Royal Society of NSW News & Events

Royal Society of NSW News & Events
OCT
10

1248th OGM and public lecture

Presentation of Distinguished Fellowship to Dame Marie Bashir AD, CVO, DistFRSN The President presented the certificate of Distinguished Fellowship to Dame Marie Bashir at the start of the OGM. Past President Hector read the citation.   “Finding the right course for the right horse:  recent evidence-based advances in  ...

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SEP
07

1247th OGM and public lecture

“From sand and rice bubbles to earthquakes and volcanoes”    Professor Itai Einav, School of Engineering,  University of Sydney   Director of the Sydney Centre in Geomechanics  and Mining Materials Wednesday 5 October 2016Union, University and Schools Club, 25 Bent Street, Sydney The Universe is granulat...

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SEP
08

2016 Dirac Lecture

  “Dark matter in the universe”  The Dirac Lecture and award of the Dirac Medal  Duffield Professor Kenneth Freeman FRS  Australian National University Thursday 13 October 2016Tyree Room, John Niland Scientia Building, UNSW The Dirac Medal is based on rules established in 1990 by the then Vice Chancellor of t...

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AUG
19

1246th OGM and public lecture

 “A source of inspiration and delight:  The Mitchell Library”  Richard Neville   Mitchell Librarian and Director, Education &  Scholarship Wednesday 7 September 2016Union, University and Schools Club, 25 Bent Street, Sydney The State Library of New South Wales can trace its history back to 1826. In m...

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JUL
07

1245th OGM and public lecture

  “Celebrating the 200th birthday of Royal  Botanic Gardens: a personal history of  57 years of science”  Dr Barbara Briggs   Honorary Research Associate  Royal Botanic Gardens Wednesday 3 August 2016Union, University and Schools Club, 25 Bent Street, Sydney The Royal Society of New South ...

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NOV
20

Liversidge medal winner lecture 2014

"Recent studies on the total synthesis of natural products and related systems"  Professor Martin Banwell Research School of Chemistry Institute of Advanced Studies Australian National University Canberra Thursday 20 November 2014 Lecture Theatre 4, School of Chemistry, University of Sydney Professor Banwell is an organic c...

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FEB
16

Four Societies lecture 2015

"Latest developments in small modular reactors" Dr Adrian (Adi) Paterson Chief Executive Officer,Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation Held in conjunction with the Nuclear Engineering Panel of the Sydney Branch of Engineers Australia, the Australian Nuclear Association and the Australian Institute of Energy Date: Monday 16 February...

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SEP
15

Four Academies Forum 2015

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“The future of work” Royal Society of NSW and Four Academies Forum His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (ret'd), Vice Regal Patron of the RSNSW Tuesday 15 September 2015Government House, Sydney The Royal Society of NSW and Four Academies Forum was the inaugural collaborative event between the Society and the NSW-chapters of the...

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MAY
06

Annual black-tie dinner 2015

Awardees at the Annual Dinner 2015

  Guest of Honour Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO   Vice Regal Patron of the Society   and Governor of NSW Tuesday 5 May 2015Union, University and Schools Club, 25 Bent Street, Sydney Dame Marie Bashir was made a Distinguished Fellow of the Royal Society, was presented with the 2014 Royal Society of NSW Medal, and gave the Di...

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APR
01

1231st OGM, AGM and public lecture

“Is the brain the right size?”   Scientia Professor George Paxinos AO  School of Medical Sciences, UNSW Wednesday 1 April 2015Union, University and Schools Club, 25 Bent Street, Sydney Scientia Professor George Paxinos described the outstanding body of research that he has conducted over many years on mapping the structure of th...

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OCT
07

1236th OGM and public lecture

“The revolution in radio astronomy”   Professor Elaine Sadler  University of Sydney Wednesday 7 October 2015Union, University and Schools Club, 25 Bent Street, Sydney Radio astronomy is currently entering a 'golden age', when new telescopes of unprecedented sensitivity will allow us to explore the Universe in ways that have neve...

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JUL
01

1233rd OGM and public lecture

“Science in literature”   Dr James Ley   Editor, Sydney Review of Books Wednesday 1 July 2015Union University and Schools Club, 25 Bent Street, Sydney Literature and science have historically been seen as competing and sometimes opposed disciplines, confined to their own discrete modes of comprehension. James Ley will consider s...

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AUG
06

2015 Clarke Lecture

"From the Solar Nebula to the Deep Earth – a Geological Journey"   Professor Bill Griffin  Distinguished Professor of Geochemistry,  Macquarie University Date: Thursday 6 August 2015 Venue: Building Y3A, Theatre 1, Macquarie University Bill will tell the story of the journey to the surface of the remarkable rocks ...

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SEP
01

Dirac Lecture 2015

“Quantum entanglement and superconductivity”   Professor Subir Sachdev   Professor of Physics, Harvard University Held in conjunction with UNSW and the Australian Institute of Physics Tuesday 1 September 2015John B. Reid Theatre, AGSM Building, UNSW Einstein called it "spooky action at a distance". Entanglement is a counter-intu...

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MAR
05

1230th OGM and public lecture

“Super-resolution microscopy: understanding how T-cells make decisions”   Scientia Professor Katharina Gaus  ARC Centre of Excellence in Advanced   Molecular Imaging   Program in Membrane Interface Biology, UNSW​ Wednesday 4 March 2015Union, University and Schools Club, 25 Bent Street, Sydney Professor Gaus d...

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SEP
02

1235th OGM and open lecture

“Trait-based ecology”   Professor Mark Westoby   Department of Biological Sciences   Macquarie University  NSW Scientist of the Year 2014 Wednesday 2 September 2015Union University and Schools Club, 25 Bent Street, Sydney Ecological strategies summarize the variety of styles that different plant species have ...

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AUG
05

1234th OGM and public lecture

"Cultural transitions over the last 100,000 years and the future"   Professor Roland Fletcher   Professor of Theoretical and World Archaeology   University of Sydney Date: Wednesday 5 August 2015 Venue: Union, University and Schools Club, 25 Bent Street Sydney Professor Fletcher described and explained the major cultur...

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AUG
21

Science Week 2015 lunchtime talk 4

“The wonders of the Hubble Space Telescope”   Professor Michael Burton  School of Physics, UNSW Friday 21 August 2015University of Sydney Business School CBD campus, Level 17, 133 Castlereagh St., Sydney 25 years ago, on 24 April 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope was launched into Earth orbit. Aside, perhaps, from Galileo’s origi...

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AUG
20

Science Week 2015 lunchtime talk 3

“Big science and big history: From the big bang to us”   Professor David Christian   Director of Big History Institute   Macquarie University Thursday 20 August 2015University of Sydney Business School CBD campus, Level 17, 133 Castlereagh St., Sydney Big History examines our past, explains our present, and imagines ou...

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AUG
18

Science Week 2015 lunchtime talk 2

“Aboriginal astronomy and the clash of cultures”   Dr Ragbir Bhathal Tuesday 18 August 2015University of Sydney Business School CBD campus, Level 17, 133 Castlereagh St., Sydney The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have been observing the night sky for thousands of years. In that period of time they named the celestial objects...

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