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Royal Society of NSW News & Events

2011 Sydney Lecture Series

​Thursday24th February​The Four Societies Lecture. Hosted by Australian Nuclear Association, Nuclear Panel of Engineers Australia, Australian Institute of Energy and The Royal Society of NSW 1188th Ordinary General MeetingGeothermal Energy - Current State of Play and Developments Dr Stuart Mc Donnell, Chief Operating Officer for Geodynamics and Mr ...

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1197th General Meeting

"Grid-connected energy storage: the key to sustainable energy?" Professor Tony Vassallo, Delta Electricity Chair in Sustainable Energy Development, School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, University of Sydney, NSW 2006 Wednesday 2 November 2011 at 6.30 pm Lecture Theatre 106, New Law Building, University of Sydney Many countries in the w...

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1196th General Meeting

"Sex in the sea: how understanding the weird and bizarre sex lives of fishes is the first step to their conservation" Professor Bill Gladstone, Head of the School of the Environment, University of Technology Sydney Wednesday 5 October 2011 at 6.30 pm Lecture Theatre 106, New Law Building, University of Sydney In 1938 the pioneer deep sea explorer W...

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1195th General Meeting

"Distributed small-scale production of chemicals - why and how"Professor Brian HaynesWednesday 7 September 2011 at 6.30 pmSeminar Room 102, New Law Building, University of Sydney In the last two decades tens of thousands of jobs have been lost from the Australian chemical manufacturing sector. As Professor Brian Haynes of the School of Chemical and...

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1194th General Meeting

"Schizophrenia: from neuropathology to new treatments"Professor Cyndi Shannon Weickert, Macquarie Group Foundation Chair of Schizophrenia Research, Neuroscience Research Australia and UNSW, and Professor, School of Psychiatry, UNSWWednesday 3 August 2011 at 6.30 pmSeminar Room 102, New Law Building, University of Sydney Is schizophrenia caused by g...

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1193rd General Meeting

"Stem cells and regenerative medicine: prospects for realising the Prometheus myth"Professor John Rasko, Centenary InstituteWednesday 6 July 2011, 6.30 for 7 pmLecture Theatre 106, New Law Building, University of Sydney Professor John Rasko was appointed to the first clinical gene therapy position in Australia. Currently, he is head of the gene and...

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1192nd General Meeting

"Variation of fundamental constants: from the Big Bang to atomic clocks"Professor Victor Flambaum, School of Physics, University of New South WalesWednesday 1 June 2011 at 6.30 pmLecture Theatre 106, New Law Building, University of Sydney Modern unification theories suggest the fundamental constants (like the speed of light) may change in an expand...

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1191st General Meeting

"Heading towards the world's largest telescope: the Square Kilometre Array"Professor Michael Burton, School of Physics, University of NSWWednesday 4 May 2011 at 6.30 pmEastern Avenue Auditorium, University of Sydney Meeting report by Donald Hector  What do the kinetic energy of a falling snow-flake and radio telescopes have in common? Well, as...

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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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1189th General Meeting

Lecture delivered for the Two Societies Meeting:"Searching for nanosecond laser pulses from outer space"Dr Ragbir Bhathal, University of Western SydneyTuesday 22 March 2011 at 6 pmSchool of Physics, University of Sydney Meeting report by Dr Frederick Osman  On Tuesday 22 March 2011, the Australian Institute of Physics and the Royal Society of ...

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1188th General Meeting

Lecture delivered for the Four Societies Meeting:"Geothermal energy - current state of play and developments"Dr Stuart McDonnell, Geodynamics LtdMr Stephen de Belle, Granite Power LtdThursday 24 February 2011 at 6 pmHamilton Room, Trade & Investment Centre, Industry & Investment NSW, Level 47, MLC Centre, 19 Martin Place, Sydney Meeting rep...

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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 2011...

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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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