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International Conference on Materials Science and Engineering

Keeping updated on the latest trends in material science across a wide range of industries can be an intimidating task. Realizing this imperative, Organizing Committee is set to organize International Conference on Materials Science and Engineering which is going to take place during September 28-October 01, 2020 at Brisbane, Australia with a view to promote awareness and enhance research aiming in developing solutions for the challenges encountered.
This materials science conference 2020 will provide an international medium to share and exchange the theoretical and experimental studies and research related to the electronic, electrochemical, ionic, magnetic, optical, and biosensing properties of solid state materials in bulk, thin film and particulate forms. It focuses on synthesis, processing, characterization, structure, physical properties and computational aspects of nano-crystalline, crystalline, amorphous and glassy forms of ceramics, semiconductors, layered insertion compounds, low-dimensional compounds and systems, fast-ion conductors, polymers and dielectrics.
Materials Oceania aims to bring together leading academic scientists, industrialist, research scholars, students, delegates and exhibitors to exchange and share their experiences, research results about all aspects of Materials Science, Nanotechnology, Chemistry and Physics. This engineering conference is also providing a platform to the companies and/or institutions to present their services, products, innovations and research results.
Meet the Objective Business sector with individuals from and around the globe concentrated on finding out about Materials science and Engineering, this is the best chance to achieve the biggest collection of members from all over the world. This materials science conferences in Australia will lead you to get disperse data, meet with current, make a sprinkle with another product offering and get name acknowledgement at this occasion. Widely acclaimed speakers, the latest methods, strategies, and the most up to date overhauls in Materials science and Engineering are signs of this meeting.

For more details please visit: https://www.materialsconferenceaustralia.com

organic research creates excitement for QLD students

The John Mainstone Youth Lecture Tour has wrapped up for another year after a successful tour!

Pegah poses for a self with the students of All Hallow’s School in Brisbane

Our 2019 John Mainstone Youth Lecturer was Dr. Pegah Maasoumi, a postdoctoral research fellow in the ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science at the University of Melbourne. The John Mainstone Youth Lecture Tour took Pegah and her presentation: ‘My organic Research’, to 12 Queensland schools from the Sunshine Coast, Gladstone, Rockhampton, Brisbane to Toowoomba where she inspired and engaged the students with her exciting research and her journey as a scientist.

Pegah talked to more than 600 students in years 10-12, revealing the secrets behind foldable mobile phones, Ironman’s suit and next generation of solar windows. She told the story of her journey as a scientist and enlightened the students about the excitement and opportunities with a career as a Physicist.

All Hallow’s studens and teachers with Dr Pegah Maasoumi.

Pegah says: “no doubt, one of the highlights of my tour was the way students engaged with my research and story. The questions and ideas they shared during the talk, and all the promising feedback I got from their teachers, strongly suggest that they are considering science and Physics as career path. I am also very happy to be an organic example for them that a physicist is not just an old man with a fuzzy hair who works with forces. I like to think, they are now not picturing us as clumsy Big Bang Theory Physicists but more of capable Tony Stark version.”

With students from Padua College, Brisbane.

“Their questions totally blew my mind” Pegah said, “one of the very common questions was, ‘why are we not using solar more?’ and ‘still our politicians insist on burning coal?’ That question for me was pure joy to see. Not only are we promoting and fostering future scientists, but perhaps smarter politicians and better future for Australia.”

St Aidan’s Anglican School

Pegah believes the tour was very successful and nothing can be more effective than exposing our kids to living examples and questions out there. “I am absolutely grateful for this experience and I would love to see one of those bright girls as future John Mainstone Youth Lecturer and custodian of our worldwide famous pitch drop experiment.”

Superheroes Superconductors & Quantum electronics: Pub Physics

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

LINEUP ANNOUNCED!
—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/

The John Mainstone Youth Lecture Tour 2018, Queensland

This year’s youth lecture tour will promote physics to senior high school students and science teachers. Commencing in August, Dr Sean Powell and Dr Jacqui Romero will present lectures in Physics to high school students in major centres across the state.

 

The 2018 AIP Lecture Series will be delivered by Dr Sean Powell.

 

Dr Powell’s talk in 2018 is titled Physics is everywhere! – a journey from sub-atomic particles to the large-scale structure of the universe, where physics seeks to answer the most fundamental questions about reality. As we learn more, we can do more! Physics is everywhere in our world and underpins all our technologies. This year, Sean will discuss the important problems that all of us encounter every day: how do I teleport myself to school? What do I do when I find myself inside a black hole? Why is my time-machine not working? He will also talk about the superpowers that you can gain as a physicist, such as the ability to make accurate quantitative observations and predictive and interpretive mathematical models.  These powers mean that you can become very valuable and work in many industries such as fundamental physics research, economics and finance, space and aeronautics, healthcare and medicine, learning and teaching, electronics and computers, and so much more!

 

An additional regional lecture will be delivered in Mount Isa in 2018 by Dr Jacqui Romero.

 

Dr Romero’s talk in 2018 will focus on Slower light in free space. The speed of light is nominally given by c/n, where n is the refractive index of the medium in which the light is travelling.  The refractive index of free space is 1, hence it is natural to expect that in free space, light travels at c. We show that this is not the case when you consider real beams.

We consider photons in a Bessel mode and a focused Gaussian mode, and show that in both cases, the reduction in group velocity results to a delay of several micrometers over a propagation distance of 1 m or ~30 femtoseconds in terms of arrival time.

Please refer to the attached itinerary for information regarding dates, times and venues and contact details for the host at each venue.

AIP 2018 Youth Lecture Itinerary Brief

There is no cost to attend these presentations; however, we do ask that you RSVP the organiser at each venue to indicate your school details, staff attending and anticipated student numbers , by Wednesday 25 July.

 

We would appreciate your assistance in forwarding this to any interested staff and students who may not receive it via the Physics Discussion list.

 

Scott Adamson (on behalf of the Australian Institute of Physics – Queensland Branch)