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Physics Seminars
 March 2012
Wednesday 21
19:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The Moon, Apollo, Spaceship Earth and all that... More Information
Prof. O’Brien gives an illustrated talk linking together his careers of being Professor of Space Science in the USA during the Apollo era in the 1960s, the first Director of Environmental Protection and first Chairman of the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) in WA 1971 -1977, and his strategic and environmental consultancy 1978 to date with his return to academic circles and recent discoveries about inescapable lunar dust, “the Number 1 environmental problem” on the surface of the Moon for humans and robotic expeditions. He lectured the astronaut class of 1964 that contained many Apollo astronauts including Buzz Aldrin. He is Principal Investigator for 4 Dust Detector Experiments and a Charged Particle Lunar Environment Experiment, left on the Moon to make measurements of the environment of the Moon at Apollo 11, 12, 14 and 15 sites. Global awareness of the environment and the fragility of “Spaceship Earth” was fostered by Apollo photos of the blue and white planet in the blackness of space. Many details of drama, humour, tragedy, global and personal excitement are presented for discussion and questions. For example, Brian was in Mission Control in Houston for the extraordinary human drama of trying to save the Apollo 13 astronauts lost in space.
Thursday 22
13:00 - TALK - UWA Careers Centre Employer Talk 2012 - Microsoft Meet the Company Presentation : Find out more about working for Microsoft. Don't miss the chance to meet them on campus. Website | More Information
Meet a Microsoft recruiter at the upcoming presentation! Come hear about the cool technologies that you could develop at Microsoft. Learn how to prepare yourself to land a job or internship as a software development engineer or software development engineer in test. Find out more about living and working at our different locations in the US!

BRING YOUR RESUME FOR A CHANCE TO WIN AN XBOX!
Tuesday 27
13:00 - TALK - UWA Careers Centre - Teach For Australia "Ace Your Application" : Want to know how to get your graduate application to the top of the pile? Want to learn how to transform an average application response into one that will get you noticed? Website | More Information
Want to know how to get your graduate application to the top of the pile? Want to learn how to transform an average application response into one that will get you noticed?

Two reps from Teach for Australia will talk you through the various components of the graduate selection process.

We'll fill you in on the do's and don'ts of graduate applications to make sure you avoid common mistakes and know what employers look for.

Bookings essential through UWA CareerHub - https://uwa.careerhub.com.au

13:00 - SEMINAR - Understanding Karma : In every field of life we enjoy the results of our work, or we suffer the results. This is called Karma Website | More Information
Material nature itself is constituted by three qualities: the mode of goodness, the mode of passion and the mode of ignorance. Above these modes there is eternal time, and by a combination of these modes of nature and under the control and purview of eternal time there are activities, which are called karma. These activities are being carried out from time immemorial, and we are suffering or enjoying the fruits of our activities. For instance, suppose I am a businessman and have worked very hard with intelligence and have amassed a great bank balance. Then I am an enjoyer. But then say I have lost all my money in business; then I am a sufferer. Similarly, in every field of life we enjoy the results of our work, or we suffer the results. This is called karma.
Thursday 29
19:30 - EVENT - UPS Quiz Night Website | More Information
UPS Presents: quiz night in the Tav. $12 non-members, $10 members, group discounts available.
Saturday 31
17:00 - FESTIVAL - Astrofest : An astronomical extravaganza Website | More Information
'Astrofest' is an astronomical extravaganza, featuring a range of interesting and engaging activities for anyone and everyone to enjoy whether they're 'astro-nerds' or 'cosmic-newbies'.

Astrofest will start before the sun sets, with displays, information booths 'space domes' and activities. Then after the sun goes down Night sky observing will get underway. Plus science talks given by local astronomers, stalls and displays from local societies, groups, organisations and Universities and an Astrophotography exhibition.

 April 2012
Tuesday 17
13:00 - EVENT - UWA Careers Centre - Schlumberger Employer Talk : Schlumberger is seeking people with Engineering, Geosciences or Computer Science degrees Website | More Information
This information session, which is open to all Engineering and Geosciences, Computer Science students, will cover history of Schlumberger, why choose Schlumberger, graduate and vacation work opportunities and discuss the lifestyle of working in the field. The two main roles we will cover are the Field Engineer and Petro Technical Engineer.

Those studying a Science degree are eligible to apply for the Field Engineer role, but we will also talk about positions as a PetroTechnical engineer as well for GeoScience and Computer Science backgrounds.

If you are looking for an exciting international career, rewarding opportunities and an attractive compensation package, we encourage you to come along and view the information session and ask any questions you may have.

Bookings essential on UWA CareerHub - https://uwa.careerhub.com.au!

 June 2012
Thursday 07
10:00 - VISITING SPEAKER - The "all you can eat" guide to the Three Minute Thesis : Three Minute Thesis: A comprehensive guide to preparing and presenting a compelling 3MT talk Website | More Information
The Three MInute Thesis (3MT) is a fun and challenging event that encourages the communication of research to a wide audience. The UWA 3MT competition finals will be held on 25th July and this presentation is a comprehensive guide to the preparation and presentation of a compelling 3MT talk. The presenter, Simon Clews,is an experienced 3MT judge who has championed the 3MT competition in Australia and internationally.

 July 2012
Wednesday 25
12:00 - Competition - Three Minute Thesis Final : 10 PhD students will explain their research and its significance in just 3 minutes each. Website | More Information
The 3MT competition challenges research students to give a dynamic and engaging presentation about their research and its significance in a way that can be understood by everybody. The audience will select the "People's Choice" winner.

18:15 - EVENT - UWA Historical Society Annual Lecture 2012 : Mathematics and Women - 36 years at The University of Western Australia Website | More Information
The Annual Lecture is the highlight of the year for the UWA Historical Society and Convocation and we are delighted to welcome Winthrop Professor Cheryl Praeger to the podium to reflect upon her years on Campus and subsequent experiences and achievements.

Mathematician Cheryl Praeger has served the University of Western Australia as Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, and Professor since 1976. She leads a flourishing research group in pure mathematics and is in the top one per cent of highly cited mathematicians in the world.

Attendance is free.
Tuesday 31
15:45 - VISITING SPEAKER - Has the Higgs Boson been discovered at the CERN Large Hadron Collider? More Information
On July 4, 2012, based on preliminary data analyses both the ATLAS and CMS collaborations announced the discovery of a new fundamental particle that is consistent with the long sought after Higgs Boson. I will discuss the important role the Higgs Boson plays in the standard model of Particle Physics and present the latest search results of the ATLAS collaboration.

I will also discuss the next steps in elucidating the particle's true nature. Is it the Higgs Boson predicted by the standard model? Or is it a manifestation of something more exotic?

 August 2012
Sunday 12
10:00 - EVENT - 2012 Open Day : Experience what's on offer at UWA Website | More Information
UWA opens up the whole campus to the public.

Come and find out about the courses on offer, career options, scholarship opportunities, our valuable research, community programs and facilities.

There's also residential college tours, hands-on activities, live music and entertainment, and plenty of fun activities for the whole family.
Tuesday 14
13:00 - EVENT - UWA Careers Centre Employer Talk - Shell Presentation 2012 : Did you know that Shell Australia has a wide range of technical internship opportunities for pre-final year students? Website | More Information
Our internships will give you first-hand experience of Shell as an employer and exposure to a range of real-life business projects. You will have the opportunity to learn, network and make an impact. The projects provide are well defined, business relevant and challenging. We allow you to independently manage you own area of responsibility whilst receiving management support and business exposure.

All of our internships are paid and take place over the summer holidays, November – February, for a period of 12 weeks.

13:00 - EVENT - UWA Careers Centre-Public Sector Commission : Considering a career in the public service? Graduating soon and still searching for a job? Website | More Information
Come along to the Working in WA State Government information session. The session is open to students from all years and all disciplines. You will be surprised at the opportunities available in the public service.

Bookings on CareerHub – https://uwa.careerhub.com.au

15:45 - VISITING SPEAKER - Interferometry with Bose-Einstein Condensates in Microgravity – Science and Technology More Information
Inertial sensors based on interferometry with ultra cold matter waves are a valuable tool for many experiments. The spectrum of applications covers a broad area from metrology through gravimetry and geodesy up to addressing fundamental questions in physics, such as testing the validity of the Einstein equivalence principle (EEP) in the quantum domain. QUANTUS is a collaboration aiming at the implementation of such sensors on a space platform in order to perform precision measurements. The performance of such a device is mainly limited by the unperturbed evolution time of the wave packets in the interferometer. Here, microgravity conditions offer extremely long interrogation times and ultra low temperatures of the quantum object, which substantially increase sensitivity to levels not obtainable on Earth.

The successful observation of Bose-Einstein condensation in microgravity at the drop tower in Bremen (ZARM) was an important result towards realizing coherent sources for atom interferometers under extreme conditions. This talk will present the progress that has been made since then in implementing various interferometry schemes and analyzing the long-time coherence properties of the macroscopically separated wave packets. It will furthermore outline the ongoing activities towards dual species atom interferometry with Rubidium and Potassium (in order to perform quantum tests of the EEP), which will be performed in advanced drop-tower experiments as well as in the context of sounding rocket missions commencing as soon as fall 2013. The technology developments necessary to operate precision experiments in such challenging environments will also be discussed in detail.

Professor Peters is visiting UWA from Humboldt-University Berlin & Ferdinand-Braun-Institute.
Tuesday 28
17:30 - SCREENING - UPS Screening Night : A screening of Sci-Fi movie 'The Moon' More Information
As part of a tradition at the University Physics Screening, fortnightly screenings of various Science Fiction Movies, documentaries and famous recorded lectures will continue screening weekly all through this semester.

$2 for UPS members $5 for non-members Free entry for Physics staff

Free can of soft drink provided with paid entry!
Wednesday 29
16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents : Green chemistry incorporating microfluidic platforms. Website | More Information
Green chemistry is about developing processes that reduce or eliminate the use or generation of hazardous substances in the design, manufacture and use of chemical products.

The presentation will track the development of green chemistry, as a drive towards getting the planet onto a sustainable trajectory, followed by our recent contributions to the field. This includes the use of continuous flow microfluidic platforms to control organic synthesis without generating waste, and avoiding the use of toxic reagents, with scope for carryout reactions in water as a benign solvent. The same technology can also be used to fabricate nano-particles with fine control of size, shape, phase, agglomeration and defects.

Here the ‘top down’ and ‘bottom up’ processing features in gaining access to functional materials for application in three areas facing humanity – health, energy and protecting the environment.

Bio,

Professor Colin Raston is an ARC Australian Professorial Fellow, and Director of the Centre fro Strategic Nano-Fabrication (Incorporating Toxicology) at The University of Western Australia (UWA), and is on the NICNAS Nano-technology Advisory Group. He has been at UWA since 2003, and has held Chairs at Griffith University, Monash University, and the University of Leeds, with previous positions at UWA as a Lecturer, and Sussex University as a Postdoctoral Fellow. He has received the Royal Australian Chemical Institute’s Green Chemistry Challenge Award, the H.G. Smith Award, the Burrows Award, and the Leighton Memorial Award, and is a former recipient of an ARC Special Investigator Award, ARC Senior Research Fellowships, and played a leading role in establishing the ARC Centre of Excellence in Green Chemistry at Monash University. He recently completed a five year term as Associate Dean Research in the Faculty of Life and Physical Sciences (2005-2009) and a three year term on the College of Experts for the Australian Research Council (2007-2009),

He has been on editorial board of several journals including Aust. J. Chem., and as Topic Editor for Crystal Growth and Design. He has completed a term as Chair of the Editorial Board of Green Chemistry, and member of the Editorial Board of Chem. Commun., and the International Advisory Committee for Angew. Chem. He is a former President of the RACI, as a Fellow of the Institute, Chairperson of the Queensland Branch, and Chairperson of the Inorganic Division. In 1996 he chaired the 17th International Conference on Organometallic Chemistry in Brisbane.

Professor Raston has published over 580 journal articles, and has a book, chapters in books, and has patents on fullerene, nano-particles, calixarenes, carbon nanotube separation and surface technology. His current research interests include nano-technology incorporating sustainability, process intensification, supramolecular chemistry and green chemistry.

PS* This seminar is free and open to the public & no RSVP required.

****All Welcome****

 September 2012
Tuesday 04
17:30 - SCREENING - UPS Screening Night : A screening of "Journey to the Edge of the Universe" and "ATOM" More Information
As part of a tradition at the University Physics Screening, fortnightly screenings of various Science Fiction Movies, documentaries and famous recorded lectures will continue screening weekly all through this semester.

This week's screening features 'Journey to the Edge of the Universe" by Alec Baldwin and Part 1 of "ATOM" by Jim Al-Khalili

$2 for UPS members $5 for non-members Free entry for Physics staff

Free can of soft drink provided with paid entry!
Tuesday 11
17:30 - SCREENING - UPS Screening Night : A screening of "Through The Wormhole" and "ATOM" More Information
As part of a tradition at the University Physics Screening, fortnightly screenings of various Science Fiction Movies, documentaries and famous recorded lectures will continue screening weekly all through this semester.

This week's screening features "Through The Wormhole" with Morgan Freeman and Part 2 of "ATOM" by Jim Al-Khalili

$2 for UPS members $5 for non-members Free entry for Physics staff

Free can of soft drink provided with paid entry!
Wednesday 12
13:00 - ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - UPS Annual General Meeting : UPS is holding its annual general meeting More Information
The University Physics Society will be holding its Annual General Meeting this lunchtime in the Third Year Physics Common Room (PHYS226).

Elections are to be hold for committee positions inlcuding President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. New members are also welcome to join. Free pizza will be provided.

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