Royal Society of NSW News & Events

Royal Society of NSW News & Events
SEP
23

Society Fellow, Ben Eggleton, awarded Academic of the Year at the 2022 Australian Defence Industry Awards

The Council of the Royal Society of NSW warmly congratulates one of its Fellows,  Professor Ben Eggleton FRSN FAA FTSE of the University of Sydney, on being awarded Academic of the Year at the Australian Defence Industry Awards, held in Canberra in September 2022. Ben Eggleton is the Director of the University of Sydney Nano Institute and...

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SEP
23

Society Fellows shaping the Australia's national quantum strategy

Three Society Fellows and Distinguished Fellows have been appointed to the National Quantum Advisory Committee, announced on 22 September by the Minister for Industry and Science, the Hon. Ed Husic MP.  The 15-member committee, to be chaired by Australia's Chief Scientist and Society Distinguished Fellow, Dr Cathy Foley AO DistFRSN FAA FTSE, w...

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AUG
04

[email protected]: August 2022

The evening of Thursday 4 August 2022 saw the fifth in the [email protected] series—a joint presentation of Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC, Governor New South Wales, and the Royal Society of NSW—take place in the Ballroom of Government House Sydney.   On that occasion, Scientia Professor Michelle Simmons AO FRS DistFRSN...

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SEP
09

Passing of Queen Elizabeth II

It is with sadness that The Royal Society of New South Wales learned of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The Society sends its condolences to the Royal Family at this time of mourning. 

SEP
01

Society Fellow Veena Sahajwalla wins 2022 Eureka Prize

The Royal Society of NSW is delighted that one of its Fellows, Scientia Professor Veena Sahajwalla FRSN FAA FTSE from UNSW Sydney has been awarded one of the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes for 2022.  The Council of the Society warmly congratulates Professor Sahajwalla on her achievement, and on this recognition of the impact of her outstandin...

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AUG
15

Society's 200th anniversary featured on the ABC Science Show

The Society‘s 200th anniversary was featured on the ABC Science Show, which aired on 13 August 2022. In the segment, the Society‘s President, Dr Susan Pond AM FRSN was interviewed by Robyn Williams AO, host of The Science Show, to discuss key events in the Society‘s 200-year history, including a range of matters about which she spoke in her speech ...

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AUG
11

Sven Rogge FRSN appointed as new UNSW Dean of Science

The Council of the Royal Society of NSW extends its warmest congratulations to one of its Fellows, Scientia Professor Sven Rogge FRSN, who has just been named as the new Dean of Science at UNSW Sydney.  He takes over as Dean from another RSNSW Fellow, Professor Emma Johnston AO FRSN FAA FTSE, who is now the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Re...

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AUG
08

New award for outstanding writing on social change

A new non-fiction writing prize for the Australasia/Oceania Region will recognise a dynamic writer who aims to ignite positive social change through published work on any theme exploring key business and society issues. The  AU$10,000 Bruce Piasecki and Andrea Masters Award for Business and Society Writing seeks to inspire future generations t...

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AUG
05

Society Fellow, Maria Kavallaris, honoured with President of Cyprus Medal

Society Fellow, Professor Maria Kavallaris AM FRSN FAHMS, has been acknowledged for her life's research in cancer biology and therapeutics by the awarding of a Republic of Cyprus President's Medal for Outstanding Contributions by the President, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, at the Presidential Palace in Nicosia, Cyprus on 28 July 2022.  Professor Kav...

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AUG
01

Vale Emeritus Professor Robin and Penny King

The Royal Society of NSW records with great sadness the passing of one of its Fellows, Emeritus Professor Robin King FRSN FTSE, and his wife Penny in a tragic accident that occurred on Monday, 25 July 2022.  On that day, Penny and Robin set out for a walk at the northern end of Moonee Beach on the Central Coast of NSW.  They wer...

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JUL
28

Society Fellows as finalists in the 2022 Australian Museum Eureka Awards

A number of Society Fellows are amongst the Finalists of the 2022 Australian Museum Eureka Awards—the country’s most comprehensive national science awards, honouring excellence across the areas of research and innovation, leadership, science engagement, and school science. Presented annually in partnership with some of the nation’s leading scientif...

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JUL
27

Earliest cases of COVID-19 traced to seafood market in Wuhan China

An international team, including Society Fellow Professor Eddie Holmes FRS FRSN FAA of the University of Sydney, has determined that the earliest cases of COVID-19 arose in a wholesale fish market in Wuhan, China in December 2019. Their results linked these cases to bats, foxes, and other live mammals infected with the virus being sold in the ...

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JUL
06

RSNSW 1304th OGM: July 2022

The Society's 1304th Ordinary General Meeting, held in the Gallery Room of the State Library of NSW, on 6 July saw an audience of nearly 50 people enjoy an excellent and thought-provoking lecture on "This is going to be different: Learning to live with Chinese Power" presented by Professor High White AO FASSA, Emeritus Professor of Strategic Studie...

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JUL
13

Society Fellow receives Australian Museum Lifetime Achievement Award

The Council of the Royal Society of NSW extends its warmest congratulations to Emeritus Professor Bill Sherwin FRSN of UNSW Sydney on being awarded the 2021 Australian Museum Research Institute Lifetime Achievement Award. Professor William (Bill) Sherwin is a molecular ecologist who has dedicated almost 40 years to scientific research, applying mat...

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JUL
08

Recent Events now on YouTube: July 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. There were two events, held in July 2022, for which recordings are now available. On 6 July 2022, Professor Hugh White AO FASSA, Emeritus Professor of Strat...

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JUN
24

The Gala Dinner—Celebrating 200 years: June 2022

The Society’s bicentennial year culminated in a black-tie gala dinner on the evening of 24 June 2022 when 274 members and guests gathered to celebrate the achievements of the Society over 200 years. Preceding the dinner were pre-dinner drinks held in the University's Chau Chak Wing Museum, during which a number of Society-related objects from ...

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JUN
24

World-first quantum computer integrated circuit developed by startup led by Distinguished Fellow, Michelle Simmons

Silicon Quantum Computing (SQC), an Australian startup company with state-of-the-art research and atomic manufacturing facilities in Sydney, founded by Society Distinguished Fellow, Scientia Professor Michelle Simmons AO FRS DistFRSN FAA of UNSW Sydney, has just announced the world's first integrated circuit at the atomic scale. This technical brea...

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JUN
22

Recent Events now on YouTube: June 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. There were two events, held in June 2022, for which recordings are now available. The first of these was the presentation by Professor Anne Twomey AO at the...

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JUN
16

Society Fellows win RACI Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology Awards

The Council of the Royal Society of NSW extends its warmest congratulations to two of its Fellows who have received awards from the Royal Australian Chemical Institute Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology Division in May 2022.  Dr Tristan Reekie FRSN, of UNSW Canberra, and Professor Elizabeth New FRSN, of the University of Sydney, hav...

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JUN
13

Queen's Birthday Honours 2022

The Society is delighted to note the awards listed in the 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours List to Society Fellows: a Companion of the Order to Australia (AC) to Emeritus Professor Anne Green AC FRSN FTSE, an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) to Professor Mary-Louise McLaws AO FRSN, and an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) to Pamela Ann Griffit...

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