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The AIP runs a science-orientated events board for online and in-person events across Australia.  Please contact events@aip.org.au 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 aip@aip.org.au.

Upcoming events

    • 11 Jul 2022
    • (CEST)
    • 13 Jul 2022
    • (CEST)
    • Centennial Symposium at ICTP, Trieste

    The International Union of Pure and Applied Physics will turn 100 years old in 2022.


    A series of activities will be carried out to celebrate this Centenary. The Centennial Symposium will take place at ICTP, Trieste, on 11, 12 and 13 July 2022. We hope that many people will be able to participate in person, but we understand that some participants will be on Zoom and so the meeting will be fully hybrid. The Symposium will include plenary talks by keynote speakers and other activities, with an emphasis on aspects of the IUPAP history, on developing countries, collaborations among countries, physics education, and many other items consistent with the IUPAP mission.

    More information is available here


    • 12 Jul 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 3:10 PM (JST)
    • Online

    In 1922, Japan was the sole founding member of the IUPAP from the Asia-Pacific region. Today, IUPAP is represented by 17 members from this region. The Asia-Pacific region containing over 70% of global population is incredibly diverse in terms of culture, economic development, educational and scientific infrastructure etc. This is accompanied by very different levels of development in terms of socio-economic and educational indices. These challenges have meant that the movement of people, and scientific collaboration in the Asia-Pacific region has been significantly lower than other regions of the world. However, better scientific communication and exchange in the Asia-Pacific region within the framework of IUPAP-100 has the potential to stimulate growth of physics, which in turn can promote scientific interaction and enhance mutual understanding for the transformation of this region. The celebration of IUPAP-100 offers a perfect platform to build on the existing strong physics infrastructure of many of the countries in this region for reaching out to lesser developed countries by first starting a dialog and then helping out through an understanding of the problems faced by specific regions and then together searching for solutions. Thus, the present meeting could become a nucleating centre to address the problems of development and gender diversity in the
    Asia-Pacific region.

    More details are available here

    • 20 Jul 2022
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (AEST)
    • The Gibson Room QUT, Z Block, Level 10 2 George St Brisbane, QLD 4000

    Only in the mid-20th century was it confirmed that impact craters are formed by meteorite strikes. Since then many space missions have mapped planetary surfaces and provided data about impact craters. Impacts have played a key role in the evolution of rocky planetary surfaces. Katarina will outline her work on physics behind the impact process. She will advance our understanding of the structure and evolution of the Solar System by using data from NASA's space missions she collaborates with.

    Katarina's lecture is proudly coordinated by AIP Queensland and hosted by QUT's School of Earth and Atmospheric Science and the Planetary Surface Exploration research team. The event is open to the public and will be framed for an academic audience.



    Register here


    For more information about the event, the WIP tour or AIP, please contact:

    Joel Alroe, AIP QLD Chair


    • 20 Jul 2022
    • 8:00 PM (AEST)
    • Physics Lecture Theatre 1, UTAS, Sandy Bay

    What’s Happening with the Ozone Hole?

    Presented by Dr Andrew Klekociuk from Australian Antarctic Division

    20 July 2022, Wednesday  8:00 PM

    Physics Lecture Theatre 1, UTAS, Sandy Bay

    Abstract

    Human-caused depletion of ozone in Earth’s stratosphere remains the focus of scientific attention because of its importance to the health of the biosphere and its influence on global climate. The ‘ozone hole’ phenomenon, which was first identified in the 1980s, has been brought under control by international cooperation under the Montreal Protocol which is clearly working to improve the global state of the ozone layer. Above Antarctica, the overall size of the annual ozone hole has reduced since the early 2000s, but the amount of ozone depletion is subject to significant year-to-year variability which is intimately linked with climate effects.

    In this presentation, I will review the history and causes of stratospheric ozone depletion, and provide an overview of the current health of the ozone layer and its likely future trajectory. I will also outline ozone-climate links, discuss human and environmental effects of ozone depletion, and highlight consequences of the 2019/20 Australian Black Summer fires and the 2022 Hunga volcanic eruption on the Antarctic ozone hole.

    Bio

    Andrew is a Principal Research Scientist at the Australian Antarctic Division where undertakes research on the polar atmosphere, including the evolution of the Antarctic ozone hole and the effects of climate change and variability. His recent activities include co-authorship of two forthcoming environmental assessments: the 2021 Australia State of the Environment report, and the United Nations 2022 report on Environmental Effects of Ozone Depletion, UV Radiation and Interactions with Climate Change. Andrew is a graduate of the University of Tasmania, and holds research affiliations with the University, and the University of Melbourne and the University of Adelaide. He currently serves on the committee of the International Ozone Commission.


    • 22 Jul 2022

    VicPhysics is hosting Girls in Physics Breakfasts

    The events are for girls in Years 10 – 12 and women either engaged in a career in physics or engineering or are at university.
    The students will be seated at tables with students from other schools. At each table we will place two or three women. Over breakfast, the students can query them about their life and work. There is also an address by a prominent scientist, who will talk about her area of interest.

    Times: The Breakfasts start at 7:30am and finish about 9:30am with an optional extension to 10:00am.

    There is no cost to you.

    The events for 2022 so far arranged are:

    • 19th May, Monash University Speaker: Dr Amanda Karakas, Monash University Topic: Stars as chemical element factories. 

    • 22nd July, Bendigo Speaker: Dr Dianne Ruka, Monash University Topic: From Science/Maths to Technology and Engineering . Closing date: 15th July.

    • 14th July, Warrnambool Speaker: Prof Frances Separovic AO Topic: MRI of Molecules: Where Biophysics meets Cell Chemistry . Closing date: 8th July.

    • 28th July, William Angliss Institute, 555 La Trobe St, Melbourne. Speaker: A/Prof Katarina Miljkovic, the AIP Women in Physics lecturer for 2022 Topic: Impacts! Rocks from space colliding with planets. Closing date: 21st July.

    • 19th August, Mildura. Speaker: Dr Judy Hart Topic: Developing New Materials for Renewable Energy. Closing date: 11th August

    For more details and to register, click here

    • 27 Jul 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (AEST)
    • RMIT University Storey Hall - Building 16, Level 5, Room 001 336 - 348 Swanston Street Melbourne, VIC 3000