Royal Society of NSW News & Events

Royal Society of NSW News & Events
FEB
05

1229th Ordinary General Meeting - Scholarship presentations

Royal Society of NSW scholarship winners 2015 Wednesday 4 February 2015Union, University and Schools Club, 25 Bent Street, Sydney Melanie LairdSchool of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney Melanie is a University Medallist in her second year of a PhD under the supervision of Professor Michael Thompson, studying reproduction in marsupials. Rut...

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FEB
04

1240th OGM and public lecture

Note: the OGM number 1239 is not used for administrative reasons. Royal Society of New South Wales Scholarship presentations The scholarship winners with the President of the Royal Society of NSW, Dr Donald HectorL-R: Yevgeny Stadnik, Adam Dudek, Don Hector, Charles Forster Wednesday 3 February 2016Union, University and Schools Club, 25 Bent Street...

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APR
07

1242nd OGM, AGM and public lecture

   “Royal Society of NSW – relevance in the 21st   century”   Dr Donald Hector FRSN   President Wednesday 6 April 2016Union, University and Schools Club, 25 Bent Street, Sydney Donald Hector was President of the Royal Society of NSW for four years from 2012 to 2016. This is an excerpt from his ...

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MAR
03

1241st OGM and public lecture

“How to win an IgNobel Prize and other adventures in communicating science”   Dr Len Fisher  Visiting Fellow in Physics,  University of Bristol Wednesday 2 March 2016Union, University and Schools Club, 25 Bent Street, Sydney This talk in a fun and interesting way was about how scientists go about their work. In 1999, D...

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JUN
03

1244th OGM and public lecture

Bob Young Book OGM 1244

“Royal” not “Philosophical” - W.B. Clarke's Inaugural Address to the Royal Society of NSW   Dr Bob Young   Associate Professor of Geoscience (ret’d),   University of Wollongong Wednesday 6 July 2016Union, University and Schools Club, 25 Bent Street, Sydney The Royal Society of New South Wales is 150 years old this year...

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JUN
02

1243rd OGM and public lecture

 “The curious case of the scientist in cinema: how  Indiana Jones turns out to be the bad guy!”  Professor Peter Hiscock  Tom Austen Brown Professor of Australian  Archaeology, University of Sydney Wednesday 1 June 2016Union, University & Schools Club, 25 Bent Street, Sydney Uplifting music and the s...

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MAY
04

1142nd General Monthly Meeting

"The genetics behind our drinking water turning toxic" Professor Brett Neilan, School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, University of NSW Wednesday 3 May 2006, 6.30 for 7 pm Conference Room 1, Darlington Centre, City Road BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES Professor Brett Neilan was a member of the team who won the Royal Societies of Australia 2004 Eurek...

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APR
06

1141st General Monthly Meeting

"Cold fusion, the alchemist's dream?" Annual General Meeting & Presidential Address by Professor Jak Kelly, President of the Society Wednesday 5 April 2006, 6.30 for 7 pm Conference Room 1, Darlington Centre, City Road ABSTRACT A brief history of cold fusion and where it fits into conventional physics will be given, leading up to the most recen...

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FEB
23

Four Societies Meeting 2006

"A cradle-to-grave concept for Australia's uranium" The February meeting of the Royal Society of NSW was the annual meeting of the four Societies: The Royal Society of New South Wales, The Australian Institute of Energy, Australian Nuclear Association and Engineers Australia (NUC Engineering Panel). Speaker: Dr Clarence Hardy, Secretary ANA, Vice-P...

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OCT
06

1139th General Monthly Meeting


"TB: controlling the old scourge" Professor Warwick Britton, Head, Mycobacterial Research GroupCentenary Institute of Cancer Medicine and Cell Biology, University of Sydney Wednesday 5 October 2005, 6 pm for 6.30 Conference Room 1, Darlington Centre, City Road ABSTRACT Nine million people contract tuberculosis every year and two million die. Over 9...

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SEP
08

The 2005 Clarke Memorial Lecture & 1138th General Monthly Meeting

"The quickening: beginning of animal life on Earth" Professor Patricia Vickers-Rich, Monash University Wednesday 7 September 2005, 6 pm for 6.30 Conference Room 1, Darlington Centre, University of Sydney ABSTRACT Four places in the world have yielded a most spectacular record of animal life prior to the time when shells and skeletons appeared - all...

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FEB
28

Four Societies Lecture 2014


Thursday, 27 February 2014"Questions of power in NSW"Professor Mary O'Kane, NSW Chief Scientist and Engineer At the annual Four Societies Lecture, Professor Mary O'Kane considered the major questions that face NSW in the future of energy production and utilisation. Asking the right questions is key – it reduces the time taken to identify the best s...

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SEP
04

1225th Ordinary General Meeting


"The fourth dimension and beyond - the paradox of working in unimaginable worlds"Emeritus Scientia Professor Ian Sloan AO FRSNDate: Wednesday 3 September 2014 Professor Ian Sloan is not content to work in an environment of four dimensions – he is quite at home in space with many more dimensions than most of us are accustomed to. Many mathemati...

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OCT
02

1226th Ordinary General Meeting


"Australia's most spectacular environmental rehabilitation project: Phillip Island, Pacific Ocean"Dr Peter CoynDate: Wednesday, 1 October 2014 Perched atop a submerged seamount, in turn atop a submarine ridge, Phillip Island and its close neighbour Norfolk Island are tiny specks, the only land in a vast expanse (2.5 million square kilometres) ...

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NOV
06

1227th Ordinary General Meeting


"A drop of optics"Dr Steve Lee and Dr Tri Phan, joint winners of the 2014 ANSTO Eureka Prize for Innovative Use of TechnologyDate: Wednesday 5 November 2014 The talk at the 1227th AGM was presented by Dr Steve Lee and Dr Tri Phan, joint winners of the 2014 ANSTO Eureka Prize for Innovative Use of Technology. They received the award for develop...

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MAY
08

Annual awards evening and dinner 2014

Back row: Benjamin Eggleton, Jerome Vanclay, Richard Banati, Ian Dawes, John Gascoigne. Front row: Aibing Yu, Ian Sloan, Judith Wheeldon, Donald Hector (President), Heinrich Hora, Merlin Crossley, Trevor Hambley

Left to right: Assoc Prof David Wilson, President Dr Donald Hector, Prof Brien Holden and Prof Michelle Simmons DistFRSN.

On Wednesday 7 May, the annual awards evening and annual dinner was held at the Union University and Schools Club in Sydney. The dinner was extremely well attended and the address by Professor Barry Jones AC FAA FACE FAHA FASSA FTSE DistFRSN on the attack on the scientific method stimulated a lot of discussion. During the evening, the Society's 201...

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MAY
08

Distinguished Fellow's Lecture 2014

Prof Barry Jones AC DistFRSN delivers the second Royal Society of NSW Distinguished Fellow's Lecture.

The Society was proud to have Professor Barry Jones AC DistFRSN present the second annual Distinguished Fellow's Lecture at the Society's annual dinner on Wednesday 7 May 2014. Professor Jones is the only person to be a Fellow of all four of Australia's learned Academies.

DEC
04

1228th Ordinary General Meeting

2014 Jak Kelly Award presentation, followed by the Society’s Christmas Party Wednesday 3 December 2014 Union, University & Schools Club, 25 Bent St, Sydney The 2014 Royal Society of NSW Jak Kelly Award was presented to Ms Linh Tran of the School of Physics at University of Wollongong (here seen at the AIP Awards Day on 18 November), for her wor...

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NOV
05

1176th Ordinary General Meeting

"The real significance of hobbits: hominid biogeography in South East Asia" Professor Michael J. Morwood, Professor in Archaeology, School of Earth and Environmental Studies, University of Wollongong Wednesday 4 November 2009 at 7 pm Conference Room 1, Darlington Centre, University of Sydney In 2004 Professor Mike Morwood led the team that found th...

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