Royal Society of NSW News & Events

Royal Society of NSW News & Events
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

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  “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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FEB
07

1261st OGM and open lecture

“Precision healthcare – the coming revolution in medicine”   Professor Leslie Burnett  Chief Medical Officer of Genome One  Garvan Institute of Medical Research Wednesday 7 March 2018Union, University & Schools Club, 25 Bent Street, Sydney Medicine has entered a period of major transformation. Advances in DNA sequencing have led ...

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FEB
06

Learning, adaptation and the Enlightenment: the library

  Paul Brunton OAM   Emeritus Curator   State Library of NSW Thursday 1 March 2018Mitchell Theatre, Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, 280 Pitt St, Sydney The penal colony of New South Wales was a child of the Enlightenment. It was founded on the belief in personal improvement and progress. It was not a dumping ground for convict...

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JAN
02

Learning, adaptation and the Enlightenment: the museum

    Kim McKay AO  Director and CEO  The Australian Museum Monday 5 February 2018Mitchell Theatre, Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, 280 Pitt St, Sydney This was the third in a series of lectures on the theme “Is the Enlightenment dead?” being co-hosted by the Royal Society of NSW and the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts. Ki...

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JAN
03

1260th OGM and open lecture

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Royal Society of NSW Scholarship Award Winners for 2018 Grace Causer, Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials, University of Wollongong Yu-wei Lin, Advanced Drug Delivery Group, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Sydney Cara Van Der Wal, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Sydney Wednesday 7 February 2018Union, U...

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NOV
16

1259th OGM and Christmas party

“How to store light: an optical memory based on sound waves”     Moritz Merklein   Department of Physics   University of Sydney   Jak Kelly Award winner for 2017 Wednesday 6 December 2017 Union, University and Schools Club, 25 Bent Street, Sydney The Jak Kelly Award was created in honour of Professor Jak...

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NOV
22

The Dirac Lecture 2013

“Semiconductor nanostructures and quantum phenomena”   Professor Sir Michael Pepper FRS  Pender Chair in Nanoelectronics  University College London Dirac Lecture and Medal Presentation Professor Pepper was also presented with an Honorary Degree from UNSW after his lecture. Thursday 21 November 2013 Law Theatre, UNSW In...

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NOV
07

1216th OGM and public lecture

“Re-thinking science education in Australian schools: development and implementation of the National Science Curriculum”   Dr Mark Butler  Department of Education and Communities Wednesday 6 November 2013 Union, University and Schools Club, 25 Bent Street, Sydney Dr Butler examined the development and nature of the new national senio...

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DEC
19

1217th OGM and Christmas party

“Probing the nano-world with the symmetries of light”   Xavier Zambrana-Puyalto  Department of Physics and Astronomy  ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered  Quantum Systems, Macquarie University  Winner of the RSNSW Jak Kelly Scholarship  Award for 2013 Wednesday 18 December 2013 Union, Unive...

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FEB
06

1218th Ordinary General Meeting

Presentations by Royal Society of NSW scholarship winners 2014 Date: Wednesday 5 February 2014 Venue: Union University and Schools Club, 25 Bent St, Sydney John Chan (Pharmacology, University of Sydney) Jessica Stanley (Chemistry, University of Sydney) Jiangbo (Tim) Zhao (Advanced Cytometry, Macquarie University) This presentation was delivered by ...

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OCT
13

1258th OGM and open lecture

   “Women artists: barriers and frustrations”   Pamela Griffith   Artist, designer, master printer and author Wednesday 1 November 2017Union, University and Schools Club, 25 Bent Street, Sydney Pamela Griffith shared some of the joys and challenges she has encountered as a female artist. Her talk was illustrated by ima...

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OCT
12

RSNSW/SMSA Joint Lecture Series: Is the Enlightenment dead? Lecture 2

  “The freedom to use your own intelligence:  the Enlightenment and the growth of the  Australian nation”  Emeritus Professor Robert Clancy AM FRSN  School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy  University of Newcastle Monday 6 November 2017Mitchell Theatre, Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts,...

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OCT
12

2017 Dirac Lecture

Dirac Lecture 2017

“Is it possible to predict the behaviour of closed physical systems? From the solar systems to a quantum computer”   Professor Boris Altshuler  Department of Physics  Columbia University  New York Monday 6 November 2017 Ritchie Theatre, John Niland Scientia Building, UNSW The Dirac Medal for the Advancement of Theoretical Physic...

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OCT
11

Is the Enlightenment dead?

RSNSW/SMSA Joint Lecture Series detail from the frontispiece of Diderot’s Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers, 1772 Dates: see below Venue: all sessions will be held at the Mitchell Theatre, Level 1, Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, 280 Pitt St., Sydney Time: 6 pm drinks, for 6.30-7.30 pm Cost: $15 for SMSA...

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SEP
15

1257th OGM and open lecture

  “The science of social networks”   Professor Pip Pattison AO FASSA FRSN   Deputy Vice Chancellor  University of Sydney Wednesday 4 October 2017Union, University and Schools Club, 25 Bent Street, Sydney We are social animals and what we think, feel and do is affected by the social networks in which we live work and play. In her...

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AUG
26

1256th OGM and open lecture

  "Multisensory music:   listening by ear and eye?"   Dr Helen Mitchell   Sydney Conservatorium of Music   University of Sydney Wednesday 6 September 2017 Union, University and Schools Club, 25 Bent Street, Sydney Listening is regarded as the most fundamental way to engage with music performance but this is c...

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AUG
25

Poggendorff Lecture 2017

"Applied remote sensing applications for Australian agricultural and horticultural industries" Associate Professor Andrew Robson, University of New England Associate Professor Andrew Robson receiving the Poggendorff Medal from HisExcellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (ret'd.), Governor of NSW Tuesday 29 August 2017 Mitchell Theatre,...

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