Royal Society of NSW News & Events

Royal Society of NSW News & Events
APR
08

Annual Dinner 2019 and Distinguished Fellow’s Lecture

Guest of Honour:  The Honourable Margaret Beazley AO QC                               Governor of New South Wales   Distinguished Fellow’s Lecture:   “The new field of atomic electronics”  Michelle Simmons FRS FAA FTSE DistFRSN &n...

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MAY
02

Women and Science: lecture 2

This is the second in a series of lectures about Women and Science presented jointly by the Royal Society of NSW and the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts. The series examines the huge changes we have seen in the roles women have played in science, and the view science has held of women.    “Ada Lovelace, without whom   we might ...

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MAR
21

Women and science: lecture 1

Mary Shelley

The Women and Science lecture series is co-hosted by the Royal Society of NSW and the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts. It examines the huge changes in the roles women play in science, and the view science has of women. Prohibited for much of history from having a serious interest in such a ‘masculine’ domain, women now abound in science, mathemati...

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APR
03

152nd AGM, 1272nd OGM and retiring president’s address

   “Measuring what we can:    or how to lose weight on May 20th”   Emeritus Professor Brynn Hibbert   School of Analytical Chemistry   UNSW Wednesday 3 April 2019 Gallery Room, State Library of NSW Galileo said “Measure what is measurable, and make measurable what is not so”, which is a statement of...

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MAR
06

1271st OGM and open lecture

    “Using genomics to conserve      Australia’s biodiversity”    Katherine Belov    School of Life and Environmental Sciences    University of Sydney There was also a 3-minute thesis (3MT) talk: “Pee-cycling: transforming our urine into valuable fertiliser” by Federico Volpin, University of Te...

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FEB
25

Annual Meeting of the Four Societies 2019

Helen Cook 4 Societies

     “Legal considerations pertaining to     nuclear energy as an option for Australia”   Helen Cook    GNE Advisory Monday 25 February 2019 Allens, Level 28, Deutsche Bank Place, 126 Phillip Street, Sydney This presentation gave an overview of international approaches to the development of nuclear power...

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FEB
26

Speaking of music: lecture 1

dr wes

The Speaking of Music lecture series is co-hosted by the Royal Society of NSW and the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts. Our speakers will examine music, its relation to the world and its profound power to affect us – sometimes in surprising ways.        “Jazz and democracy”    Dr. Wesley J. Watkins IV   Jazz ...

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FEB
06

1270th OGM and open lecture

Evelyn Todd

Royal Society of NSW Scholarship Award Winners for 2018 Fiona McDougall, Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University Evelyn Todd, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Sydney There was also a 3-minute thesis (3MT) talk: “Finding the best-fitting jeans for railway foundations” by Mr Chuhao Liu, 2018 3MT winner, Univers...

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DEC
31

Calendar of Sydney meetings in 2019

Wednesday 6 February 1270th OGM and open lecture: 2018 Scholarship presentations Evelyn Todd, University of Sydney “Using genetics to improve athletic performance in throughbred horses” Fiona McDougall, Macquarie University “Human-associated bacteria and antibiotic resistance in grey-headed flying foxes” Venue: State Library of NSW, Shakespeare Pla...

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NOV
15

1269th OGM open lecture and Christmas party

Jak Kelly Award lecture and Christmas party“Hydroxyl as a probe of the molecular interstellar medium”   Anita Petzler, Jak Kelly Award winner for 2018  Department of Physics and Astronomy  Macquarie University Wednesday 5 December 2018State Library of NSW, Sydney The Jak Kelly AwardThis award was created in honour of P...

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NOV
10

RSNSW and Four Academies Forum 2018

“Towards a prosperous and sustainable Australia: what now for the lucky country?” Hosted by His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (ret’d.), Governor of NSW and Patron of the Royal Society of NSW Thursday 29 November 2018Government House, Sydney A day dissecting the big questions facing Australia today and into the future. Austra...

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SEP
07

1267th OGM and open lecture

   “3D printing of body parts: practical applications   and fundamental explorations”    Professor Gordon Wallace AO FRSN   Director, Intelligent Polymer Research Institute   University of Wollongong There was also a 3-minute thesis talk, “Knowing your alien”, by Mr Yingyod Lapwong, Faculty of ...

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OCT
12

Great Australians you’ve never heard of

      Lecture 4   “A geologist, geographer and anthropologist”    Professor Alison Bashford FRSN    School of Humanities & Languages    UNSW Monday 12 November 2018Mitchell Theatre, Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, 280 Pitt St, Sydney This is the final in a series of four talks co-hos...

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OCT
07

1268th OGM and open lecture

   “Breakthrough! The detection of gravitational     waves from a neutron star merger”   Associate Professor Tara Murphy   School of Physics   The University of Sydney There was also a 3-minute thesis talk, “Bio-Nano Robo-Mofos”, by Mr Jonathan Berengut, UNSW 2018 3MT winner. Wednesday 7 November 20...

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AUG
12

Great Australians you’ve never heard of

  Lecture 3  “Three great Australians and horse racing”  Emeritus Professor Brynn Hibbert  School of Chemistry  University of NSW Thursday 6 September 2018Mitchell Theatre, Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, 280 Pitt St, Sydney Professor Brynn Hibbert AM FRSN talked about three great Australians: two scie...

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AUG
11

1266th OGM and open lecture

   “The psychology of eyewitness memory”   Professor Richard Kemp   School of Psychology   University of NSW There was also a 3-minute thesis talk by  Hema Umapathy, University of Sydney, on "Fat knees: inflammation of the infrapatellar fat pad and clinical outcomes of the knee" Wednesday 5 September 201...

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JUL
14

1265th OGM and open lecture

   “The final frontier –    on the complexity and   frailty of human memory”   Associate Professor Muireann Irish   Brain & Mind Centre   University of Sydney Wednesday 8 August 2018Gallery Room, State Library of NSW, Sydney Human memory remains one of the great scientific enigmas and ...

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JUL
12

Poggendorff Lecture 2018

   “Establishing a sustainable nitrogen diet to     agricultural intensive cropping industries”   Professor Brent Kaiser    School of Life and Environmental Sciences   The University of Sydney Wednesday 1 August 2018Room 432, New Law Annexe, University of Sydney The Poggendorf Lectureship is aw...

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JUN
04

RSNSW/SMSA 2018 Science Week talks

The Royal Society of NSW and the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts are combining to offer a series of four talks as part of Science Week (https://sydneyscience.com.au/2018/) Venue: Mitchell Theatre, Level 1, Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, 280 Pitt St, SydneyRegistration essentialAll are welcomeEnquiries: phone SMSA on (02) 9262 7300 Talk 1: “Will...

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JUL
11

Great Australians you’ve never heard of

   Lecture 2   “The man from Ballarat      who injected himself      with the myxoma virus”   The Honourable Em Prof Peter Baume AC Monday 23 July 2018Mitchell Theatre, Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, 280 Pitt St, Sydney The Royal Society of NSW and the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts —...

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