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The AIP runs a science-orientated events board for online and in-person events across Australia.  Please contact to get your event publicized today!

The AIP has two Zoom accounts, thanks to the generous sponsorship of AARNet. To book one of these accounts for your AIP event or meeting, please email

Upcoming events

    • 20 Jun 2024

    We will be welcoming Nicole Bell to Hobart on June 20 to deliver a public lecture. More information coming soon.

    • 24 Jun 2024
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • ICRAR-UWA Seminar Room Ground Floor Ken and Julie Michael Building 7 Fairway The University of Western Australia Crawley, WA

    Seminar & Free Workshop: A new Paradigm for Science Communication



    Monday 24 June, 2024 

      2 PM - Seminar 

      3 PM - Workshop 

    ICRAR-UWA Seminar Room

    Ground Floor

    Ken and Julie Michael Building

    7 Fairway

    The University of Western Australia

    Crawley, WA

     Register for workshop here

    This programme is free thanks to our sponsors

    • Major Sponsor : Forrest Foundation
    • Median Sponsors
    • ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS)
    • ARC Centre of Excellence for Dark Matter Particle Physics (CDM)
    • Minor Sponsor: Australian Institute of Physics WA Branch.





    How do we get people to pay attention to science that really matters? Some research gets ignored, some gets disputed, and the results can be disastrous. For example, human response to climate change has been too slow - we are decades behind an ideal response - and science communication has played a big role in that disaster. Why did it go so wrong? 


    How could we have communicated with people in a way that provoked a positive response, instead of opposition and political polarisation? We need a new paradigm for science communication, that really connects with people and engages them in a way that leaves them feeling good about themselves - one that will work in many different contexts for different audiences. 


    The catch is, it needs to be unscientific!



    Inspiring greater creativity and confidence for all researchers

    1 hour workshop 3 PM - 4 PM

     Register for workshop here


    This workshop is a taster for a new way to think about communication of academic results that will leverage researchers’ passion and harness their creativity in a way that brings much greater reach.


    We’ll cover how to grab your audience with a great hook, how to keep them with great story telling and how to conquer nerves and deliver your message in a captivating way.


    Bring your own research that you’d like to communicate more clearly, and we’ll try the techniques out!


    Register for workshop here


    The Speaker

    Dr Phil Dooley is manager of communications for ANU Physics, which hosts Australia’s largest ion accelerator HIAF. He’s also worked for ANU media office, at University of Sydney running outreach for Physics School and at JET nuclear fusion experiment.


    Under the banner of Phil Up On Science he is a freelance science writer, trainer and entertainer. He’s written for Cosmos Magazine, New Scientist, the American Institute of Physics and more and has been selected for the Anthology of Best Australian Science Writing three times. He’s performed his own brand of science, music and comedy in science shows and festivals around the world including Glasgow, Sydney, Adelaide and London.


    His creative approaches to science communication have included covers of Beatles songs, rap, poems, kitchen videos, bedtime stories, plays, improv theatre, stand up comedy and lewd limericks (see for more).


    Phil has a PhD in laser physics and is a long-serving office-bearer in the Australian Science Communicators. He is a qualified trainer (Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment).

    • 2 Jul 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 11:00 PM (AWST)
    • M300 UWA Student Guild Hackett Dr., Crawley WA 6009, Australia

    Physics in the Pub is coming to Perth - this is your chance to watch some local talent get up on stage and blow some minds! Whether they're presenting research or some everyday aspect of Physics, they've each got eight minutes to get creative and share their love of physics.

    Grab a chair, some friends, a drink and a bite to eat and watch the show. the action starts at 6pm, get there from 5:30pm to secure your seats.

    Click the link below to register!


    • 30 Jul 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (AWST)
    • Clews Lecture Theatre, 2nd floor Physics Building UWA

    Are you interested in physics education? Have you considered becoming a physics teacher/lecturer? Do you remember the teacher/lecturer who first made physics exciting for you?

    Come along and hear from our 3 speakers:

    Steve Davey: A high school teacher of over 20 years’ experience at Scotch College and MLC.

    Darren Grasso: A teaching intensive academic at UWA.

    Anne Dinh: A comparatively younger high school teacher.

    Each will offer their own, warts and all perspective on their chosen profession. 

    • How they got there
    • What they love about it
    • What they hate about it
    • What attributes they see as essential for a teacher/lecturer
    • How they see physics education evolving in the future

    There will be a Q&A, and afterwards pizza and a chance to chat with our speakers informally. 

    • 12 Aug 2024
    • Science Space, 60 Squires Way North Wollongong

    2024 Women in Physics Lecture NSW Tour coming to Wollongong in National Science Week! | 12 Aug | Science Space, 60 Squires Way North Wollongong

    Presentation by Prof Susan Coppersmith, Chair UNSW and Fellow Australian Academy Science on “What do theoretical physicists do?” 

    Registrations now open from the following link:

    • 19 Aug 2024
    • Venue TBC

    • 23 Aug 2024
    • 6:00 PM
    • Concord Golf Club

    2024 Annual Presidents’ Dinner | 23 Aug | Concord Golf Club, 190 Majors Road, Concord

    Join us for the 3rd annual joint Presidents’ Dinner between the NSW Branches of the AIP and RACI in an evening of celebration, networking and recognition. Our members and guests will be treated to a generous 3-course meals and a line-up of exceptional presenters. The RACI and AIP have a growing history of joint events bringing together exceptional speakers providing our members and guests with informative talks and stimulating conversation in a relaxed and social environment. Registrations will open very soon and we do hope you can join us for this special occasion!

    • 27 Aug 2024
    • 6:00 PM
    • Abercrombie Hotel Chippendale

    Eight remarkable local scientists from diverse fields sharing their research and experiences in science.

    The presenters will be from a wide range of areas of physics, and getting creative. Expect quizzes, comedy, demos, songs and more.

    If you’re interested in sharing your passion or experiences, then maybe you’d like to take the stage?


    When: 6.30 for 7PM Tuesday 27th August, 2024

    Where: The Abercrombie Hotel, 100 Broadway Chippendale.

    How Much: Free! Thanks to generous sponsorship by

    FLEET (ARC Centre of Excellence in Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies) 

    EQUS (ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems)

    Registration to attend essential – i.e., get a free ticket from the following link:

    • 30 Sep 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Novotel Parramatta

    Join us for our STEM Education and Industry Forum on Monday 30 September 2024 live at Novotel Sydney Parramatta, 350 Church Street, Parramatta. Following an unprecedented year of challenges and disruption, an open dialogue amongst the STEM education stakeholders has never been more requisite as we connect professionals to leading STEM educationalists.

    Book today and join the conversation

    The forum will focus on the topic Excellence in STEM Learning

    The forum aims to bring together STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) professionals to share ideas, career opportunities and resources from schools and industry into the classroom.

    Guest Speakers:

    • Hon Paul Fletcher MP, Federal Member for Bradfield, Shadow Minister for Government Services and the Digital Economy, Shadow Minister for Science and the Arts
    • Dr Jill Freyne, Deputy Chief Scientist, CSIRO
    • Professor Scott Sleap, STEM Enrichment Coordinator for NSW Department of Education
    • Associate Professor Joanne Jamie, School of Natural Sciences, Macquarie University
    • Broderick Matthews, Senior Manager of Education Programs at Questacon
    • Professor Manjula Devi Sharma, Director, STEM Teacher Enrichment Academy
    • Sophie Poisel, Head of the Lang Walker Family Academy at Powerhouse Parrammatta
    • Ehab Gerges, STEM Coordinator, Chemistry and Physics Teacher, James Cook Boys Technolgy School
    • Kirsty O’Sullivan, CSIRO Generation STEM Team Leader
    • Dr Ken Silburn, STEM Ambassador and Science Teacher at Mamre Anglican School
    • Dr Shaila Akhter, Astrophysicist and Science Communicator
    • Jason Milner, Assistant Head of Junior School at Hills Grammar School
    • Associate Professor Alice Motion, Deputy Head of School of Chemistry, University of Sydney
    • Margaret Shepherd, President, Australian Science Teachers Association
    • Rod Dowler, National Education and Engagement Manager Australian Nuclear Science Technology Organisation
    • Camilla Gazzana, Outreach Coordinator | Node Administrator, ARC Centre of Excellence for Transformative Meta-Optical Systems, University of Technology Sydney
    • Arfin Muhammad, Program Director of Robotics at Akin AI
    • Frankie Louise, Director @ the Otherr Lab
    • Anne Roze, CEO, Producer, Creator and Author Be SEEDsational - Social Enterprise
    • Professor Miroslav Filipovic, Chair Australian Institute of Physics New South Wales
    • Dr Frederick Osman, President of Teachers’ Guild and NSW Secretary of Australian Institute of Physics

    Registration Pricing: Cost: $155 (Members & Non Members)

    Registration entitles delegates to:
    Attendance to all sessions, all meals, resources and networking opportunities



    • 7 Nov 2024
    • 9:00 AM
    • CSIRO Lindfield

    • 12 Nov 2024
    • 10:00 AM
    • Concord Golf Club

    2024 AIPNSW Postgraduate Awards Information

    The NSW AIP Branch will hold its 2024 Annual Postgraduate Awards Day on Tuesday 12 November 2024 at the Concord Golf Club, 190 Majors Bay Road Concord. Each University is invited to nominate one student to compete for the $500 prize and Postgraduate medal on that day. The Royal Society of NSW will also award the Jak Kelly Scholarship prize of $500 as a separate award category for this event. These awards have been created to encourage excellence in postgraduate work, and all nominees who participate in the Postgraduate Awards Day will receive a special certificate recognising the nominee’s high standing. Students are asked to make a 20-minute presentation on their postgraduate research in Physics, and the presentation will be judged on the criteria (1) content and scientific quality, (2) clarity and (3) presentation skills.

    Nominations Open: 1st of August of every year

    Nominations Close: 12th of October 2024

    • 15 Nov 2024
    • 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM (AWST)
    • Ross Lecture Theatre, The University of Western Australia, G41/25 Fairway, Crawley WA 6009

    We are happy to announce this year’s Australian Institute of Physics WA Student Conference, which is to be held on the 15th of November 2024 at the University of Western Australia. Each year the conference brings together young researchers from around Western Australia, providing them with the opportunity to present their research in a stimulating and friendly atmosphere. Come along to enjoy a day of networking with industry professionals and talented researchers!

    You can find more information about this conference by clicking the link below!

    2024 WA AIP Student Conference

Past events

17 Jun 2024 Introduction To Science Communication
29 May 2024 Physics Careers Fair SA
29 May 2024 Physics Careers Fair ACT
29 May 2024 Physics Careers Fair
29 May 2024 AIP Careers Fair NSW
29 May 2024 Physics Careers Fair VIC
22 May 2024 20, 000 Leagues Under the Sea: the Science of Submersibles
9 May 2024 From grains of sand to quantum computers: Girls in Physics Breakfast and Livestream | Prof Susan Coppersmith
8 May 2024 From Grains of Sand to Quantum Computers | Prof Susan Coppersmith Women in Physics public lecture
8 Apr 2024 NSWAIP Physics Research Poster Presentation Event
23 Feb 2024 Victorian Physics Teachers’ Conference 2024
19 Feb 2024 How to use a time machine to study atomic physics
8 Feb 2024 Ticket for Halocell visit at 46th CMM conference
6 Feb 2024 The 46th Annual Condensed Matter and Materials Meeting, Wagga 2024
30 Jan 2024 61st Annual General Meeting of the Australian Institute of Physics
11 Dec 2023 8th CYGNUS Workshop on Directional Recoil Detection
4 Dec 2023 International Conference on Quantum Energy 2023
3 Dec 2023 ANZCOP-AIP Summer Meeting 2023
2 Dec 2023 AIP (WA) Annual AGM & Dinner (2023)
26 Nov 2023 Asia-Pacific Condensed Matter Physics Conference 2023 (AC2MP 2023)
23 Nov 2023 Quantum Quest: Journeying into microscopic marvels and controversies
21 Nov 2023 NSW Branch - Annual General Meeting
20 Nov 2023 Gordon Godfrey Workshop on Spins, Topology and Strong Electron Correlations
17 Nov 2023 Australian Institute of Physics WA student conference
16 Nov 2023 AIP SA AGM and Annual Dinner
6 Nov 2023 Asia Pacific Physics Week 2023
2 Nov 2023 2023 AIP Physics in Industry Day - The Future of Semiconductors
1 Nov 2023 60th Anniversary Lecture Tour - Most of the Universe is missing
29 Oct 2023 Australasian Radiation Protection Society Conference (2023 ARPS Conference) Expanding The Scope of Radiation Protection
25 Oct 2023 Women in Physics National Lecture Tour | Dr Karen Livesey
16 Oct 2023 9th Symposium on Frequency Standards and Metrology
12 Oct 2023 Public Lecture | Women in Physics National Lecture Tour | Dr Karen Livesey
11 Oct 2023 PUBLIC LECTURE: Most of our universe is missing! by Geraint Lewis
9 Oct 2023 ANA2023 Conference - Choices in Nuclear
26 Sep 2023 AIP/IPAS Physics Industry Night 2023
22 Sep 2023 Public Lecture - Women in Physics - Magnetic Nanoparticles for the 21st Century
19 Sep 2023 Chemistry in the Pub
14 Sep 2023 Public Lecture: Magnetic nanoparticles – new materials to address biomedical and technological problems
14 Sep 2023 Physics Careers Night
13 Sep 2023 Women in Physics National Lecture Tour - "Magnetic Nanoparticles for the 21st Century"
11 Sep 2023 Public Lecture: Nano-magnets for biomedicine
11 Sep 2023 ANU Director's Colloquium - Analytic theories for magnetic skyrmions
6 Sep 2023 Claire Corani Memorial Public Lecture - Women in Physics Lecture Tour
25 Aug 2023 Exploding stars, wombat poos and the zombie apocalypse: Physics in the Pub
17 Aug 2023 Public lecture - The scattering of gravitational waves: a geometric perspective, Joerg Frauendiener (Otago)
9 Aug 2023 Adelaide Public Lecture: Dark Matter in the Sky and on the Earth
21 Jul 2023 Girls in Physics Breakfast - Nano-Magnets: New Materials to Address Biomedical and Technological Problems
20 Jul 2023 Nano-magnets: new materials to address biomedical and technological problems
20 Jul 2023 Public lecture by Dr Suzie Sheehy and Prof Alan Duffy on How to Discover a Universe
28 Jun 2023 AIP Women in Physics Lecture Tour - Dr Karen Livesey
28 Jun 2023 Magnetic Nanoparticles for the 21st Century
4 May 2023 Lecture - Distinguished Professor Peter Hannaford AC: Crystallizing Time with Lasers
3 May 2023 Public Lecture: Most of our universe is missing! Adventures in the dark side of the cosmos
3 Apr 2023 AIPNSW - 2023 Physics Research Poster Presentation Network Event
24 Mar 2023 Frontiers of Science Forum
17 Mar 2023 Climate Classrooms
24 Feb 2023 PHYSCON 2023 - Victorian Physics Teachers' Conference
7 Feb 2023 The 45th Annual Condensed Matter and Materials Meeting, Wagga 2023
2 Feb 2023 60th Annual General Meeting of the Australian Institute of Physics
11 Dec 2022 AIP 2022 Congress
7 Dec 2022 Frew Fellowship Public Lecture - Generating High-Intensity, Ultrashort Optical Pulses
5 Dec 2022 International Conference on Physics Education
2 Dec 2022 AIP WA Annual Dinner and AGM
1 Dec 2022 (CHANGE OF DATE) AIP Women in Physics 2022: Impacts! Rocks from space colliding with planets - Curtin University
21 Nov 2022 1st Circular on Asia-Pacific Conference on Condensed Matter Physics 2022
21 Nov 2022 Gordon Godfrey Workshop
13 Nov 2022 Engineering & Physical Sciences in Medicine Conference
8 Nov 2022 2nd International Symposium on Trans-Scale Quantum Science
27 Oct 2022 AIP Theoretical Physics Seminar - Spin transfer torques and spin-Hall effect due to the bulk states of topological insulators
3 Oct 2022 Walter Boas Lecture - University of Melbourne
30 Sep 2022 AIP Women in Physics 2022: Impacts! Rocks from space colliding with planets - University of Queensland
29 Sep 2022 AIP Women in Physics 2022: Impacts! Rocks from space colliding with planets - Queensland University of Technology
28 Sep 2022 AIP Women in Physics 2022: Impacts! Rocks from space colliding with planets - Newcastle University
28 Sep 2022 Early career women in STEMM paper and grant writing workshop
28 Sep 2022 2022 STEM Education and Industry Forum
21 Sep 2022 UWA Wallal Expedition Centenary
20 Sep 2022 AIP WA Sundowner: Submarines – why are they so expensive?
6 Sep 2022 AIP Women in Physics 2022: Impacts! Rocks from space colliding with planets - Adelaide University
21 Aug 2022 The 15th Asia Pacific Physics Conference (APPC15)
18 Aug 2022 AIP Theoretical Physics Webinar - Shayan Majidy, Noncommuting charges: Bridging theory to experiment
12 Aug 2022 2022 Annual President's Dinner
9 Aug 2022 AIP Women in Physics 2022: Impacts! Rocks from space colliding with planets - UTAS
1 Aug 2022 IUPAP Conference on Computational Physics
27 Jul 2022 AIP Women in Physics 2022: Impacts! Rocks from space colliding with planets - RMIT
22 Jul 2022 Girls in Physics Breakfasts
20 Jul 2022 Lecture - What’s Happening with the Ozone Hole?
20 Jul 2022 (CANCELLED) AIP Women in Physics 2022: Impacts! Rocks from space colliding with planets - QUT
12 Jul 2022 First Asia-Pacific IUPAP event on IUPAP 100 anniversary
30 Jun 2022 Theoretical Physics Seminar: Searching for Dark Matter Scattering, on Earth and in the Stars
26 Jun 2022 International Conference on the Physics of Semiconductors (ICPS 2022)
9 Jun 2022 AIP Theoretical Physics Seminar: Nigel Goldenfeld, The Life and Death of Turbulence
2 Jun 2022 AIP Women in Physics Lecture: UNSW Canberra
2 Jun 2022 AIP Women in Physics Lecture: ANU (& Online)
1 Jun 2022 AIP Women in Physics Lecture: Wollongong University
31 May 2022 AIP Women in Physics Lecture: Macquarie University
19 May 2022 AIP Theoretical Physics Seminar: Realization of a Discrete Time Crystal on IBM's Quantum Computer
11 Apr 2022 Mathēmatica Sōlis et Terrae: An Australian Academy of Science - Elizabeth and Frederick White Research Conference
8 Apr 2022 Australian Nuclear Association (ANA2022) Conference
25 Mar 2022 Frontiers of Science Forum
24 Mar 2022 AIP theoretical physics seminar: Howard Wiseman
7 Mar 2022 ARPS 2022 Conference
3 Mar 2022 Composite quantum particles at the interface with gravity - foundations and new insights
1 Mar 2022 A Flying Photon
23 Feb 2022 Quantum Australia
11 Feb 2022 CQC2T/AIP Webinar - Quantum Information and Quantum Foundations with Donors in Silicon
2 Feb 2022 From Black-Hole Singularities to Cyclic Cosmology
1 Feb 2022 The 45th Annual Condensed Matter and Materials Meeting, Wagga 2022
10 Dec 2021 CQC2T/AIP Webinar - Machine learning for quantum technology
6 Dec 2021 AIP Summer Meeting
1 Dec 2021 1st Asia-Pacific Conference on Condensed Matter Physics
26 Nov 2021 AIP WA - AGM Dinner and Seminar
23 Nov 2021 Asia Pacific Physical Societies' Forum
18 Nov 2021 ANZCOP21 Online
18 Nov 2021 Dynamical control of a non-Hermitian superconducting qubit
17 Nov 2021 Atomic-scale insight for global-scale impact: How ANSTO’s nuclear science tools are helping to answer big questions in research and innovation
16 Nov 2021 AIP NSW Branch AGM
15 Nov 2021 Environmental Research 2021
4 Nov 2021 Ceri Brenner FLEET-ANSTO CAS seminar
27 Oct 2021 Where Physics Ends and Metaphysics Begins
25 Oct 2021 Space for Planet Earth Challenge
19 Oct 2021 Sundowner Series - Fiona Stanley Radiation Lab Tour
15 Oct 2021 Spyplanes, Enzymes & Alpha Centauri: AIP Physics in the Pub
11 Oct 2021 International conference on Materials Science and Engineering
7 Oct 2021 2021 AAPPS-APCTP C.N. Yang Award Ceremony
6 Oct 2021 Virtual Vacuum Congress 2021
1 Oct 2021 Physics Education Group AGM
1 Oct 2021 Physics Education Group Discipline Workshop
23 Sep 2021 AIP Theoretical Physics Seminar Series - Quantum Measurement and Control with Massive Mechanical Oscillators
20 Sep 2021 Early Career Women in STEMM Paper & Grant Writing Workshop
14 Sep 2021 Review & Revision of the System of Radiological Protection
9 Sep 2021 Quantum Nature of Gravity in the Lab: Assumptions, Implementation and Applications on the Way
7 Sep 2021 15th International Conference on Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS-15)
31 Aug 2021 Mission to Mars with Susanna Guatelli
26 Aug 2021 AIP Theoretical Physics Seminar: Carl Bender, PT Symmetry
25 Aug 2021 zOOM into Physics 5: The Dark Side of the Universe
24 Aug 2021 The 2021 Around-the-Clock Around-the-Globe Magnetics Conference
18 Aug 2021 Life on Mars (with cosmic radiation) held by ANSTO
17 Aug 2021 2021 AIP Women in Physics Hobart Lecture
12 Aug 2021 The Thermodynamics of Clocks
29 Jul 2021 62nd Hybrid LIYSF 2021 STEM Programme
27 Jul 2021 AIP / IPAS Physics Industry Night
22 Jul 2021 Quantum stochastic resonance of individual Fe atoms
19 Jul 2021 14th Edoardo Amaldi Conference on Gravitational Waves (Amaldi14)
11 Jul 2021 IUPAP 7th Conference on Women in Physics
26 Nov 2020 WA AGM Dinner & Speaker: Dark Matter, Super Cooled Helium 3 near Absolute Zero and deals with Russian Nuclear Reactors

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