Dear {Contact_First_Name},

A lot of you will read this in lockdown - please hang in there! I hope that the vaccination  take-up will be sufficient to keep the Delta variant at bay. It is impressive to see how fast science responds to the situation. For my taste, the rhetoric from our political leaders should be equally clear.

On a more positive note, our past president, Dr Cathy Foley, took the COVID lemon she was dealt with in organising the 7th IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics and turned it into a stunning lemonade of a highly accessible online forum where almost 400 participants from all over the world could exchange their experiences and learn from each other. See below for details.

Also in July, the Astronomical Society of Australia held its annual conference and announced the winners of several prizes. Congratulations to all. Read on for more.

And congratulations, too, to Curtin University’s Boris Gurevich, who was presented with the Reginald Fessenden Award by the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG). More details here.

Finally, I hope you enjoy this more compact version of the bulletin that utilises content on our improved website.

Kind regards,

Sven Rogge
President, Australian Institute of Physics


How can we get more women into physics?

Physicists from 50 countries last month called for action against extreme gender inequality. They met online at the Seventh Conference on Women in Physics, organised by the International Union of Pure and Applied Physicists (IUPAP). More details here. 


Spacetime memories, stellar fossils & fast radio bursts: Aussie astronomers awarded

In July, six Australian astronomers were recognised by the Astronomical Society of Australia (ASA), the country’s professional body for the field. More details here. 


#PhysicsGotMeHere: Rebecca Pearce

Rebecca is a paediatric intensive care doctor at the Monash Children’s Hospital.

Read her story here.

And click here to read about all our previous hidden physicists.


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