Royal Society of NSW News & Events

Royal Society of NSW News & Events
NOV
15

1269th OGM open lecture and Christmas party

Jak Kelly Award lecture and Christmas party“Hydroxyl as a probe of the molecular interstellar medium”   Anita Petzler, Jak Kelly Award winner for 2018  Department of Physics and Astronomy  Macquarie University Wednesday 5 December 2018State Library of NSW, Sydney The Jak Kelly AwardThis award was created in honour of P...

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NOV
10

RSNSW and Four Academies Forum 2018

“Towards a prosperous and sustainable Australia: what now for the lucky country?” Hosted by His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (ret’d.), Governor of NSW and Patron of the Royal Society of NSW Thursday 29 November 2018Government House, Sydney A day dissecting the big questions facing Australia today and into the future. Austra...

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SEP
07

1267th OGM and open lecture

   “3D printing of body parts: practical applications   and fundamental explorations”    Professor Gordon Wallace AO FRSN   Director, Intelligent Polymer Research Institute   University of Wollongong There was also a 3-minute thesis talk, “Knowing your alien”, by Mr Yingyod Lapwong, Faculty of ...

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OCT
12

Great Australians you’ve never heard of

      Lecture 4   “A geologist, geographer and anthropologist”    Professor Alison Bashford FRSN    School of Humanities & Languages    UNSW Monday 12 November 2018Mitchell Theatre, Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, 280 Pitt St, Sydney This is the final in a series of four talks co-hos...

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OCT
07

1268th OGM and open lecture

   “Breakthrough! The detection of gravitational     waves from a neutron star merger”   Associate Professor Tara Murphy   School of Physics   The University of Sydney There was also a 3-minute thesis talk, “Bio-Nano Robo-Mofos”, by Mr Jonathan Berengut, UNSW 2018 3MT winner. Wednesday 7 November 20...

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AUG
12

Great Australians you’ve never heard of

  Lecture 3  “Three great Australians and horse racing”  Emeritus Professor Brynn Hibbert  School of Chemistry  University of NSW Thursday 6 September 2018Mitchell Theatre, Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, 280 Pitt St, Sydney Professor Brynn Hibbert AM FRSN talked about three great Australians: two scie...

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AUG
11

1266th OGM and open lecture

   “The psychology of eyewitness memory”   Professor Richard Kemp   School of Psychology   University of NSW There was also a 3-minute thesis talk by  Hema Umapathy, University of Sydney, on "Fat knees: inflammation of the infrapatellar fat pad and clinical outcomes of the knee" Wednesday 5 September 201...

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JUL
14

1265th OGM and open lecture

   “The final frontier –    on the complexity and   frailty of human memory”   Associate Professor Muireann Irish   Brain & Mind Centre   University of Sydney Wednesday 8 August 2018Gallery Room, State Library of NSW, Sydney Human memory remains one of the great scientific enigmas and ...

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JUL
12

Poggendorff Lecture 2018

   “Establishing a sustainable nitrogen diet to     agricultural intensive cropping industries”   Professor Brent Kaiser    School of Life and Environmental Sciences   The University of Sydney Wednesday 1 August 2018Room 432, New Law Annexe, University of Sydney The Poggendorf Lectureship is aw...

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JUN
04

RSNSW/SMSA 2018 Science Week talks

The Royal Society of NSW and the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts are combining to offer a series of four talks as part of Science Week (https://sydneyscience.com.au/2018/) Venue: Mitchell Theatre, Level 1, Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, 280 Pitt St, SydneyRegistration essentialAll are welcomeEnquiries: phone SMSA on (02) 9262 7300 Talk 1: “Will...

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JUL
11

Great Australians you’ve never heard of

   Lecture 2   “The man from Ballarat      who injected himself      with the myxoma virus”   The Honourable Em Prof Peter Baume AC Monday 23 July 2018Mitchell Theatre, Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, 280 Pitt St, Sydney The Royal Society of NSW and the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts —...

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JUN
08

1264th OGM and open lecture

 “Can art really make a difference?”   Honorary Associate Professor   Joanna Mendelssohn   College of Fine Arts, UNSW Wednesday 4 July 2018Gallery Room, State Library of NSW, Sydney Artists have long tackled global issues, throughout centuries of wars and humanitarian crises. Artists persist in challenging assumed...

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MAY
05

1263rd OGM and open lecture

   “No sex please, we’re Cape bees”   Professor Ben Oldroyd   School of Life and Environmental Sciences    University of Sydney Wednesday 6 June 2018 Gallery Room, State Library of NSW This was the first OGM and Open Lecture held at the Society's new home venue, the State Library of NSW. Ant and bee colo...

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MAY
10

Great Australians you’ve never heard of

   Lecture 1   “A Tasmanian convict who went from      an Irish rebel to become a Governor”   given by Thomas Keneally AO DistFRSN Friday 22 June 2018Mitchell Theatre, Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, 280 Pitt St, Sydney The Royal Society of NSW and the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts — the two oldest ...

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MAY
03

RSNSW Annual Dinner 2018

Keneally

   Guests of honour:   His Excellency General The Honourable David   Hurley AC DSC (ret’d.), Governor of New South   Wales and Patron of the Royal Society of New   South Wales, and Mrs Hurley    Distinguished Fellow’s Lecture   Thomas Keneally AO DistFRSN   “Mungo Man i...

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APR
09

Pollock Memorial Lecture 2018

   “Engineering for understanding:    how building quantum devices unveils    the meaning of quantum mechanics”      Professor Andrea Morello   Professor of Quantum Engineering   UNSW Sydney Wednesday 2 May 2018Club Bar, Roundhouse, UNSW Sydney, Kensington The Pollock Memorial Le...

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MAY
09

Combined AIP and RSNSW event

  “Big science - exploring the future of the world’s  most exciting STEM challenges and developments”  Professor Richard Garrett   Manager, Industry and External Engagement  Australian Nuclear Science and Technology  Organisation Tuesday 26 June 2018ANSTO Discovery Centre, New Illawarra Ro...

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MAR
06

Annual Meeting of the Four Societies

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    “Exciting materials for energy     applications in 2050”    Professor Robin Grimes  Professor of Materials Physics,  Imperial College London,  and Chief Scientific Advisor,  UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office Wednesday 14 March 2018UNSW Colombo Theatre Professor Grimes’ talk focused on exci...

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MAR
07

151st AGM, and 1262nd OGM and open lecture

Paul Fennell talking

  “The decarbonisation of industry”  Professor Paul Fennell  Professor of Clean Energy  Imperial College London The evening began with the AGM, at which there was an election of Council members Wednesday 4 April 2018Union, University & Schools Club, 25 Bent Street, Sydney In order to meet the IPCC recommendation for an 80% c...

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MAR
08

Is the Enlightenment dead? Lecture 5: sophistry

  “The Enlightenment has failed”  Scientia Professor George Paxinos AO  School of Medical Sciences, UNSW This event’s unique format featured an optional buffet dinner followed by the sophistry and live music. Thursday 5 April 2018 Mitchell Theatre, Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, 280 Pitt St, Sydney Scientia Professor George Paxino...

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