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The Australian Institute of Physics (AIP) National Congress is held approximately every two years and is the largest and foremost national conference for physicists in Australia.
The last meeting was held in February of 2005 in Canberra with around 1000 attendees, who delivered some 750 oral and poster presentations. The Congress is composed of Plenary Sessions of general interest, and meetings of the topical groups of the Australian Institute of Physics as well as affiliated societies. The program is developed through a Program Committee constituted by local members of the topical groups and affiliated societies.
The next meeting will be held in December 2006 at the Brisbane Convention Centre. The theme of the meeting will be RiverPhys, celebrating a meeting that will facilitate the presentation of contemporary physics research in Australia, on the banks of the beautiful Brisbane river. The logo represents the Brisbane River with the water "tunnelling" under the Goodwill Bridge, which is directly adjacent to the meeting venue.
The meeting will be held from 3 - 8 December 2006. An exciting program is being developed which will be posted on the web site in the near future.
We are delighted the following distinguished plenary speakers have accepted invitations to speak at the Congress:
Professor Sandra Chapman
Professor of Astrophysics and Director of the Centre for Fusion, Space and Astrophysics, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Professor Athene Donald
Professor of Experimental Physics, Cavendish Laboratory, Physics Department in the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Professor John Hall
Co-Winner 2005 Nobel Prize for Physics
Professor Sir Chris Llewellyn Smith
Director of UKAEA Fusion Program and the Joint European Torus (JET), Culham Science Centre, England
Dr Eric Mazur
(2001 NSF Director's Distinguished Teaching Scholar Award), Professor of Physics, Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Department of Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
Topic - Confessions Of A Converted Lecturer
Professor David Southwood
Director of Science European Space Agency, United Kingdom
Professor Catherine Stampfl
Federation Fellow, School of Physics, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Professor Michael Wiescher
(2003 Hans Bethe Prize), Director of the Joint Institute for Nuclear
Astrophysics Department of Physics, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, USA
Freimann Professor, Nuclear Physics
Topic - Exotic Nuclei and Nuclear Astrophysics in Explosive Stellar Environments
Professor Joe Wolfe
(2004 International Medal of the French Acoustical Society), Professor of Physics, School of Physics, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Professor Anton Zeilinger
(2000 Senior Humboldt Fellow Prize) Institute of Experimental Physics, University of Vienna, Austria
The AIP Congress will be of interest to all people with physics-related interests, including students, teachers, researchers, industry and academic physicists and other professionals working in disciplines in which physics plays an important role.
The Congress will encompass a broad range of physics-related activities, research areas and professions. Examples of the Cognate Societies and Australian Institute of Physics Topical Groups which will be represented at the Congress include the Australian Optical Society, the Australasian Society for General Relativity and Gravitation, the Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists, the Nuclear and Particle Physics Group, the Physics Education Group, the Atomic and Molecular Physics Group, the Quantum Information, Concepts, and Coherence Group, and the Women in Physics Group and Condensed Matter Physics.