Royal Society of NSW News & Events

Royal Society of NSW News & Events
FEB
02

RSNSW 1310th OGM: February 2023

The Society's 1310th Ordinary General Meeting, and the first meeting of 2023, was held in the Gallery Room of the State Library of NSW on 1 February.  An audience of approximately sixty people heard an enlightening and thought-provoking talk on "Drones, Smart Munitions, and Cyberspace: the 21st Century Defence of Ukraine and its implications f...

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FEB
16

Southern Highlands Branch Meeting 2023-1

“A comprehensive review of the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines” Dr Phillip Altman Date: Thursday, 16 February 2022, 6.00 pm AEDT Venue: RSL Mittagong All are welcome Dr Phillip Altman is a well-known Australian authority on clinical trials and regulatory affairs with more than 40 years of experience in designing, managing, and reporting cl...

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MAR
02

[email protected]: March 2023

Dr John Vallance

[email protected] byHer Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC KC, Governor of NSW “Aristotle on life and thought in the sub-lunary sphere”Dr John Vallance FRSN FAHAState Librarian of NSW Date: Thursday, 2 March 2022, 6.30 pm AEST Venue: Live-streamed from Government House Sydney Society Members and Fellows, and members of the public a...

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MAR
10

RSNSW 2023 Annual Dinner and Presentation of Awards

  Date: Friday 10 March 2023  Venue and times:  Sydney Modern, Art Gallery of NSW 6.30 for 7.00 pm Registration: $200 (incl. GST) per person, closing at 5.00 pm on 27 February 2023 Dress: Black tie Enquiries: By email to RSNSW Events All are welcome This year's Annual Dinner and Presentation of Awards will be held in Sydney...

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MAR
15

RSNSW Online Lecture 2023-1

Shankar Dutt
Clara Chung Ming Liu
Thomas Mesaglio
Anyang Zhao

Royal Society of NSW 2022 Student Award Presentations Shankar Dutt, ANUClara Chung Ming Liu, UTS Thomas Mesaglio, UNSW SydneyAnyang Zhao, ANU   Date: Wednesday, 15 March 2023, 6.30 pm AEDT Venue: Zoom Webinar — a link to the webinar will be provided in coming weeks. Entry: No charge All are welcome The evening’s program comprises four sho...

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APR
05

1311th OGM and 2019 Clarke Memorial Lecture

“Reconstructing ancient oceans, sea-level fluctuations, the deep carbon cycle and biodiversity ”Professor Dietmar Müller FAA FAGUProfessor of GeophysicsSchool of GeosciencesUniversity of Sydney Date: Wednesday, 5 April 2023, 6.00 pm for 6.30 pm AEDT  Venue: Gallery Room, State Library of NSW, Shakespeare Place, SydneyEntry: Society members, $1...

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JUN
07

1312th OGM and Open Lecture

“Title to be announced”Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher AM FAALPresidentAustralian Human Rights Commission Date: Wednesday, 7 June 2023, 6.00 pm for 6.30 pm AEDT  Venue: Gallery Room, State Library of NSW, Shakespeare Place, SydneyEntry: Society members, $10; Non-members, $20; Students, $5. Registration: Registration through Membes is requ...

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FEB
01

1310th OGM and Open Lecture

“Drones, Smart Munitions, and Cyberspace: the 21st Century Defence of Ukraine and its implications for Australia” Major General (Retd) Fergus (Gus) McLachlan AO   Date: Wednesday, 1 February 2023, 6.30 pm AEDT  Venue: Gallery Room, State Library of NSW, Shakespeare Place, Sydney Entry: Society members, $10; Non-members, $20; Students...

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JAN
01

Calendar of Meetings 2023

Events Calendar for the Royal Society of NSW in 2023 Please check this page regularly since the program is under ongoing development Last update: 30 January 2022 Follow the links below for meetings held by the Society in Sydney, in Newcastle by the Hunter Branch, in Mittagong by the Southern Highlands Branch, and in western NSW by the Western ...

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DEC
13

Vale Dr Ragbir Bhathal FRSN

The Society is saddened by the unexpected death of Past President Dr Ragbir Bhathal, a long-serving member and Councilor of the Society. A member since 1982, Dr Bhathal passed away suddenly on 30 November 2022, aged 86. He was President in 1984 and Honorary Secretary from 1989 to 1991. He was elected a Fellow in 2015 and recently served as Honorary...

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DEC
12

Vale Emeritus Professor Chris Fell AO FRSN FTSE

It is with heavy heart that the Royal Society of NSW records the sudden death of one of its Fellows, Emeritus Professor Christopher Fell AO FRSN FTSE, at the age of 82 on 8 December 2022. In addition to being Chair of the NCRIS Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF), and a member of the NSW Government Independent Planning Authority, Profes...

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DEC
11

Recent events now on YouTube: December 2022

Most face-to-face events and all online events conducted by the Royal Society of NSW are recorded and made available for subsequent viewing on our YouTube channel, youtube.com/royalsocnsw. Recordings for three events, held in November and December 2022, are now available on YouTube. On 23 November 2022, Professor Geraint Lewis FRSN FLSW, Professor ...

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DEC
08

RSNSW 1309th OGM: December 2022

The Society's 1309th Ordinary General Meeting, held in the Gallery Room of the State Library of NSW on 7 December, enjoyed a stimulating lecture titled "Harnessing solar energy through catalysis to make chemicals and fuel", delivered by the RSNSW 2021 James Cook Medallist, Scientia Professor Rose Amal AC FRSN FAA FTSE of the School of Chemical Engi...

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DEC
07

Royal Society of NSW Awards for 2022

The Royal Society of NSW announced its Awards for 2022 at the 1309th Ordinary General Meeting on Wednesday, 7 December 2022.  These prestigious awards, awarded by Australia's oldest learned society, recognise outstanding achievements and excellence in science, engineering, philosophy and the arts. The award winners are listed be...

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DEC
01

Society Fellow, Simon Ringer, appointed as PVC (Research Infrastructure) at the University of Sydney

Society Fellow, Professor Simon Ringer FRSN FTSE, has just been named as the new Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Infrastructure) at the University of Sydney. Professor Ringer is currently the Director of Core Research Facilities at the University of Sydney, and a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering in the School of Aerospace, Mechanical, a...

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NOV
26

RSNSW 1308th OGM: November 2022

The Society's 1308th Ordinary General Meeting, held in the Gallery Room of the State Library of NSW on 23 November, enjoyed an entertaining and thought-provoking lecture on the dark universe titled "Most of our universe is missing!: Adventures in the dark side of the cosmos", delivered by renowned astrophysicist and science communicator Professor G...

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NOV
22

Recent RSNSW Edgeworth David Medal winners recognised at 2022 Prime Minister's Science Prizes

Winners of the 2019 and 2020 Edgeworth David Medal of the Royal Society of NSW, respectively Professor Si Ming Man, of the Australian National University, and Associate Professor Brett Hallam of UNSW Sydney, have been (respectively) awarded the Frank Fenner Prize for Life Scientist of the Year and the Prize for New Innovators in the 2022 Prime Mini...

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NOV
22

Society Fellow, Trevor McDougall, awarded the 2022 Prime Minister's Prize for Science

The Council of the Royal Society of NSW is delighted to learn that one of its fellows, Scientia Professor Trevor McDougall AC FRS FRSN FAA of the University of New South Wales, has been awarded the Prime Minister's Prize for Science in 2022. The prize, valued at $250,000, recognises significant advancement of knowledge through science. Professor Mc...

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NOV
17

Society Fellows, Mary O'Kane and Barney Glover, appointed to the Australian Government panel developing the Universities Accord

On 16 November 2022, the Commonwealth Minister for Education, the Hon. Jason Clare announced the panel charged with developing the Australian Universities Accord that will provide a long-term plan for Australia's higher education system. Leading the team is Society Fellow, Emerita Professor Mary O'Kane AC FRSN FTSE — former Vice-Chancellor of ...

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NOV
16

Society Fellow, H Deep Saini, appointed as Vice-Chancellor of McGill University, Canada

Society Fellow, Professor H Deep Saini FRSN, has just been announced as the incoming, 18th Vice-Chancellor of the highly-ranked McGill University in Montreal, Canada.   Professor Saini who was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of NSW in 2017, during his tenure aas Vice-Chancellor at the University of Canberra, is curently the Vice-Chanc...

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