We are excited to announce that the AIP is running a Summer
Meeting on 3rd – 6th December 2019 at RMIT
University in Melbourne. The meeting aims to showcase the upcoming talent
in physics and will offer career development opportunities for students and
early career researchers, including a jobs fair and a brilliant scientific
program. Details here https://aip-summer-meeting.com/
A group of Australian students are attending the 29th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Germany and they’re taking over our new AIP Instagram account. See what they’re doing here.
July 5th 2019 marks the International Day of LGBTQ+ People in STEM. I’m so proud to be the president of an organisation that supports diversity and inclusion in STEM. And take a look at our social media accounts that have gone rainbow for the day!
This month in our new Hidden Physicists section, we’re featuring
Eliza-Jane Pearsall, who is loving her job as Assistant Director of Policy
Analysis at the Department of Social Security. Get in touch if you’d like to
nominate a ‘hidden’ physicist for us to profile. More below.
This month Harvard physicist Lene Hau will present ‘Nothing goes faster than light… usually!’ at UNSW on July 23rd. For August: Helen Maynard-Casely will tour the country to talk about how neutrons will save the world for the Women in Physics lectures; Pegah Maasoumi will be around Queensland, talking about Ironman’s suit and solar panel windows on the John Mainstone lecture tour; and Elisabetta Barberio will present the 2019 Einstein lecture exploring what we know so far about dark matter. Details below.
I am also very proud to say that we found two Australian
physicists honoured in the Queen’s Birthday 2018 Honours list. Congratulations
to Olivia Samardzic and Michelle Simmons! Olivia is a long-time AIP executive team member and looks after the AIP awards and
medals, and Michelle of course is a quantum physicist and 2018 Australian of
the Year. If you know of other physicists, please let us know.
We await the results of the South Australian Science
Excellence Awards with shortlisted physicists Andre Luiten and James Tickner. Good luck!
In WA, hear from medical physicist Pejman Rowshanfarzad about
the latest advances in radiotherapy machines at the WA Branch AIP General
Meeting on Thursday 11th July. Register by emailing WA Branch Chair Dean Leggo.
Also this month: mentoring and guidance in careers (MAGIC)
workshop for women ECRs, five of Australia’s brightest students to attend the
International Physics Olympiad in Israel, apply for a role at CSIRO as an
optical satellite systems engineer and more jobs in our Jobs Corner.
Finally, if you know
someone considering becoming a member, let them know that now is an excellent
time to join. From July 1st, new members pay only 50 per cent of the
membership rates for the remainder of the year.
Continue reading AIP Summer Meeting; neutrons will save the world; foldable phones; jobs; and more physics in July