Royal Society of NSW News & Events

Royal Society of NSW News & Events
JUL
02

Display of Society-related objects in the Chau Chak Wing Museum

Display of Society-related objects in the Chau Chak Wing Museum University of Sydneyon weekends 12.00 pm – 4.00 pm from Saturday 1 July 2022until Sunday 25 September 2022 As part of our 200-year celebrations, the Chau Chak Wing Museum (CCW Museum) at the University of Sydney has curated a display of Society-related objects from the Macleay Collecti...

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JUN
24

World-first quantum computer integrated circuit developed by startup led by Distinguished Fellow, Michelle Simmons

Silicon Quantum Computing (SQC), an Australian startup company with state-of-the-art research and atomic manufacturing facilities in Sydney, founded by Society Distinguished Fellow, Scientia Professor Michelle Simmons AO FRS DistFRSN FAA of UNSW Sydney, has just announced the world's first integrated circuit at the atomic scale. This technical brea...

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JUN
22

Recent Events now on YouTube: June 2022

Most face-to-face events and all online events conducted by the Royal Society of NSW are recorded and made available for subsequent viewing on our YouTube channel, youtube.com/royalsocnsw. There were two events, held in June 2022, for which recordings are now available. The first of these was the presentation by Professor Anne Twomey AO at the...

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JUN
16

Society Fellows win RACI Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology Awards

The Council of the Royal Society of NSW extends its warmest congratulations to two of its Fellows who have received awards from the Royal Australian Chemical Institute Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology Division in May 2022.  Dr Tristan Reekie FRSN, of UNSW Canberra, and Professor Elizabeth New FRSN, of the University of Sydney, hav...

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JUN
13

Queen's Birthday Honours 2022

The Society is delighted to note the awards listed in the 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours List to Society Fellows: a Companion of the Order to Australia (AC) to Emeritus Professor Anne Green AC FRSN FTSE, an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) to Professor Mary-Louise McLaws AO FRSN, and an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) to Pamela Ann Griffit...

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JUN
01

RSNSW 1303rd OGM: June 2022

The Society's 1303rd Ordinary General Meeting, held in the Gallery Room of the State Library of NSW, on 1 June 2022 saw an audience of nearly 50 people enjoy a stimulating and insightful lecture on  "Federalism, borders, and National Cabinet — What has the pandemic taught us?" presented by Professor Anne Twomey AO, Professor of Constituti...

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MAY
26

Society Fellows elected as 2022 Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science

Professor Kathy Belov
Professor Marcela Bilek
Professor Emma Johnston
Professor Albert Zomaya

The Royal Society of NSW is delighted to learn of the recognition of four of its Fellows as new Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science, elected in May 2022.  They are Professor Katherine Belov AO FRSN FAA  (Biologist, University of Sydney), Professor Marcela Bilek FRSN FAA (Physicist, University of Sydney), Professor Emma Johnston A...

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MAY
25

Recent Events now on YouTube: May 2022

Most face-to-face events and all online events conducted by the Royal Society of NSW are recorded and made available for subsequent viewing on our YouTube channel, youtube.com/royalsocnsw. There were three events, for which recordings are available, held in April and May 2022.  On 6 April, the Society marked its return to face-to-face eve...

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MAY
18

Society Fellow elected as IUPAC Emeritus Fellow

The Council of the Royal Society of NSW is delighted to learn that Emeritus Professor Brynn Hibbert AM FRSN, of UNSW Sydney and a former President of the Society, has just been recognised as an Emeritus Fellow of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC).  His appointment reflects his standing as a scientist and his continu...

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MAY
16

Recording of RSNSW Poggendorff Lecture 2020

In the event that you were unable to attend this fascinating lecture, "Are weeds becoming new native species?", delivered by the Professor Angela Moles FRSN of UNSW Sydney, and the RSNSW Poggendorff Lecturer for 2020, that was jointly presented by the Royal Society of NSW and UNSW Sydney in the Palm House of the Royal Botanic Garden on We...

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APR
10

Recent Events now on YouTube: March 2022

All online events from the Royal Society of NSW are recorded and made available for subsequent viewing on our YouTube channel, youtube.com/royalsocnsw. There were three events, for which recordings are available, held in March 2022.  In the first of these, the award winners of the Royal Society of NSW Student Awards for 2021 presented a s...

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APR
06

RSNSW 1302nd OGM: April 2022 — Return to face-to-face

The Society's 1302nd Ordinary General Meeting held in the Gallery Room of the State Library of NSW marked an important milestone — the return to face-to-face events after two year's of exclusively online events imposed by pandemic restrictions.  An audience of over 50 people enjoyed the opportunity to once again meet with fellow Society member...

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APR
06

RSNSW Council Elections 2022: Declaration of Results

The electronic ballot for the 2022 Council Elections of the Royal Society of NSW closed at noon on Tuesday, 5 April 2021. There were 222 ballots submitted by 670 eligible voters, representing an overall return of 33.1%. The outcome of the election is as follows. For the election of four (4) Council members There were 840 votes tallied with 12 ...

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APR
06

Statement by the Royal Society of NSW on Ukraine

The Royal Society of NSW, an inclusive learned institution founded on the principles of liberal democracy, encourages discourse and the free exchange of ideas that respect religious, political, and cultural freedoms. The Society condemns the Russian invasion of Ukraine as a brutal assault on such values and on the Ukrainian people. It presents a re...

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APR
04

Society welcomes new Fellows and Members: March 2022

The Royal Society of NSW warmly welcomes 11 new members to the Society's ranks, effective from 2 March 2022. Fellows Professor Igor Aharonovich Professor Clive Baldock Professor Anthony Cunningham Professor Roy Green Professor Renee Elmina Leon Professor Tuan Van Nguyen Dr James RenwickProfessor Shawn Ross Biographical information about the new Fel...

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JAN
09

RSNSW Exhibition: NEXUS 2022 — CLOSING 30 JUNE

Jean Garling RoomMitchell Building, State Library of NSW1 Shakespeare Place, Sydney EXHIBITION NOW OPEN Opening Hours: Monday 2-5 pm; Thursday 2-5 pm; Saturday 2-5; Sunday 2-5 pm until 30 June 2022 About the Exhibition: This Exhibition begins a year of celebrations to mark the Society’s contributions to the intellectual life of NSW over 200 ye...

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MAR
12

RSNSW Government House Garden Party — March 2022

The year 2022 is an important year for the Royal Society of NSW as it continues to celebrate its 200th year ending in June. To mark this anniversary, our Patron, The Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC, Governor of New South Wales, graciously hosted a Garden Party at Government House, Sydney on the morning of Saturday, 12 March. Images from that occa...

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JUN
24

Pamela Griffith Exhibition-Art and Nature

“Art and Nature” Pamela Griffith FRSNSydney Artist and Printmaker Date: 24 June – 5 July 2022 — Opening Sunday, 26 June 2–4pm (Speaker: Dr Saul Griffith) Venue: Broadhurst Gallery, Hazelhurst Arts Centre, 782 Kingsway, Gymea Southern Sydney painter and printmaker Pamela Griffith has traversed Australia to observe living creatures in their natu...

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JUL
06

1304th OGM and Open Lecture

“This is going to be different: Learning to live with Chinese Power” Professor Hugh White AO FASSAEmeritus Professor of Strategic Studies, Australian National University Date: Wednesday, 6 July 2022, 6.30 pm AEST  Venue: Gallery Room, State Library of NSW, Shakespeare Place, SydneyRegistration: Registration for this meeting is requir...

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AUG
03

1305th OGM and Open Lecture

“Marsupials: Their secrets are all in their genes!” Professor Kathy Belov AO FRSN FAA (1)     in conversation with Dr Elizabeth Deane FRSN (2)(1) Professor of Comparative Genomics and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement), University of Sydney(2) Education Consultant Date: Wednesday, 3 August 2022, 6.00 for 6.30 pm AEST  Venue...

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