2010 AIP Congress: Melbourne

19th Congress of the Australian Institute of Physics (AIP) and the 35th Australian Conference on Optical Fibre Technology (ACOFT).

Welcome from the President - Australian Institute of Physics

Welcome to the 19th Australian Institute of Physics Congress, incorporating the 35th Australian Conference on Optics and Fibre Technology (ACOFT). As with previous congresses, many societies or common interest groups have combined to hold their specialist meetings during the period of the Congress. As the biggest gatherings of Australian physicists, our congresses provide opportunities for networking across the discipline and allow all delegates to hear talks by distinguished speakers on a wide range of physics topics. Of particular note this year will be recognition of the 50th anniversary of the first operation of a laser, a reminder of how physics continues to shape modern technology and provide tools that facilitate advances in other fields of science. To run a congress like this requires dedicated effort by many people. I thank all those who have contributed, in particular co-chairs of the Congress organising committee, Andrew Peele and Ann Roberts, and Stephen Collins, chair of ACOFT.

I wish all delegates an enjoyable and rewarding Congress.

Brian James, President - Australian Institute of Physics


Click here to view the AIP Full Papers (full paper version of certain AIP Extended Abstracts)

Click here to view the Oral Presentations - AIP Extended Abstracts and ACOFT Full Papers