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Royal Society of NSW News & Events

2012 Sydney Lecture Series

Meetings are held at various venues in Sydney (be sure to check the web-site a few days before the event for final venue details). Unless indicated, booking is not necessary. All welcome. Entry is free for RSNSW members. There is a charge of $7 for non-members. Meetings usually commence at 6:00 pm for 6:30pm. ​Wednesday5 December 2012​1206th Ordina...

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The Four Societies Lecture 2012

Lecture delivered at the annual meeting of the Royal Society of NSW, the Australian Nuclear Association, the Nuclear Panel of Engineers Australia, and the Australian Institute of Energy. "Counting atoms for a living" Dr Andrew Smith, ANSTO Wednesday 7 March 2012 at 6 pm Hamilton Room, Trade & Investment Centre, Industry & Investment NSW, Le...

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The Royal Society of NSW Forum 2012

"The influence of media on scientific research"Mark Scott AO, Managing Director of the ABC, and Professor Jill Trewhella FRSN, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) at the University of SydneyWednesday 4 April 2012 at 6.30 pm Powerhouse Museum, Ultimo Meeting report by Donald Hector The Society's second annual Forum was held on Wednesday 4 April at the...

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1200th Ordinary General Meeting

"Transit of Venus 2012 - what we and others saw" Dr. Andrew Jacob, Assistant Curator, Sydney Observatory Wednesday 6 June 2012 at 6.30 pm Sydney Observatory, Observatory Hill, Sydney Meeting report by Donald Hector Early in the 17th century, Johannes Kepler predicted that every 120 years or so Venus would pass between the Earth and the Sun and on e...

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1201st Ordinary General Meeting

"Autoimmune diseases: obesity, nutrition, exercise and eating disorders: what shape are Australians in?" Professor Ian Caterson AM, Boden Professor of Human Nutrition, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney Wednesday 4 July 2012 at 6.30 pm Union, University and Schools Club, 25 Bent Street, Sydney Meeting report by Donald Hector At 1201st Ordi...

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The Dirac Lecture 2012

"The accelerating universe"Professor Brian SchmidtThursday 19 July 2012 In conjunction with the University of New South Wales and with the Australian Institute of Physics, the Society proudly presented the 2012 Dirac Lecture on Thursday, 19 July 2012. This year's lecture was delivered by Professor Brian Schmidt, 2011 Nobel Laureate for Physics. Pro...

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1202nd Ordinary General Meeting

"Photonic circuits for the new information age: faster, smaller, smarter and greener" Ben Eggleton, Professor of Physics, ARC Federation Fellow, Director of the Centre of Excellence for Ultrahigh-bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS) and Director of the Institute of Photonics and Optical Science (IPOS)Wednesday 1 August 2012 at 6.30 pm Unio...

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1203rd Ordinary General Meeting

"Climate change, regional drought and forest mortality: are we seeing a new global phenomenon?" Professor Derek Eamus, University of Technology, Sydney Wednesday 5 September 2012 at 6.30 pm Union, University and Schools Club, 25 Bent Street, Sydney Meeting report by Donald Hector Around the world, forests seem to be under stress. At the 1203rd OGM,...

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1204th Ordinary General Meeting

"Outsmarting superbugs?" Professor Liz Harry, Professor of Biology, School of Medical and Molecular Sciences, University of Technology SydneyWednesday 3 October 2012 at 6.30 pm Union, University and Schools Club, 25 Bent Street, Sydney Meeting report by James Kehoe and Jude Allen Bacterial infections have become increasingly resistant to current an...

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1205th Ordinary General Meeting

"The unexpected nuclear renaissance: nuclear techniques benefiting mankind"Dr Adi Paterson, CEO, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) Wednesday 7 November 2012 at 6.30 pm Union, University and Schools Club, 25 Bent Street, Sydney Meeting report by Donald Hector The Society was privileged to have Dr Paterson, chief executiv...

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