Royal Society of NSW News & Events

Royal Society of NSW News & Events
JUL
01

Four Societies lecture 2015

"Latest developments in small modular reactors" Dr Adrian (Adi) Paterson Chief Executive Officer,Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation Held in conjunction with the Nuclear Engineering Panel of the Sydney Branch of Engineers Australia, the Australian Nuclear Association and the Australian Institute of Energy Date: Monday 16 February...

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JUN
26

Four Academies Forum 2015

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“The future of work” Royal Society of NSW and Four Academies Forum His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (ret'd), Vice Regal Patron of the RSNSW Tuesday 15 September 2015Government House, Sydney The Royal Society of NSW and Four Academies Forum was the inaugural collaborative event between the Society and the NSW-chapters of the...

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JUN
26

Annual black-tie dinner 2015

Awardees at the Annual Dinner 2015

  Guest of Honour Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO   Vice Regal Patron of the Society   and Governor of NSW Tuesday 5 May 2015Union, University and Schools Club, 25 Bent Street, Sydney Dame Marie Bashir was made a Distinguished Fellow of the Royal Society, was presented with the 2014 Royal Society of NSW Medal, and gave the Di...

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JUN
25

1231st OGM, AGM and public lecture

“Is the brain the right size?”   Scientia Professor George Paxinos AO  School of Medical Sciences, UNSW Wednesday 1 April 2015Union, University and Schools Club, 25 Bent Street, Sydney Scientia Professor George Paxinos described the outstanding body of research that he has conducted over many years on mapping the structure of th...

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JUN
25

1236th OGM and public lecture

“The revolution in radio astronomy”   Professor Elaine Sadler  University of Sydney Wednesday 7 October 2015Union, University and Schools Club, 25 Bent Street, Sydney Radio astronomy is currently entering a 'golden age', when new telescopes of unprecedented sensitivity will allow us to explore the Universe in ways that have neve...

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JUN
25

1233rd OGM and public lecture

“Science in literature”   Dr James Ley   Editor, Sydney Review of Books Wednesday 1 July 2015Union University and Schools Club, 25 Bent Street, Sydney Literature and science have historically been seen as competing and sometimes opposed disciplines, confined to their own discrete modes of comprehension. James Ley will consider s...

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JUN
25

2015 Clarke Lecture

"From the Solar Nebula to the Deep Earth – a Geological Journey"   Professor Bill Griffin  Distinguished Professor of Geochemistry,  Macquarie University Date: Thursday 6 August 2015 Venue: Building Y3A, Theatre 1, Macquarie University Bill will tell the story of the journey to the surface of the remarkable rocks ...

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JUN
24

Dirac Lecture 2015

“Quantum entanglement and superconductivity”   Professor Subir Sachdev   Professor of Physics, Harvard University Held in conjunction with UNSW and the Australian Institute of Physics Tuesday 1 September 2015John B. Reid Theatre, AGSM Building, UNSW Einstein called it "spooky action at a distance". Entanglement is a counter-intu...

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JUN
24

1230th OGM and public lecture

“Super-resolution microscopy: understanding how T-cells make decisions”   Scientia Professor Katharina Gaus  ARC Centre of Excellence in Advanced   Molecular Imaging   Program in Membrane Interface Biology, UNSW​ Wednesday 4 March 2015Union, University and Schools Club, 25 Bent Street, Sydney Professor Gaus d...

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JUN
24

1235th OGM and open lecture

“Trait-based ecology”   Professor Mark Westoby   Department of Biological Sciences   Macquarie University  NSW Scientist of the Year 2014 Wednesday 2 September 2015Union University and Schools Club, 25 Bent Street, Sydney Ecological strategies summarize the variety of styles that different plant species have ...

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JUN
24

1234th OGM and public lecture

"Cultural transitions over the last 100,000 years and the future"   Professor Roland Fletcher   Professor of Theoretical and World Archaeology   University of Sydney Date: Wednesday 5 August 2015 Venue: Union, University and Schools Club, 25 Bent Street Sydney Professor Fletcher described and explained the major cultur...

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JUN
24

Science Week 2015 lunchtime talk 4

“The wonders of the Hubble Space Telescope”   Professor Michael Burton  School of Physics, UNSW Friday 21 August 2015University of Sydney Business School CBD campus, Level 17, 133 Castlereagh St., Sydney 25 years ago, on 24 April 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope was launched into Earth orbit. Aside, perhaps, from Galileo’s origi...

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JUN
24

Science Week 2015 lunchtime talk 3

“Big science and big history: From the big bang to us”   Professor David Christian   Director of Big History Institute   Macquarie University Thursday 20 August 2015University of Sydney Business School CBD campus, Level 17, 133 Castlereagh St., Sydney Big History examines our past, explains our present, and imagines ou...

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JUN
24

Science Week 2015 lunchtime talk 2

“Aboriginal astronomy and the clash of cultures”   Dr Ragbir Bhathal Tuesday 18 August 2015University of Sydney Business School CBD campus, Level 17, 133 Castlereagh St., Sydney The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have been observing the night sky for thousands of years. In that period of time they named the celestial objects...

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JUN
24

Science Week 2015 lunchtime talk 1

“Failing to learn: using artificial worlds to teach science in a new way”   Professor Michael Jacobson  Professor of Education  University of Sydney Friday 14 August 2015University of Sydney Business School CBD campusLevel 17, 133 Castlereagh Street, Sydney We are going through a major transition in our ability to unde...

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JUN
23

1232nd OGM and public lecture

“The science of spontaneity: Fred Astaire as consummate craftsman”   Dr Kathleen Riley Wednesday 3 June 2015Union, University and Schools Club, 25 Bent Street, Sydney This talk focused on the science behind Fred Astaire's apparent effortlessness, his ability to make something that was technically complex and endlessly rehearsed look easy ...

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JUN
23

1238th OGM and Christmas party

“From quantum devices to quantum machines”   James Colless  ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered  Quantum Systems (EQuS),  University of Sydney  Jak Kelly Award winner for 2015 Wednesday 2 December 2015Union, University and Schools Club, 25 Bent Street, Sydney The Jak Kelly Award was created in h...

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JUN
22

1237th OGM and public lecture

“Big history”   Professor David Christian  Director, The Big History Institute  Macquarie University Wednesday 4 November 2015Union, University and Schools Club, 25 Bent Street, Sydney Since the beginnings of human history, taking stories from the past and synthesising them has delivered far more than the sum of the pa...

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JUN
22

1229th Ordinary General Meeting - Scholarship presentations

Royal Society of NSW scholarship winners 2015 Wednesday 4 February 2015Union, University and Schools Club, 25 Bent Street, Sydney Melanie LairdSchool of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney Melanie is a University Medallist in her second year of a PhD under the supervision of Professor Michael Thompson, studying reproduction in marsupials. Rut...

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