Royal Society of NSW News & Events

Royal Society of NSW News & Events
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...

Continue reading
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...

Continue reading
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...

Continue reading
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...

Continue reading
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...

Continue reading
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...

Continue reading
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...

Continue reading
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...

Continue reading
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...

Continue reading
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...

Continue reading
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 ...

Continue reading
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...

Continue reading
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...

Continue reading
MAR
14

Society Fellow honoured with 2022 AAS Macfarlane Burnet Medal

Society Fellow, Professor Steven Simpson AC FRSN FRS FAA has been awarded one of the Australian Academy of Science's two highest honours — the 2022 Macfarlane Burnet Medal and Lecture — for his research that has led to a groundbreaking approach to nutrition.  Professor Stephen Simpson, from the University of Sydney, has revolutionised the scie...

Continue reading
MAR
10

Council Member, Kathy Belov, appointed interim DVC (Research) at the University of Sydney

Council Member and Society Fellow, Professor Kathy Belov AO FRSN, has just been appointed as the interim Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) at the University of Sydney.  Her term will extend from 2 April until the arrival in July of Professor Emma Johnston AO FRSN FTSE as the substantive replacement for Professor Duncan Ivison FRSN FA...

Continue reading
MAR
02

Society welcomes new Fellows and Members: February 2022

The Royal Society of NSW warmly welcomes 13 new members to the Society's ranks, effective from 2 February 2022. Fellows Professor Mark Griffith EvansDr Peter KeeganProfessor Charles James LemckertProfessor Deborah LuptonMr David John van NunenProfessor Alistair Gary Beresford PooreMs Judith Maree Rae Biographical information about the new Fellows i...

Continue reading
FEB
22

Royal Society of NSW Online Book Catalogue

Announcing a new service for Society members As a means of creating greater collegiality among members of the Society, the Publishing Committee, in conjunction with Halstead Press, has created a mechanism for all members to be made aware of some of the interesting, published works of your Society colleagues on a regular basis. Conversely, this is a...

Continue reading
FEB
22

Recent Events now on YouTube: February 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. In our first event of 2022 (2 February) that was held online, Professor Mark Scott AO FRSN, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Sydney, discussed “Where next for higher education...

Continue reading
FEB
18

December 2021 Issue of the Journal now available

The December 2021 issue of the Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of NSW is now available online.  Members of the Society who subscribed to two issues of the hard-copy edition for 2021 will receive their December 2021 copy in the mail in coming weeks once it is printed. Members who did not renew their subscription to the pr...

Continue reading
FEB
14

RSNSW Council Elections 2022: Call for Nominations

The Council is the Society’s governing body, and together with its Committees, is responsible for the planning and delivery of the Society’s programs and the initiatives of an ambitious triennial Strategic Plan. Amongst these initiatives are the successful delivery of the Bicentenary celebration during 2021–22, increasing the visibility, reach and ...

Continue reading

We use cookies on our website. Some of them are essential for the operation of the site, while others help us to improve this site and the user experience (tracking cookies). You can decide for yourself whether you want to allow cookies or not. Please note that if you reject them, you may not be able to use all the functionalities of the site.