Promoting the role of Physics in research, education, industry and the community
The Women in Physics Lecture Tour was established nationally in 1997 to promote the work of outstanding women in Physics and was initiated by the South Australian Branch. In South Australia it is known as the Claire Corani Memorial Lecture. In 2009 a Federal Medal was established to honour the women who had been selected to undertake these national tours and to recognise them for their time and dedication to communicating their research to academics, students and the general public.
The award is made annually to recognise and publicise significant contributions by a woman to advancing a field of physics and to inspire future physicists.
The award recipient will receive a medal, a certificate, one year membership of the AIP, and appropriate support to provide a lecture tour across Australia.
The lecture tour is expected to include presentations suited to a range of audiences, including school lectures, public lectures and research colloquia (subject to negotiation with the various AIP branches and their contacts). School and public lectures are expected to be of interest to non-specialist physics audiences, and to increase awareness among students and their families of the possibilities offered by continuing to study physics. University lectures will be presented at a level suitable for the individual audience (professional or graduate).
Nominees for this award must:
Nominations close: 1 June each year.
The tour is undertaken in the subsequent year to the application.
Submissions should be emailed to the AIP Awards Officer using the nomination form.If you would like to learn more about the lecturer experience, you can find a report by previous lecturer Dr Ceri Brenner (2018) published in volume 55, issue 6, Australian Physics (page 10).
Only one lecturer will be selected each year.