Royal Society of NSW News & Events

Royal Society of NSW News & Events
DEC
31

RSNSW Fellows investigate the Opal Tower

Emeritus Professor John Carter AM FRSN and Professor Mark Hoffman FRSN have been appointed by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment to investigate the structural integrity of the Opal Tower apartment building at Homebush.  We wish them speedy success. (Following initial investigations, Professor Stephen Foster was also engaged to assi...

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DEC
06

RSNSW awards for 2018

The Society's awards for 2018 (Clarke Medal, Edgeworth David Medal, History & Philosophy of Science Medal, James Cook Medal, Poggendorff Lecture and RSNSW Scholarship) were announced by the President at the OGM on 5 December. Full details are available here.

DEC
02

Images from the 2018 Forum

Anne Williamson and Phil Waite
Ian Wilkinson and others in lecture
President with Brian and Brynn
Louise Young
Virginia Judge
Mary-Anne Williams lecturing

Government House and group outside Anne Williamson and Phil Waite Ian Wilkinson and others in lecture President with Brian and Brynn Louise Young Virginia Judge Mary-Anne Williams lecturing

AUG
02

International Mathematical Union honours Nalini Joshi

Professor Nalini Joshi AO FRSN has been elected Vice-President of the International Mathematical Union, from the start of 2019. She becomes the first Australian to hold this position.  Besides being a Fellow of the Royal Society of NSW, Professor Joshi is a member of its governing Council.

MAY
28

Recent honours for RSNSW Fellows

Veena Sahajwalla

Two of our members have recently been elected as Fellows of the prestigious Royal Society of London. They are Michelle Simmons DistFRSN (who is already Australian of the Year) and Graeme Jameson FRSN from the University of Newcastle. And recently elected FRSN Veena Sahajwalla has just been elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science. W...

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APR
18

New President's message

Ian Sloan

At the 151st AGM held on 4 April 2018, Emeritus Scientia Professor Ian Sloan AO FRSN was installed as President of the Society.  As Professor Sloan was overseas and unable to attend the meeting, he addressed the audience in a video.  The text of his address is given here. If you are seeing this video, then I must have been elected as Pres...

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DEC
08

Forum 2017: presentation abstracts

The Society's annual RSNSW and Four Academies Forum took place on 29 November last, hosted by His Excellency the Governor of New South Wales at Government House.  The abstracts of the presentations can be accessed here.

MAR
19

Results of the Council election 2018

In accordance with the Society's rules, the list of candidates is displayed here. The election took place at the annual general meeting on Wednesday 4 April 2018 at the Union University & Schools Club, 25 Bent Street, Sydney.  Polling opened at 5.30pm and closed at 6.15pm. The results of the election were as follows. Aslaksen Erik Councill...

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SEP
27

RSNSW & SMSA strategic partnership

SMSA building
signing the SMSA MoU

The Council of the Society is pleased to announce that it has reached agreement with the Board of the Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts (SMSA) to establish a strategic partnership. This partnership reflects the similar heritage of the two organisations and their commitment to advancing knowledge and engaging with the broadest possible audience in Ne...

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APR
06

March for Science

The Royal Society of NSW supported the March for Science held on 22 April. For more details about the March go to its website here At its Council meeting of 15th March the Society passed the following motion: The Society supports the principles upon which the “March for Science” is based and encourages Fellows and Members of the Society to particip...

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DEC
15

Royal Society of NSW Awards 2016

James Cook Medal Scientia Professor David Cooper BSc(Med) MBBS(Syd) MD DSc(UNSW) FRACP FRCPA FRCP FAA FAHMS was the winner of the James Cook Medal. Located at UNSW, he is Professor of Medicine and Director, Kirby Institute for Infection and Immunity in Society. Professor Cooper's research has been focused on the understanding and treatment of HIV/A...

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DEC
08

See the slides from the 2016 Forum

Four Academies Forum 2016 - presentations - The Royal Society of NSW http://royalsoc.org.au/four-academies-forum-2016-presentations The slides used by the speakers at the 2016 RSNSW and Four Academies Forum, held on 29 November at Government House, are now available for download.

MAY
05

Annual black-tie dinner 2016

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Annual Black-Tie Dinner, Distinguished Fellow's Lecture and presentation of the Society's 2015 awards Guest of honour: The Society's Vice-Regal Patron, His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (ret'd), Governor of New South Wales The Distinguished Fellow's Lecture delivered by Emeritus Professor Eugenie Lumbers AM DistFRSN Wed...

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