they perform are physically possible… or not.
—This slot vacant for YOU or a colleague. Email philuponscience@gmail.com to get involved, discuss a topic, or workshop an idea.
—Samuel Hinton (Uni of Queensland) has had enough of long words. He’ll explain black holes using only the 500 most common words in the English language.
—Schrodinger’s cat’s been in a box for nearly 100 years. Phil Dooley (Phil Up On Science) is going to let him out
—Matt Davis (Uni of Queensland) has a magnetic personality. Or it could just be the physics experiments he likes to perform
—Because of the Uncertainty Principle, quantum physicist from Uni of Queensland Till Weinhold’s talk is a mystery…

Physicists, come to the pub! Yes, Physics in the Pub is back in 2018, so slick your hair, dust off your best frock and wow the real world with some phabulous physics.

The Call for Presenters is now open – you have eight minutes to have some fun, a quiz, a poem or a new twist on the standard physics talk. Anything goes, last year we had reggae, stand up and – as MC I’ll warm the crowd up – with a beer in their hand they’ll be relaxed and ready to be entertained.

Contact Dr Phil now on philuponscience@gmail.com or on 0414945577 to get involved. Happy to discuss ideas if you are not sure.

Sponsored by AIP, FLEET Centre of Excellence, UQ Physics and possibly another mystery Physics Centre of Excellence ☺

URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/2110795412504827/

AIP Tour of FLEET Labs, RMIT

Discover future electronics at RMIT

Join the AIP for a tour of FLEET labs at RMIT University

* 6PM Thursday 11 October
* Bldg 14 (cnr Franklin St and Swanson St)
* RMIT CBD Campus, Melbourne (MAP)

FLEET (the ARC Centre of Excellence in Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies) is using atomically thin, two-dimensional materials to create new, ultra-low energy electronics – addressing the growing energy being consumed by computing.

Join us for a tour of the experimental laboratories of FLEET researchers Prof Lan Wang, Dr Jian Zhen Ou, and Dr Torben Daeneke.

As part of the lab tour you will see how FLEET researchers investigate avenues towards dissipationless electrical transport.

In the FLEET electronics lab (L12) Professor Lan Wang leads investigations of electron and spin transport in various stacked van-der-Waals heterostructures using low-temperature, high magnetic field systems.

In the FLEET optics lab (L12) Professor Wang’s group is establishing a Magneto-Optic Kerr Effect (MOKE) system to investigate 2D ferromagnetism, and a photon-current system to investigate the photon current effect. Dr Jian zhen Ou and Dr Torben Daeneke are investigating plasmonics in 2D materials using scanning near-field optical microscopy (SNOM).

The RMIT Microscopy and Microanalysis Facility (L7) is where all of FLEET’s nanodevices are fabricated using high-quality electron microscopy and microanalysis equipment including Scanning Electron Microscopes (SEMs) and Transmission Electron Microscopes (TEMs) that can magnify up to 10 million times, sufficient to see atomic structure.

* 6.30–6.40PM Welcome and Introduction to FLEET (Professor Lan Wang)
* 6.40–7.30PM Tour of FLEET labs
* 7.30–8.30PM Wine and cheese

Parking is difficult in the CBD. We strongly recommend public transport. See parking advice online.

Public transport: the nearest train station is Melbourne Central, and there are trams on La Trobe St and Swanson St.

RSVP Spaces are limited. Please book at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/aip-tour-of-fleet-labs-at-rmit-tickets-50678428544

Queries to Victorian AIP Chair Anton Tadich antont@ansto.gov.au

INNO3D 2018| SOLIDWORKS 2019 Launch Event

Don’t miss the opportunity to attend INNO3D – SOLIDWORKS 2019 launch event in Melbourne, on October 10, 2018.

Come along to INNO3D 2018. The biggest event of its kind in Australia.

It is an excellent opportunity to connect and network with individuals in an amazing social setting, and it allows you to explore and seize opportunities in the industry. There will be room to interact, learn and update yourself with the happenings in the industry and what it has to offer.

The featured elements of the event will have some of the best in the industry, talk about exciting, latest and futuristic innovations. Inspire yourself with insightful topics and success stories from established people and companies.

It’s a free event offering updates, fun and loads of prices to win over some wine and food. Every attendee gets a goodie bag. You don’t want to miss this!

Wednesday 10th October
Register for free event- www.inno3d.com.au

19th International Microscopy Congress (IMC19)

The 19th International Microscopy Congress (IMC19) will be held at the International Convention Centre (ICC), Sydney from 9 – 14 September 2018. The Congress theme is ‘Microscopy: Bridging the Sciences’, and we anticipate that the Congress will attract over 3,000 scientists working within and outside the microscopy sector.
The Scientific Program Committees have worked together to bring to you a high quality group of leaders in various fields of microscopy, who are sure to make the IMC19 program truly transformational. With this, the IMC19 Scientific Program Committees are very excited to
announce that the Invited Speakers line up has now been revealed. Visit imc19.com/plenary-and-invited-speakers/ to read more about
who will be joining us. The IMC19 Invited Speakers will join us in exploring four main streams:


Key Dates:
Abstract Submission Deadline: 1st March 2018
Early Bird Registration closes: 10th May 2018
Author Registration deadline: 10th May 2018
Late Breaking Abstract submission: from 10th May 2018
Late Breaking Abstract Submission Deadline: 31st May 2018

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.