Royal Society of NSW News & Events

Royal Society of NSW News & Events
MAR
31

Society Fellow, Steven Weller, appointed as ARC Executive Director

The Australian Research Council has recently announced (24 March) that Society Fellow Professor Steven Weller FRSN of the University of Newcastle has been appointed as the new Executive Director for the Engineering and Information Sciences.  The Executive Directors oversee the grant allocation panels in their discipline portfolio, have operati...

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MAR
29

Society welcomes new Fellows and Members: March 2023

The Royal Society of NSW warmly welcomes 20 new members to the Society's ranks, effective from 15 March 2023. Fellows Emeritus Professor Elizabeth Ashburn Professor Roy Beran Dr Joseph Brophy Professor Conal Condren Professor Marcel Dinger Mr Lionel Etheridge Associate Professor Kalinda Griffiths Professor Anthony Mills Professor Bernard Pailthorpe...

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MAR
22

New national science priorities: a national conversation

Australia's Chief Scientist, Dr Cathy Foley AO PSM DistFRSN FAA FTSE, has been requested by the Australian Government to lead a national conversation about the revitalisation of Australia’s Science and Research Priorities over coming months. The current list of science priorities dates back to 2015 — a time before gravitational waves had been ...

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MAR
22

RSNSW 2023 Annual Dinner and Awards Presentation

The Society's  2023 Annual Dinner and Awards Presentation was held in Meers Hall of Sydney Modern, the new wing of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, on the evening of 10 March 2023.  It was a wonderful occasion attended by many members, Award winners (shown in the adjacent image), and guests. Steven Miller, Head of Research Library...

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MAR
16

Recent events now on YouTube: March 2023 (updated)

Most face-to-face events and all online events conducted by the Royal Society of NSW are recorded and made available for subsequent viewing on our YouTube channel, youtube.com/royalsocnsw.  There were two events in March 2023 for which recordings are now available. The recording of the first in the Ideas@theHouse series for 2023 presented...

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MAR
15

Academy of Science Honorific Awards for Society Fellows and Prize Winners

Professor Matthew England FRSN FAA of the UNSW Sydney and Professor Si Ming Man of the Australian National University have been named as winners in the Academy of Science (AAS) Honorific Awards for 2023.  Professor England, the winner of the RSNSW James Cook Medal in 2019, was awarded the  AAS Jaeger Medal — one of the Academy's career-le...

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FEB
28

Society Fellow Saul Griffith featured on ABC Australian Story

Society Fellow, Saul Griffith FRSN, was featured in the epsiode "The Transformer | Saul Griffith" that appeared on ABC-TV's 27 February 2023 episode of  Australian Story. The story provides fascinating insights into Saul's background as a prolific inventor, engineer, successful entrepreneur, and renewable advocate.  His passion for develo...

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NOV
29

1318th OGM and Open Lecture

“What do we really know about 20th- and 21st-century sea-level change?”Emeritus Professor John Church AO FAA FTSE FAMS FAGUClimate Change Research CentreUNSW Sydney Date: Wednesday, 29 November 2023, 6.00 pm for 6.30 pm AEDT  Venue: Gallery Room, State Library of NSW, Shakespeare Place, SydneyVideo presentation: YouTube video All are welc...

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FEB
15

NSW Government boosts sponsorship for Royal Society of NSW

The Society is delighted to announce that the NSW Government, through the Office of the Chief Scientist and Engineer, is extending its support for the Society for a further three years until 2027. The total funding allocation is $324,000. NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer Professor Hugh Durrant-Whyte said that the funding extension would enab...

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FEB
10

Royal Society of Queensland Writing Prize 2023

The Royal Society of Queensland has just announced a new writing prize, with the theme of "Improving public health in remote communities", commemorating the life of pharmacist, Geraldine Hall.  Geraldine Hall was educated at the University of Queensland and took up a position as a pharmacist at the public hospital on Norfolk Island in 1999, su...

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FEB
09

Recent events now on YouTube: February 2023

Most face-to-face events and all online events conducted by the Royal Society of NSW are recorded and made available for subsequent viewing on our YouTube channel, youtube.com/royalsocnsw.  The recording of the first presentation of 2023 (1 February) to the Royal Society of New South Wales, on the theme of "Drones, Smart Munitions and Cyberspa...

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NOV
16

Southern Highlands Branch Meeting 2023-10

“Secrets of cultural heritage revealed at ANSTO”Dr Joseph BevittSenior Instrument ScientistANSTO Date: Thursday, 16 November 2023, 6.30 – 7.30 pm AEST  Venue: RSL Mittagong, Joadja/Nattai Room All are welcome Summary:  In this lecture, Dr Bevitt will show how the use of state-of-the-art scientific techniques from the Australian Centr...

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JUL
18

Ideas@theHouse: July 2024

Julie Inman Grant

Ideas@theHousepresented byHer Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC KC, Governor of NSW “W x 3 — The World Wide Web (we weaved)”Julie Inman GranteSafety CommissionerAustralian Government Date: Thursday, 18 July 2024, 6.30 – 8.00 pm AEST Venue: Face-to-face (by invitation for Society members) and live streaming from Government House SydneyRe...

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NOV
16

Western NSW Branch Meeting 2023-4

“Thirst for power — the rivers of conflict in Southeast Asia”Professor Lee BaumgartnerExecutive Director, Gulbali Institute for Agriculture, Water, and EnvironmentCharles Sturt University Date: Thursday, 16 November 2023, 6.00 — 8.00 pm (AEDT) Venue: Gum's Cafe, Thurgoona, Charles Sturt University, AlburyVideo presentation: YouTube videoAll ar...

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JUL
18

Southern Highlands Branch Meeting: 2024-6

“Space Race 2.0”Dr Brad TuckerResearch School of Astronomy and Astrophysics Australian National University Date: Thursday, 18 July, 6.30 pm AEDT  Venue: RSL Mittagong, Carrington Room All are welcome Summary: Space exploration is happening at a rapid pace. Missions, projects, and events that are now happening were not even on th...

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NOV
08

1317th OGM and 2022 Clarke Memorial Lecture

“Caves as observatories of groundwater recharge”Professor Andy Baker FRSN FAGUSchool of Biological, Earth, and Environmental SciencesUNSW Sydney Date: Wednesday, 8 November 2023, 6.00 pm for 6.30 pm AEDT  Venue: Metcalfe Auditorium, State Library of NSW, Macquarie Street, SydneyEntry: Society members, $10; Non-members, $20; Student, $5Video pr...

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JUL
19

Hunter Branch Meeting 2024-3

“Are you what you eat?Discovering the science of personalised nutrition” Laureate Professor Clare Collins AOCollege of Health, Medicine, and WellbeingUniversity of Newcastle Date: Friday, 19 July 2024, 5.30 pm (AEST) for a 6.00 pm Lecture start Venue:  The University Conservatorium, Laman Street, Cooks Hills, Newcastle, NSW 2302Registration:&n...

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NOV
02

RSNSW and Learned Academies Forum 2023

OUR 21st CENTURY BRAIN Date: Thursday, 2 November 2023, 8.30 for 8.45 am–5.00 pm AEDT Venue: Live streaming from Government House Sydney Video presentations: YouTube playlist Brochures: for the live streamed program — Summary (2.1 MB), Complete Program (6.3 MB) Please click here to register for the live stream --> Please click h...

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OCT
30

Joint UNE SRI and RSNSW Presentation: October 2023

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“CleanTech Futures 2023: Electrification and opportunities for community and business”Professor Renate EganExecutive DirectorAustralian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics, UNSW Sydney Date: Monday, 30 October 2023, 5.30 — 7.00 pm (AEDT) Venue: NOVA, 122 Faulkner Street, Armidale NSW 2350 and live streaming by ZoomVideo presentation: YouTube vid...

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AUG
07

1324th OGM and Open Lecture

Medy Hassan
Wilhelm Harnisch
Adrian Harrington
Rebecca Pinkstone
Sue Cripps

“Our Housing Crisis: Dissolving Barriers and Delivering Solutions”Medy Hassan OAM FRSN (Facilitator)together with an expert panelFounder and Managing DirectorHaus Holdings Date: Wednesday, 7 August 2024, 6.00 pm for 6.30 pm AEST  Venue: Metcalfe Theatre, State Library of NSW, Macquarie Street, Sydney  Entry: Members, $10; Non-members...

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