Royal Society of NSW News & Events

Royal Society of NSW News & Events
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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OCT
05

1147th General Monthly Meeting

"Pandemics, bird flu and the globalisation of fear" Professor Peter Curson, Macquarie University Wednesday 4 October 2006, 6.30 for 7 pm Conference Room 1, Darlington Centre, City Road ABSTRACT Currently, the world is experiencing two defining events - a panzootic or global outbreak of bird flu, and a pandemic of human reaction and panic. H5N1 is s...

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SEP
07

1146th General Monthly Meeting

"The frontier of measurement: leading-edge standards for length and time" Dr Bruce Warrington, Head, Time and Frequency Group, National Measurement Institute, Lindfield, Sydney Wednesday 6 September 2006, 6.30 for 7 pm Conference Room 1, Darlington Centre, City Road ABSTRACT Metrology, the science of measurement, is a dynamic field of research. Adv...

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AUG
03

1145th General Monthly Meeting

"The overshadowed centenary - the discovery of the pinch effect in 1905" A/Prof. Brian James, School of Physics, Sydney University. Wednesday 2 August 2006, 6.30 for 7 pm Conference Room 1, Darlington Centre, City Road ABSTRACT Attempts to harness the enormous nuclear energy available from fusing hydrogen into helium have gone on for half a century...

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JUL
06

1144th General Monthly Meeting

Asian honey bees: biology, conservation and human interactions A/Prof. Ben Oldroyd, School of Biological Sciences, Sydney University. Wednesday 5 July 2006, 6.30 for 7 pm Conference Room 1, Darlington Centre, City Road ABSTRACT The familiar European hive bee, Apis mellifera, has long dominated honey bee research. But in the last 15 years, teams in ...

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JUN
08

1143rd General Monthly Meeting

"Global evolution of ocean basins" A/Professor Dietmar Müller Geosciences, University of Sydney Wednesday 7 June 2006, 6.30 for 7 pm Conference Room 1, Darlington Centre, City Road ABSTRACT The large-scale patterns of mantle convection are mainly dependent on the history of subduction. Hence some of the primary constraints on subduction models are ...

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MAY
04

1142nd General Monthly Meeting

"The genetics behind our drinking water turning toxic" Professor Brett Neilan, School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, University of NSW Wednesday 3 May 2006, 6.30 for 7 pm Conference Room 1, Darlington Centre, City Road BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES Professor Brett Neilan was a member of the team who won the Royal Societies of Australia 2004 Eurek...

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APR
06

1141st General Monthly Meeting

"Cold fusion, the alchemist's dream?" Annual General Meeting & Presidential Address by Professor Jak Kelly, President of the Society Wednesday 5 April 2006, 6.30 for 7 pm Conference Room 1, Darlington Centre, City Road ABSTRACT A brief history of cold fusion and where it fits into conventional physics will be given, leading up to the most recen...

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MAR
18

Pollock Lecture 2006

"Can the physicists' description of reality be considered complete?" Nobel Laureate Professor Brian Josephson, Cambridge University Friday 17 March 2006, 6.30 pm Eastern Avenue Auditorium, Sydney University The Pollock Lecture is jointly organised about every three years by the Royal Society of NSW and the University of Sydney. It is given in memor...

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FEB
23

Four Societies Meeting 2006

"A cradle-to-grave concept for Australia's uranium" The February meeting of the Royal Society of NSW was the annual meeting of the four Societies: The Royal Society of New South Wales, The Australian Institute of Energy, Australian Nuclear Association and Engineers Australia (NUC Engineering Panel). Speaker: Dr Clarence Hardy, Secretary ANA, Vice-P...

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JAN
01

Sydney Meetings - 2006

The venue for all meetings was, unless otherwise indicated, Conference Room 1, Darlington Centre, University of Sydney (City Road). Meetings commenced at 7 pm. ​Wednesday22nd February​"A cradle-to-grave concept for Australia's uranium" The Four Societies Meeting Dr Clarence Hardy, Secretary ANA, Vice-President Pacific Nuclear Council.​Friday10...

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SEP
30

Soirée at the Nicholson Museum (2006)


Thursday 28 September 2006, 4.30 - 8.30pm Flushed with success, the Council of the Royal Society decided it was time for a bit of a heels-up - or rather heads-down - to look at treasured items from our wonderful collection. The occasion? A soirée at the Nicholson Museum in The University of Sydney to celebrate the achievements of the previous twelv...

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