Royal Society of NSW News & Events

Royal Society of NSW News & Events
DEC
31

RSN Fellow & Medallist win NSW Scientist of Year Awards

Scientia Professor Michelle Simmons from UNSW was elected Fellow of the Society in 2010 and was presented with her award by our Patron, Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir, at our 2011 Annual Dinner. Professor Simmons was named the 2011 NSW Scientist of the Year and winner of the Mathematics, Earth Sciences, Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy categ...

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APR
30

The Dirac Lecture 2011

"Beauty and truth: their intersection in mathematics and science"Robert, Lord May of Oxford, AC FRSNFriday 29 April 2011 at 6.30 pmScientia Building, University of NSW Meeting report by Donald Hector  On 29 April 2011, Robert Lord May of Oxford, arguably the greatest mathematician that Australia has produced, was invested as a Fellow of the Ro...

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DEC
31

Governor Invests New Fellows

Professors Roger Reddel (left, on behalf of Professor Elizabeth Blackburn) and Kurt Lambeck with the Governor and the President after receiving Fellow Awards at Government House, Sydney.

The Society was very pleased to have the remaining two Fellows of the Society for 2010 invested with their Awards by our Patron, Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir, Governor of NSW, at a private function at Government House on 9 November 2011. Professor Kurt Lambeck and Professor Elizabeth Blackburn were overseas when Her Excellency presented ou...

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MAY
21

President delivers Occasional Address

The Society's President was honoured with the opportunity to address new graduates and their families and friends at a graduation ceremony held at the University of Sydney on Friday 20 May 2011. The ceremony was for the Faculty of Science and for the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies, and was presided over by the university's Chan...

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APR
07

the Royal Society of NSW Forum 2011

Barry Jones

David Malouf

"Belief and science: the belief/knowledge dilemma"Barry Jones and David MaloufWednesday 6 April 2011 at 6 pmThe Darlington Centre, University of Sydney Have scientists become polarised into believers and non-believers? Barry Jones posed this question to David Malouf and members of the Society at the 1190th General Meeting​ on Wednesday, 6 April 201...

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FEB
19

Annual Dinner and Awards 2011

The Governor, Marie Bashir, presents Fellowship to Professor Michelle Simmons.

The Governor, Marie Bashir, presents Fellowship to Emeritus Scientia Professor Eugenie Lumbers.

The Governor, Marie Bashir, congratulates Dr Ken Campbell on his award of the Clarke Medal.​

The Governor, Marie Bashir, presents Assoc. Prof. Angela Moles with the Edgeworth David Medal.​

The Governor, Marie Bashir, presents Prof. Rick Shine with the Walter Burfitt Prize.​

The Governor, Marie Bashir, presents Dr Julian King with the joint AIP/Royal Society of NSW Studentship Award.​

The Governor, Marie Bashir, with Society President John Hardie after he presented her with a token of the Society's appreciation.​

Vice President, Heinrich Hora, gives the vote of thanks.​

The Society held its Annual Dinner for 2011 at St Paul's College, University of Sydney on Friday 18 February 2011. Our guest-of-honour was the Governor of NSW, Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO, one of our two Patrons and a long-standing supporter of the Society. We were also pleased to have three Deans of Science from universities in Sy...

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FEB
19

Five New Fellows Honoured

(Note: A change to the Rules of the Society in December 2013 changed Fellowships to Distinguished Fellowships.) At the Liversidge Research Lecture for 2010 held on 26 November, the President announced that the Society had created five new Fellows. The formal presentation ceremony occurred on 18 February 2011 at the Society's Annual Dinner in Sydney...

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APR
30

Governor's Reception for Lord May of Oxford

Lord and Lady May (centre) with Her Excellency the Governor and the President following Lord May's investiture as Fellow of the Society at Government House Sydney.

The Society was honoured by the decision of our Patron, Professor Marie Bashir, Governor of NSW, to hold a reception at Government House, Sydney for the formal investiture of Lord May of Oxford, a distinguished Australian scientist now residing in the UK, as Fellow of the Society. This took place in the late afternoon of Friday 29 April 2011 follow...

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