Royal Society of NSW News & Events

Royal Society of NSW News & Events
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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AUG
14

Science Week 2015 lunchtime talk 1

“Failing to learn: using artificial worlds to teach science in a new way”   Professor Michael Jacobson  Professor of Education  University of Sydney Friday 14 August 2015University of Sydney Business School CBD campusLevel 17, 133 Castlereagh Street, Sydney We are going through a major transition in our ability to unde...

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JUN
04

1232nd OGM and public lecture

“The science of spontaneity: Fred Astaire as consummate craftsman”   Dr Kathleen Riley Wednesday 3 June 2015Union, University and Schools Club, 25 Bent Street, Sydney This talk focused on the science behind Fred Astaire's apparent effortlessness, his ability to make something that was technically complex and endlessly rehearsed look easy ...

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DEC
03

1238th OGM and Christmas party

“From quantum devices to quantum machines”   James Colless  ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered  Quantum Systems (EQuS),  University of Sydney  Jak Kelly Award winner for 2015 Wednesday 2 December 2015Union, University and Schools Club, 25 Bent Street, Sydney The Jak Kelly Award was created in h...

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NOV
05

1237th OGM and public lecture

“Big history”   Professor David Christian  Director, The Big History Institute  Macquarie University Wednesday 4 November 2015Union, University and Schools Club, 25 Bent Street, Sydney Since the beginnings of human history, taking stories from the past and synthesising them has delivered far more than the sum of the pa...

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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

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“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
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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NOV
02

1148th General Monthly Meeting

"The cervical cancer vaccine" Professor Ian Frazer, Director of the Centre for Immunology and Cancer Research, University of Queensland and Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, and 2006 Australian of the Year Wednesday 1 November 2006, 6.30 for 7 pm Conference Room 1, Darlington Centre, City Road ABSTRACT About 25% of cancers are initiated by inf...

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