Promoting the role of Physics in research, education, industry and the community
Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine (ACPSEM)
Australasian Radiation Protection Society (ARPS)
Australasian Society for General Relativity and Gravitation (ASGRG)
Australian Acoustical Society (AAS)
Australian and New Zealand Optical Society (ANZOS)
Astronomical Society of Australia (ASA)
Australian Society of Rheology (ASR)
The Australian and New Zealand Association of Mathematical Physics (ANZAMP)
The Victorian Physics Teachers Network (VicPhys)
Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI)
Vacuum Society of Australia (VSA)
zOOm into Physics
We put the cat among the pigeons - or, to be more precise, put the philosopher amongst the physicists - to stimulate a fun and thoughtful discussion on a different physics topic each month... and you are invited - to listen or, even to participate: with your thoughts or questions for our amazing panel.
zOOm into Physics is a monthly lightly moderated Zoom conversation with our resident panel and special guests.
The session is 100% online and open to AIP members and the general public. Although there will sometimes be a little Physics, we aim to provide a thought-provoking, light-hearted and illuminating event suitable for the interested general public. (You DEFINITELY don't need to worry about it all going over your head!).
Participants are encouraged to join in the discussion - with their experience, their questions, or even to offer a contrary view! Participation can be via unmuting yourself and speaking or typing in the chat. The best way to get a sense of what it's about is to click on one of the recordings below.
Introducing the Panel
Our resident panel, also know as "The OK zOOmers" are accomplished speakers who love a good chat about science!
Tibor Molnar More about Tibor
Kirrily Rule More about Kirrily
Geraint Lewis More about Geraint
Ceri Brenner More about Ceri
Moderator: Scott Martin More about Scott
Our Next zOOm into Physics
Date: Wednesday 21st December
Time: 8:00pm to 9:30pm AEDT
Where: Zoom >>>LINK<<< Meeting ID: 839 9328 4739 Password: 071887
Topic: How do Xmas lights go through glass?
Building on the theme of National Science Week: Glass - more than meets the eye, our zOOm expert panel will turn their attention to the physics of how light passes through glass. There's so much more to this topic than meets the eye!!!! While "light" obviously passes through the glass - it might surprise you to learn that it's not the same photon emerging as entered. What is going on? Join the zOOm to find out!
Resource at National Science Week: CLICK
zOOm into the Past
|14||21/12/2022||How do Xmas lights go through glass?||YouTube Video|
|13||27/7/2022||zOOm into Truth|
|12||22/6/2022||What is ENTROPY (part 2)?||YouTube Video|
|11||25/5/2022||What is ENTROPY?||YouTube Video|
|10||27/4/2022||What is Ball Lightning?|
|9||23/3/2022||Is Veritasium right that electrical energy doesn't flow in wires?||YouTube video|
|8||24/11/2021||The Physics of Christmas|
|7||27/10/2021||Where Physics Ends and Metaphysics Begins||YouTube video
|6||29/9/2021||The Dark Side Strikes Back||YouTube video|
|5||25/8/2021||The Dark Side of the Universe||YouTube video|
|4||14/7/2021||The Future of Power Pt2||YouTube video|
|3||23/6/2021||The Future of Power Pt1||YouTube video|
|2||26/5/2021||All Things Lunar||YouTube video|
|1||28/04/2021||Physics in Sci-Fi||YouTube video|
zOOm into Physics is organised by Scott Martin - happy to consider recommendations for future topics (you could be a special guest!)