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Welcome to the Victorian (VIC) branch of the AIP. Watch this space for local events in VIC!

VIC 2024 Committee 

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    • 19 Apr 2024 3:00 PM | Anonymous

      We are excited to welcome Prof Susan Coppersmith to Melbourne! 

      Date/Time: May 8th at 7pm (light refreshments available from 6:30pm). 

      Location: RMIT City Campus, Swanston St, Building 80, Level 2, Room 2

      Prof Coppersmith will also be presenting at a Girls in Physics Breakfast on May 9th, which will be live-streamed. Find out more details and her other activities here: Women in Physics Lecture Tour

    • 23 Oct 2023 6:00 PM | Anonymous

      You are invited to the Annual General Meeting of the Victorian Branch AIP, which will be held at:

      6.00 pm on Tuesday the 21st of November 2023

      Location: Geoff Opat Lecture Theatre located on Level 6 of the David Caro Building, University of Melbourne.

      We have a number of committee members stepping down this year. We invite nominations for the following positions on the committee:

      - Branch Chair

      - Vice Chair

      - Secretary

      - Treasurer

      - General committee members

      Please forward your intention to nominate to our Branch Secretary, Elizabeth Hinde at:

      Names of the nominated members will be circulated with the meeting details 7 days prior to the AGM.

      - Undergraduate Student Representatives

      The AIP Victorian branch welcomes representation from undergraduate Student members (Please note that although student representatives are unable to formally participate in branch committee votes the committee values the opinions and contributions of our student members). We will select at most one student representative from each Victorian Institution. If there are more than one nominee from each institution, a secret ballot vote will be held at the AGM. We look forward to seeing you there!

      Best Regards,

      Andrew Martin (Vic Branch Chair) and

      Elizabeth Hinde (Vic Branch Secretary)

      Australian Institute of Physics

    • 23 Oct 2023 3:30 PM | Anonymous

       Please come along and here about the 2023 Nobel Physics Prize which was awarded for attosecond laser physics.

      10 November at 3:30pm


      Flyer: Nobel Lecture 2023 Flyer.pdf



    • 11 Oct 2023 6:00 PM | Anonymous

      AIP 60th Anniversary Lecture Tour


      Most of our universe is missing! Adventures in the dark side of the cosmos

      Prof. Geraint Lewis

      11th October, 6 pm 

      Location: Hercus Lecture Theatre, L2 David Caro Bld, University of Melbourne

      Register via Eventbrite:


    • 3 Oct 2023 1:47 PM | Anonymous

      The Vicphysics Teachers’ Network invites women who are making a contribution in physics or engineering to be a speaker at one of the Girls in Physics Breakfasts, which are being organised for the first half of 2024.

      There will be two breakfasts in different parts of Melbourne and at least six breakfasts in regional Victoria.

      There will be an honorarium available, and travel and accommodation costs will also be covered.

      Interstate applicants are welcome!

      For more details and to nominate please go to Girls in Physics Breakfasts: Speaker Application (

      Applications close 23 October.

      For any queries, please email Vicphysics at

    • 30 Jun 2023 10:10 AM | Anonymous

      The Vicphysics Teachers’ Network, an AIP affiliate, offers a Girls in Physics Breakfasts program across Victoria each year.

      The breakfasts program is for students in Years 10 to 12. They share a table with two to three women who either have a career in physics or engineering, or who are at university studying in either of these areas. 

      Over breakfast, the students ask the women questions about what they do, how did they find their job, what is studying at university like, etc.  This is followed by a speaker who talks about her research and her career. 

      After a Q&A, there are a few careers-based activities which are of value to students and guests alike to finish the event.

      The breakfasts run from 7:30am until 10:00am.  The breakfasts are free to guests.

      The breakfasts program started in 2016.  Already this year, there have been two Breakfasts, one in central Melbourne and one in Mildura.

      The remaining breakfasts for 2023 are listed below.


      Vicphysics is always seeking more women to attend a breakfast.  The more women who attend, the more school bookings we can take.  If you would like to come to one of the breakfasts below, please register at:  

      21 July, Monash University

      Speaker: Dr Karen Livesey, AIP Women in Physics Lecturer for 2023.  

      Topic: Nanomagnets: New materials to address biomedical and technological problems.

      2 August, Geelong

      Speaker: A/Prof Elizabeth Hinde, Melbourne University.

      Topic: Glow in the dark – Using fluorescence to observe DNA in a living cell.

      11 August, Wodonga

      Speaker: Emma Dyce, Medical radiation physicist,

      Topic: Treating skin cancer with radiotherapy

      16 August, Traralgon

      Speaker: Prof Rachel Webster, Melbourne University.

      Topic: Geothermal: vast energy reserves beneath our feet

      25th August, Ballarat

      Speaker: Dr Taissa Danilovich, Monash University.

      Topic: Molecules in space. 

      1 September, Bendigo 

      Speaker: Dr Amanda Karakas, Monash University.

      Topic: Stars as chemical element factories.

      I was talking to a guest at my table and her career sounded amazing, that I realised that in 8 years that could me; I got so excited.’ – Student attending a breakfast.

    • 24 Nov 2022 6:30 PM | Anonymous

      Join us for the Physics Nobel Prize Lecture 2022 - All welcome!

      Entanglement: Laying the foundation for quantum technology

      NOVEMBER 24TH 6:30 PM


    • 22 Jun 2022 4:04 PM | Anonymous

      A/Prof Katarina Miljkovic will be the guest speaker at the Girls in Physics Breakfast on 28th July. It will be held at the William Angliss Institute, 555 La Trobe St Melbourne.

      Students in Years 10 - 12 will share a table with women with a career in physics or engineering, or studying these subjects at university. Women are invited to register here: Girls in Physics Breakfasts: An Invitation (

      More details are on the website or this flyer: Melbourne Invite GIPB 22.pdf

    • 22 Jun 2022 3:53 PM | Anonymous

      Public Lecture: Impacts! Rocks from space colliding with planets
      Presented by Associate Professor Katarina Miljkovic

      6.30 PM Wednesday 27 July

      Storey Hall, RMIT Building 16, Level 5, Room 001

      336 - 348 Swanston Street, Melbourne

      For registration and further information see attached flyer:

    • 16 Jul 2021 2:25 PM | Anonymous

      We are happy to announce our "Physics in Action" video competition. Physical phenomena occur in the world around us every day, whether in a lab, a classroom, or out in nature. This competition invites individuals and groups to create and submit a short video that showcases this physics in action.

      Please see the flyer below for more details on how to enter, how a winner is selected, and the prizes available. Feel free to pass this flyer along to anybody you think would be interested.

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