Royal Society of NSW News & Events

Royal Society of NSW News & Events
OCT
06

1298th OGM and Open Lecture

“Privacy and Identity in anAI world” Professor Toby Walsh FAA FACM FAAASScientia Professor of AISchool of CSE, UNSW (Sydney) Date: Wednesday, 6 October 2021, 6.30 pm AEDT  Venue: Zoom WebinarVideo presentation: YouTube video All are welcome.   Summary: Artificial Intelligence is making great advances, many of which challenge our...

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SEP
15

Our Energy Future: Part 2 of a two part event from RSNSW

Dr Adi Paterson

Our Energy Future: The Unrecognised Opportunity in Glasgow — In Two ActsPart 2: Crushed Rocks Dr Saul Griffith FRSNincluding a conversation withDr Adi Paterson FRSN Date: 12.30 pm AEST, Wednesday 15 September 2021 (Part 2) Venue: Zoom webinar Video presentation: YouTube videos for Part 1 and Part 2 Society Members and Fellows, and members...

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SEP
14

Inaugural Meeting to establish the Western NSW Branch of the Society

Date: Tuesday, 14 September 2021, 2.00 pm AEST  Venue: Zoom webinar.  For assistance in getting started with Zoom, please click here. Enquiries: via email  Entry: No charge All Society members are invited to join this historic occasion.  The Council has resolved to establish a new branch of the Society in Western NSW coveri...

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SEP
01

1297th OGM and Open Lecture

“Taking humour and laughter seriously: Exploring the multi-disciplinary field of humour studies” Dr Jessica Milner Davis FRSNHonorary Associate, University of Sydney Date: Wednesday, 1 September 2021, 6.30 pm AEST  Venue: Zoom webinar.  For assistance in getting started with Zoom, please click here.Video Presentation: YouTube vi...

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AUG
25

Our Energy Future: Part 1 of a two-part event from RSNSW

Dr Adi Paterson

Our Energy Future: The Unrecognised Opportunity in Glasgow — In Two ActsPart 1: Context and CastlesPart 2: Crushed Rocks Dr Saul Griffith FRSNincluding a conversation withDr Adi Paterson FRSN Date: 12.30 pm AEST, Wed. 25 August 2021  Venue: Zoom webinarsVideo presentation: YouTube videos for Part 1 and Part 2 Society Members and Fell...

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AUG
25

Hunter Branch Meeting 2021-3

“Did the Aged Care Royal Commission provide a blueprint to fix Australia's aged care system? If not, what else needs to happen?” Professor Kathy EagarDirector, Australian Health Services Research InstituteUniversity of Wollongong Date: Wednesday, 25 August 2021, 6.00 pm AEST  Venue:  Zoom WebinarVideo Presentation: YouTube ...

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AUG
04

1296th OGM and Open Lecture

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“The Intimate History of Evolution: The Huxleys 1825–1975” A contribution to National Science Week Professor Alison Bashford FRSN FAHA FRHistS FBALaureate Professor of HistoryUNSW (Sydney) Date: Wednesday, 4 August 2021, 6.30 pm AEST  Venue: Zoom webinar.   Video presentation: YouTube video   Summary: At Life Maga...

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JUL
22

Ideas@theHouse: July 2021

Greta Bradman

Ideas@theHousePresented byHer Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC, Governor of NSW “Music as a Superfood: How music can help us live longer, sleep better, calm down, find flow, and feel happier”Greta J. Bradman Writer, broadcaster, psychologist, and performing artist Date: Thursday, 22 July 2021, 6.30pm AEST Venue: Zoom webinar. F...

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JUL
15

Southern Highlands Branch Meeting 2021-6

“ANSTO’s WOMBAT Project” Dr Helen Maynard-CaselySenior Instrument ScientistAustralian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation Date: Thursday, 15 July  Venue: Via email circulation   Summary Dr Maynard-Casely was due to present this talk at the Mittagong RSL on 15 July 2021. Unfortunately, because of the updated COVID-19 restrictions a...

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JUL
07

1295th OGM and Open Lecture

“Society as an information processing system, and the influence of the media” Dr Erik Aslaksen FRSNPhysicist, Engineer, and Author Date: Wednesday, 7 July 2021, 6.30 pm AEST  Venue: Zoom webinarVideo presentation: YouTube video  Summary: We are concerned about our environment, and rightfully so: the air we breathe, the water we ...

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JUN
30

Hunter Branch Meeting 2021-2

“Extreme bushfires and the age of violent pyroconvection” Professor Jason SharplesSchool of ScienceUNSW (Canberra) Date: Wednesday, 30 June 2021, 6.00 pm AEST  Venue:  Zoom WebinarVideo presentation: YouTube video (*) Note:  Please note the change to both the time of the event and the venue/format. The current uncertainty r...

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JUN
17

Southern Highlands Branch Meeting 2021-5

“Burnout — the hottest issue” Max La Galle introduced by Dr Ken McCracken Date: Thursday, 17 June, 6.30 pm AEST Venue: RSL Mittagong, Nattai/Joadja Rooms All are welcome  Summary: Science has progressed beyond our wildest predictions in these 200 years and it is no wonder that young aspiring scientists these days are now walking in t...

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JUN
02

1294th OGM and Open Lecture

“Murray-Darling Basin turmoil:past, present, and future” Professor Richard Kingsford FRSNProfessor of Environmental Science Director, Centre for Ecosystem Science, UNSW (Sydney) Date: Wednesday, 2 June 2021, 6.30pm AEST  Venue: Zoom webinar Video presentation: YouTube video Summary:  The Murray-Darling Basin is Australia's most devel...

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MAY
26

Hunter Branch Meeting 2021-1

“On readying our region for low emissions technology” Dr Alan Finkel AO FTSE FAAFormer Chief Scientist of Australia Date: Wednesday, 26 May 2021, 5.30pm AEST  Venue: Newcastle Conservatorium of Music (cnr Auckland and Laman Streets, Newcastle) and Zoom live-streaming Video presentation:YouTube video In Conversation with Dr Alan Finkel AO. This...

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MAY
20

Southern Highlands Branch Meeting 2020-4

“Burnout — the hottest issue” Professor Gordon Parker AOScientia Professor of PsychiatryUNSW (Sydney) Date: Thursday, 20 May, 6.30pm AEST Venue: RSL Mittagong (face-to-face) All are welcome.  Summary:If constant stress has you feeling helpless, disillusioned and completely exhausted, you may be on the road to burnout. In this lecture, Pro...

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MAY
05

1293rd OGM and Open Lecture

“Big, bad fires in NSW” Emerita Professor Mary O’Kane AC FRSN FTSE Hon FIEAustChair, NSW Independent Planning Commission Date: Wednesday, 5 May 2021, 6.30pm AEST  Venue: Zoom Webinar Video presentation: YouTube video Summary:  As noted in the NSW Bushfire Inquiry, “The 2019-20 bush fire season was extreme, and extremely unusual. It s...

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APR
15

Southern Highlands Branch Meeting 2021-3

“Particle radiation therapy and human space exploration: commonality in challenges and solutions” Professor Anatoly RosenfeldUniversity of Wollongong Date: Thursday, 15 April, 6.30pm AESTVenue: RSL Mittagong, Nattai/Joadja Rooms (face-to-face) Entry: No charge All are welcome.  Summary: Particle therapy is advantageous for the treatm...

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APR
15

Ideas@theHouse: April 2021

Thomas Keneally AO DistFRSN

Ideas@theHousePresented byHer Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC, Governor of NSW “Australia and the Dickens Boys”Thomas Keneally AO DistFRSN Date: Thursday, 15 April 2021, 6.00pm AESTVenue: Zoom Webinar Video Presentation: YouTube Video Image credit: Tom Keneally in the Tom Keneally Centre at Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts. Photo b...

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APR
07

1292nd OGM and Open Lecture

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“Antarctica, this ain’t no mirage: the value of art in disseminating scientific information” Lea Kannar-LichtenbergerContemporary Artist Date: Wednesday, 7 April 2021, 6.00pm AEST (preceded by the Annual General Meeting) Venue: Zoom Webinar Video Presentation:YouTube Video About this Event In this talk Lea Kannar-Lichtenberger will explore jus...

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APR
07

154th AGM and 1292th OGM and Open Lecture

Lea Kannar-Lichtenberger

  Date: Wednesday, 7 April 2021, 6.00pm AEST Venue: Zoom Webinar This notice provides information about the: 154th Annual General Meeting and Council Elections1292nd Ordinary General Meeting and Open Lecture Annual General Meeting Rule 4(c) of the Society's Rules requires that an Annual General Meeting (AGM) must be held in April of each year....

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