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Events Board

The AIP runs a science-orientated events board for online and in-person events across Australia.

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Upcoming events

    • 29 Jul 2021
    • 10:00 AM (UTC+01:00)
    • 11 Aug 2021
    • 10:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • London


    The annual London International Youth Science Forum (LIYSF) is a two-week residential course hosted at the renowned research university Imperial College London. Our aim is to unite outstanding talent from all nations and provide a deeper insight into science and its applications for the benefit of all mankind.

    Speakers already confirmed include prestigious scientists, including; Nobel Prize winner Professor James Rothman, Professor Dame Julia King, Professor Martin Rees, Professor Fiona Watt, Professor Saiful Islam and LIYSF President, Professor Clare Elwell.

    The forum attracts 500 of the globe’s leading young scientists, aged from 16-21 and visiting from over 65 countries. Along with an active social calendar and a focus on cultural education and forming lasting friendships, the program includes lectures, demonstrations from leading scientists and visits to industrial sites, research centers, scientific institutions, world-class laboratories and universities.

    The 62nd LIYSF is held 28th July to 11th August 2021. The participation fee is GBP 495 per student to attend LIYSF VIRTUAL and GBP 2,195 per student for the inclusive residential programme, with all meals and accommodation provided. Applications are open until end of May 2021.

    For more information, visit

    Time: 10:00AM – 10:00PM

    • 24 Aug 2021
    • (UTC+10:00)
    • Online

    The 2021 Around-the-Clock Around-the-Globe Magnetics Conference (AtC-AtG) is a 24-hour non-stop virtual conference with speakers from all over the world passing the baton to each other. Join, interact, or take a break at any time – for free. The contributed talks will be given by students and post-doctoral researchers only and invited talks by senior scientists.

    Click here for more details.

    • 25 Aug 2021
    • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Online

    zOOm into Physics is a monthly lightly moderated Zoom conversation with our resident panel and special guests.

    The session is 100% online and open to AIP members and the general public. Although there will sometimes be a little Physics, we aim to provide a thought-provoking, light-hearted and illuminating event suitable for the interested general public. (You DEFINITELY don't need to worry about it all going over your head!).

    Participants are encouraged to join in the discussion - with their experience, their questions, or even to offer a contrary view! Participation can be via unmuting yourself and speaking or typing in the chat. The best way to get a sense of what it's about is to click on one of the recordings below.

    Our universe is dominated by the dark-side, the dark matter and dark energy which have shaped the evolution of the cosmos. But just what is happening in the dark? And how can we be confident what is happening in the dark and that we are not just jumping at shadows?

    This month we will tackle one of the biggest mysteries facing physics, the nature of the dark-side! Around the globe hordes of astronomers and particle physicists are devising new observations, experiments and theories to try and shine a light on dark matter and dark energy. But just what do we expect them to find?

    Zoom meeting link or Zoom Meeting ID: 650 897 2112 Passcode: 101010

    • 20 Sep 2021
    • 9:30 AM (UTC+10:00)
    • 22 Sep 2021
    • 4:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Huxley Teaching Room H4.20, ANU, Canberra

    Initiatives for this workshop:

    An early career researcher (ECR) grant & paper writing workshop designed for women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) is aimed at strengthening the scientific writing, critical thinking and communication skills of Australia's next generation of scientists and academics. This workshop aims to provide mentoring, transparent peer review and centralised writing training opportunities that young women in STEMM may not have at their home institutions. lt may also help to increase the number of female academics in STEMM-related departments. ln particular, all ECRs need to complete a significant amount of scientific writing in their academic research positions including grant & fellowship applications, journal articles as well as patent applications, which requires critical writing skills towards their success as researchers. This workshop will provide an opportunity for ECRs to build on their scientific writing skills and gain inspiration from mentors and like-minded researchers, forming a valuable component of their academic career development.

    ECWW venue & travel

    We are planning for an ONSITE workshop at The Australian National University, with an ONLINE meeting format as backup.


    20th September (Monday) 

                     09:30-09:45: Workshop Opening by Prof Tim Senden, Director of Research School of Physics, ANU  

                     09:45-10:45: Senior Academic Mentor Guidance by Prof Igor Aharonovich

                     10:45-11:00: Q&A

                     11:00-12:00: Senior Academic Mentor Guidance by Prof Deborah Marsh

                     12:00-12:15: Q&A

                     12:15-13:00: Lunch Break

                     13:00-14:00: Senior Academic Mentor Guidance by Prof Elizabeth New

                     14:00-14:15: Q&A

                     14:15-16:15: Mentoring Session with 3 Senior Mentors

                     19:00-20:00: High Impact Publishing at Nature by Dr Rosamund Daw (Evening Session via Zoom from London, UK)

    21st September (Tuesday) 

                     09:30-10:30: Senior Academic Mentor Guidance by Prof Lan Fu

                     10:30-10:45: Q&A

                     10:45-11:45: Senior Academic Mentor Guidance by Prof Liming Dai

                     11:45-12:00: Q&A

                     12:00-13:00: Lunch Break

                     13:00-14:00: Senior Academic Mentor Guidance by Prof Drew Evans

                     14:00-14:15: Q&A

                     14:15-16:15: Mentoring Session with 3 Senior Mentors

    22nd September (Wednesday) 

                     09:30-10:30: Young Academic Mentors Guidance by Dr Tushar Kumeria

                     10:30-11:00: Q&A

                     11:00-12:00: Grant Application Guidance by Dr Liesel Senn

                     12:00-13:00: Lunch Break

                     13:00-14:00: Young Academic Mentor Guidance by A/Prof Hang Ta

                     14:00-15:00: Young Academic Mentor Guidance by Dr Noushin Nasiri

                     15:00-16:00: Mentoring Session with 4 ECR Mentors

    Keynote speakers/mentors

    Professor Igor Aharonovich (ARC CoE Chief Investigator, ARC DECRA Fellow), University of Technology Sydney

    Professor Lan Fu (Future Fellow), The Australian National University

    Professor Drew Evans (Future Fellow), University of South Australia

    Professor Deborah Marsh (NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship), University of Technology Sydney

    Professor Elizabeth New (ARC DECRA and Westpac Research Fellow), The University of Sydney

    Professor Liming Dai (Scientia Professor and ARC Laureate Fellow), University of New South Wales

    Dr Rosamund Daw (Nature Senior Editor), Nature Publishing Group

    ECR Mentors

    Dr Noushin Nasiri (TEDx Talk Speaker and Young Tall Poppy Science Award), Macquarie University

    Dr Liesel Senn (Research Development Manager of Research Office), University of Technology Sydney

    Associate Professor Hang Ta (NHMRC ECR fellow and Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellow), Griffith University

    Dr Tushar Kumeria (Scientia Senior Lecturer and NHMRC ECR Fellow), University of New South Wales

    Committee members

    Dr Ziyuan Li, DECRA Fellow, The Australian National University

    Dr Helen Xu, Vice Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Technology Sydney

    Dr Helen McGuire, Research Associate Pathology, The University of Sydney

    Dr Natalie Holmes, Research Fellow, The University of Sydney


    ARC Centre of Excellence for Transformative Meta-Optical Systems (TMOS)

    The Australian National University (ANU), Research School of Physics

    University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Athena SWAN, Research Development Program (RDP)

    Crystals - an Open Access Journal by MDPI

    University of Sydney, Faculty of Engineering

    Microscopy Australia

    ARC Centre of Excellence for Enabling Eco-Efficient Beneficiation of Minerals

    Australian Institute of Physics

    Materials Australia

    ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science






    Applications & registrations

    Application criteria: You will need to provide your name, email, affiliation, a 1-page CV, publication list, and PhD testamur to register your interest; and please state in no more than 300 words how attending ECWW2021 will benefit your career.

    Registration fee: Free (includes three days of catering)

    Attendee selection criteria

    • Open to early career women within their first 5 years of academic or other research-related employment after the award of PhD degree.
    • Currently based in Australia.
    • Each attendee must bring two documents to work on during the retreat. These can be (a) grant proposal, (b) fellowship proposal, (c) scientific manuscript, and/or (d) patent application


    15 May 2021: Applications Open

    31 July 2021 (11:55PM): Applications Close

    15 August 2021: Outcome of Successful Applicants and Registration Open

    31 August 2021 (11:55PM): Registrations Close

    20 - 22 September 2021: Workshop

    • 6 Dec 2021
    • (UTC+10:00)
    • 9 Dec 2021
    • (UTC+10:00)
    • Brisbane, QLD

    Mark your diaries for the AIP Summer Meeting, set to take place in Brisbane this December.

    The event was founded in 2017 and takes place every two years, alternating with the AIP Congress.

    This year the meeting will be held at the Queensland University of Technology, running from December 6 to 9. It will be chaired by QUT’s Associate Professor Jennifer MacLeod

    More details, including program, registration and sponsors, will appear soon at 

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