Royal Society of NSW News & Events

Royal Society of NSW News & Events
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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AUG
24

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

Samuel pepys

   Lecture 1:  “Samuel Pepys, His Library    and the Enlightenment”    Susannah Fullerton  Author, lecturer and literary tour leader  susannahfullerton.com.au Monday 4 September 2017Mitchell Theatre, Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, 280 Pitt St., Sydney This series of five talks, co-hoste...

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AUG
09

Science Week RSNSW Lunchtime Science Talks

John Murray
Kathleen Riley
Leslie Burnett
Brynn Hibbert

Four RSNSW  Lunchtme Science Talks as part of Science Week University of Sydney Business School CBD campus, Level 17, Stockland Building, 133 Castlereagh St. Free admission Talk 1 “Smoking and lung cancer: How are we doing?”   Professor John Murray  School of Mathematics and Statistics  University of NSW  https://...

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AUG
07

Everybody needs science in their lives

National Science Week event, jointly sponsored by the Royal Society of NSW and the University of New England Wednesday 16 August 2017, 2–4pm UNE Future campus, 211 Church Street, Parramatta Contact: Charles Greenaway UNE, email: porjectexodusii "at" gmail.com,  phone: 0466 601 647 A short meeting on educational psychology, connectivi...

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AUG
04

RSNSW & Four Academies Forum 2017

“The future of rationality in a post-truth world” Hosted by His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (ret’d.), Governor of NSW and Patron of the Royal Society of NSW Wednesday, 29 November 2017, 9am–4.30pmGovernment House, Sydney This year’s Forum discussed the implications of the rise of a ‘post-truth’ approach to shaping public o...

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JUL
06

1255th OGM and open lecture

  “Self-driving cars: will they help?”    Professor Ann Williamson    Director    Transport and Road Safety Research Centre    School of Aviation, UNSW Sydney Wednesday 2 August 2017 Union, University and Schools Club, 25 Bent Street, Sydney Autonomous vehicles and driver-assist technologies are seen as ...

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JUN
11

1254th OGM and open lecture

  “Quantum computers: how and why”  Andrea Morello  Professor of Quantum Engineering  UNSW Sydney Wednesday 5 July 2017Union, University and Schools Club, 25 Bent Street, Sydney The talk certainly lived up to its promise of giving an excellent insight into a subject that, for most of the audience, would be fa...

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JUN
08

1253rd OGM and open lecture

  “Are you smarter than a slime mould?”  Madeleine Beekman  Professor of Behavioural Ecology  University of Sydney Wednesday 7 June 2017Union, University and Schools Club, 25 Bent Street, Sydney Professor Madeleine Beekman presented her investigations on the slime mould, a unicellular organism with no brain o...

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APR
18

2017 Liversidge Lecture

    “Sensing our world: From glucose sensors to     counting single molecules and cells”     Scientia Professor Justin Gooding     University of NSW     Awarded the 2017 Liversidge Medal for     chemistry. Thursday 11 May 2017Tyree Room and Balcony, John Niland Scientia Building, UNSW Bios...

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APR
14

Annual Dinner 2017

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President and MC
young scientist
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medal annual dinner
Roy MacLeod
medal 3 Ann Dinn 2017
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Choucair and Baume

      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:  “Don’t blame the unemployed”  Hon Emeritus Professor Pe...

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MAR
10

1252nd OGM and open lecture

    “The science of beer”  Dr Greg Organ  Senior Sensory Specialist  Lion Company Wednesday 5 April 2017Union, University and Schools Club, 25 Bent Street, Sydney Dr Organ began with a description of beer’s four ingredients – yeast, water, malt and hops – and the brewing process. To fully enjoy your beer...

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FEB
13

1251st OGM and open lecture

   “Creative minds: Artistic and scientific  endeavour on polar expeditions 1851 to 1951”  Richard Ferguson FRGS   Executive Director, Craft Australia Wednesday 1 March 2017Union, University and Schools Club, 25 Bent Street, Sydney Increased specialisation of academic disciplines in the twentieth century...

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JAN
13

Annual Meeting of the Four Societies 2017

  “South Australia: a nuclear State in a global   solution”   Rear Admiral, The Honourable Kevin Scarce AC   CSC RAN (ret'd.) Thursday 23 February 2017International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour This talk focused on the challenge to Australia in moving to a reliable, low-carbon and lowest-possible-cost e...

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JAN
13

1250th OGM and open lecture


Isobel Ronai

Royal Society of New South Wales Scholarship Award Winners for 2017   Yik Lung (Jeremy) Chan,   School of Life Sciences, University of Technology Sydney   Andrew Ritchie,   School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Sydney   Isobel Ronai,   School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Sydney W...

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NOV
18

1249th OGM and Christmas party


"Imaging with a deft touch: the scanning helium microscope – a modern pinhole camera!" Dr Matthew Barr, School of Mathematical and Physical Science, University of NewcastleJak Kelly Award winner for 2016 (award presented by Irene Kelly) Wednesday 7 December 2016 Union, University and Schools Club, 25 Bent Street, Sydney Inspired by the ancient...

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OCT
22

RSNSW & Four Academies Forum 2016

Governor

    Hosted by His Excellency General The Honourable  David Hurley AC DSC (ret’d), Governor of NSW  and Patron of the Royal Society of NSW  “Society as a complex system: implications for  science, practice and policy” Tuesday 29 November 2016Government House, Sydney We live in an increasingly co...

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