Royal Society of NSW Meeting Presentations—2022

This page provides access to content presented at meetings of the Royal Society of NSW in 2022, where permission to do so has been granted by the author. All content is made available under either a Creative Commons CC-BY (Attribution) licence or a YouTube standard licence, unless otherwise stated.

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RSNSW Poggendorff Lecture 2021 — 30 November 2022
“A plant breeder’s perspective on food security and climate change”
Professor Richard Trethowan
Director, The Plant Breeding Institute
University of Sydney

1308th OGM and Open Lecture — 23 November 2022
“Most of our universe is missing! Adventures in the dark side of the cosmos”
Professor Geraint Lewis FRSN FLSW
Professor of Astrophysics
University of Sydney

1307th OGM and Open Lecture — 5 October 2022
“The Global Economy and Australia's Outlook: Geoff Harcourt's contribution to the theory of productivity growth”
(1) Dr Don Russell
(2) Ms Jane Drake-Brockman
(3) Emeritus Professor Robert Marks FRSN

(1) Chair, AustralianSuper, (2) Industry Professor, University of Adelaide, and (3) Editor, RSNSW Journal and Proceedings

1306th OGM and Open Lecture — 7 September 2022
“Is Fairweather an Australian artist? And does it matter?”
(1) Associate Professor Claire Roberts FAHA and
(2) Emeritus Professor Nicholas Jose

(1) Associate Professor of Art History, University of Melbourne, and (2) Emeritus Professor of English, University of Adelaide

Ideas@theHouse: August 2022 — 4 August 2022
“Manufacturing at the Atomic Scale”
Michelle Simmons AO FRS DistFRSN FAA FTSE
Scientia Professor, UNSW Sydney
Director, ARC Centre of Excellence (CQC2T)
Founder, Silicon Quantum Computing

1305th OGM and Open Lecture — 3 August 2022
“Marsupials: Their secrets are all in their genes!”
(1) Professor Kathy Belov AO FRSN FAA and
(2) Dr Elizabeth Deane FRSN

(1) Professor of Comparative Genomics, University of Sydney, and (2) Education Consultant

1304th OGM and Open Lecture — 6 July 2022
“This is going to be different: Learning to live with Chinese Power”
Professor Hugh White AO FASSA
Emeritus Professor of Strategic Studies
Australian National University

RSNSW Clarke Memorial Lecture 2021 — 10 June 2022
“The changing tide of human populations: an infertility trap”
Professor John Aitken FRSE FRSN FAA FAHMS
Distinguished Emeritus Laureate Professor FRSE FRSN FAA FAHMS
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
University of Newcastle

1303rd OGM and Open Lecture — 1 June 2022
“Federalism, borders, and National Cabinet — What has the pandemic taught us?”
Professor Anne Twomey AO
Professor of Constitutional Law
University of Sydney

Western NSW Branch Meeting 2022-2 — 18 May 2022
“Making a living on the plains — Stone tools and archaeology of Aboriginal societies”
Dr Colin Pardoe FRSN
Biological Anthropologist and Archaeologist

RSNSW Poggendorff Lecture 2020 — 11 May 2022
“Are our weeds becoming new native species?”
Professor Angela Moles FRSN
Director, Evolution and Ecology Research Centre
UNSW Sydney

1302nd OGM and Open Lecture — 6 April 2022
“New frontiers in smart sensor technology for a healthier, safer and sustainable future”
Professor Ben Eggleton FRSN FAA FTSE
Director, University of Sydney Nano Institute and
Co-Director, NSW Smart Sensing Network

RSNSW Clarke Memorial Lecture 2020 — 17 March 2022
“From bulldozers, pests, and pathogens to climate change and urban futures: the tough life of plants”
Distinguished Professor Michelle Leishman
Macquarie University

Western NSW Branch Meeting 2022-1 —  15 March 
“Public Trust and Science in Times of Coronavirus”
A public panel with:
Robert Clancy AM FRSN, Michelle Grattan AO FASSA, Jane Quinn
    facilitated by
Mark Evans, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Charles Sturt University

1301th OGM and Open Lecture — 2 March 2022
“Royal Society of NSW 2021 Student Award Presentations”
Zain Mehdi (1), Sajad Abolpour Moshizi (2), Harry Marquis (3), Kevin Chau (2)
PhD and MSc Candidates
(1) Australian National University
(2) Macquarie University
(3) University of Sydney

Annual Meeting of the Four Societies 2022 — 16 February 2022
“Engineering and related challenges in decarbonising the electricity system”
Professor Stephen Wilson
The University of Queensland

1300th OGM and Open Lecture — 2 February 2022
“Where next for higher education after COVID-19?”
Professor Mark Scott AO FRSN
Vice-Chancellor and Principal
The University of Sydney

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