Royal Society of NSW News & Events

Royal Society of NSW News & Events
JUL
23

2019 Dirac Medal and lecture

      “Nothing goes faster than light - usually!”   Professor Lene Vestergaard Hau   Harvard University Date and time: Tuesday 23 July 2019, 6–8pm Venue: Tyree Room, John Niland Scientia Building, UNSW Sydney Cost: free Reservations: here This year’s lecture will explore how Lene and her team have slowed, sto...

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SEP
19

Sci-Fi Series - The future is here.




Sci-Fi Series - The future is here.  Date: Thursday, 19 September 2019 Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm Venue: Australian National Maritime Museum (Tasman Light Gallery and Theatre)             2 Murray Street, Darling Harbour, Sydney This series of lectures, Sci-Fi Series – Future Planet  was presented by a panel of le...

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JUN
05

1273rd OGM and open lecture

   “This talk may cause side effects:      nocebo effects in medicine”   Dr Kate Faasse   School of Psychology   UNSW Wednesday 5 June 2019Gallery Room, State Library of NSW Almost everyone has experienced unpleasant side effects from a medical treatment. But what if I were to tell you tha...

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APR
08

Annual Dinner 2019 and Distinguished Fellow’s Lecture

Guest of Honour:  The Honourable Margaret Beazley AO QC                               Governor of New South Wales   Distinguished Fellow’s Lecture:   “The new field of atomic electronics”  Michelle Simmons FRS FAA FTSE DistFRSN &n...

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MAY
02

Women and Science: lecture 2

This is the second in a series of lectures about Women and Science presented jointly by the Royal Society of NSW and the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts. The series examines the huge changes we have seen in the roles women have played in science, and the view science has held of women.    “Ada Lovelace, without whom   we might ...

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MAR
21

Women and science: lecture 1

Mary Shelley

The Women and Science lecture series is co-hosted by the Royal Society of NSW and the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts. It examines the huge changes in the roles women play in science, and the view science has of women. Prohibited for much of history from having a serious interest in such a ‘masculine’ domain, women now abound in science, mathemati...

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APR
03

152nd AGM, 1272nd OGM and retiring president’s address

   “Measuring what we can:    or how to lose weight on May 20th”   Emeritus Professor Brynn Hibbert   School of Analytical Chemistry   UNSW Wednesday 3 April 2019 Gallery Room, State Library of NSW Galileo said “Measure what is measurable, and make measurable what is not so”, which is a statement of...

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MAR
07

Special Newcastle meeting

Mechanisms by which the Royal Society of NSW can collaborate with the University of Newcastle for the benefit of the Newcastle region Thursday 7 March 2019 Hunter Medical Research Institute, New Lambton Heights The purpose of the meeting was to explore possible collaboration between the Royal Society of NSW and the University of Newcastle in establ...

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MAR
06

1271st OGM and open lecture

    “Using genomics to conserve      Australia’s biodiversity”    Katherine Belov    School of Life and Environmental Sciences    University of Sydney There was also a 3-minute thesis (3MT) talk: “Pee-cycling: transforming our urine into valuable fertiliser” by Federico Volpin, University of Te...

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FEB
25

Annual Meeting of the Four Societies 2019

Helen Cook 4 Societies

     “Legal considerations pertaining to     nuclear energy as an option for Australia”   Helen Cook    GNE Advisory Monday 25 February 2019 Allens, Level 28, Deutsche Bank Place, 126 Phillip Street, Sydney This presentation gave an overview of international approaches to the development of nuclear power...

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FEB
26

Speaking of music: lecture 1

dr wes

The Speaking of Music lecture series is co-hosted by the Royal Society of NSW and the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts. Our speakers will examine music, its relation to the world and its profound power to affect us – sometimes in surprising ways.        “Jazz and democracy”    Dr. Wesley J. Watkins IV   Jazz ...

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FEB
06

1270th OGM and open lecture

Evelyn Todd

Royal Society of NSW Scholarship Award Winners for 2018 Fiona McDougall, Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University Evelyn Todd, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Sydney There was also a 3-minute thesis (3MT) talk: “Finding the best-fitting jeans for railway foundations” by Mr Chuhao Liu, 2018 3MT winner, Univers...

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DEC
31

Calendar of Sydney meetings in 2019

Wednesday 6 February 1270th OGM and open lecture: 2018 Scholarship presentations Evelyn Todd, University of Sydney “Using genetics to improve athletic performance in throughbred horses” Fiona McDougall, Macquarie University “Human-associated bacteria and antibiotic resistance in grey-headed flying foxes” Venue: State Library of NSW, Shakespeare Pla...

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SEP
19

European tour: the history of science

map of Europe Tour 2019

Padua – Florence – Paris – London A tour for the Royal Society of NSW in conjunction with the State Library of NSW Foundation Owing to a cancellation, two places are available. 19 September – 4 October 2019 Overview Explore the history of science, from Vesalius in Padua to Galileo in Florence and the flourishing of modern science in Paris and Londo...

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