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Physics Seminars
 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.
Thursday 13
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - FULL**Discovery of the Higgs boson**FULL Website | More Information
An 'Inquiring Minds' lecture by Ian McArthur, Winthrop Professor and Head, School of Physics, The University of Western Australia.

This lecture is now at capacity and no more reservations can be taken.
Tuesday 18
17:30 - SCREENING - UPS Screening Night : A free screening of Feynman's lectures 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 a recorded lecture "Fun To Imagine" by Richard Feynamn and Part 3 of "ATOM" by Jim Al-Khalili

FREE ENTRY, and drinks and snacks can be purchased at the door

 October 2012
Tuesday 02
13:00 - SEMINAR - Biophysics Seminar More Information
This week PhD student Rahi Varsani will be presenting the Biophysics seminar.

Title: Time-evolution of chain formation in magnetic nanoparticles and its effects on transverse proton relaxation rates.

Abstract: In the 1970s, de Gennes and Pincus predicted that magnetic nanoparticles suspended in a fluid will form linear chains in the presence of an applied magnetic field. I have studied a system of magnetic nanoparticles and developed a technique that can measure relaxation rates and lock the particles in situ, allowing the structure of the nanoparticles to be correlated with changes in magnetic properties over time.

17:30 - SCREENING - UPS Screening Night : A free screening of Donnie Darko 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 the famous cult-hit movie classic Donnie Darko by Richad Kelly.

FREE ENTRY, and drinks and snacks can be purchased at the door
Tuesday 09
17:30 - SCREENING - UPS Screening Night : A free screening with Bill Nye and Brian Cox 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 the famous Bill Nye's "100 Greatest Discoveries" and Brian Cox's "A Night With The Stars"

FREE ENTRY, and drinks and snacks can be purchased at the door
Tuesday 16
17:30 - SCREENING - UPS Screening Night : A free screening of Alien 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 the sci-fi classic 'Alien'

FREE ENTRY, and drinks and snacks can be purchased at the door
Wednesday 17
8:30 - EVENT - Australia China Business Council Education Forum 2012 : Chinese Language and Cultural Competency in Schools and Industry - Real Links to a Sustainable Relationship Website | More Information
Whilst trade and enterprise have led Australia's bilateral relations with China, education promotes mutual understanding and long lasting links. This year's forum will focus on developing Chinese language and cultural competency in schools, universities and industry. His Excellency Mr Chen Yuming, Chinese Ambassador to Australia, will provide the keynote address and a panel of business leaders and education representatives will share their experiences.
Thursday 18
12:00 - SEMINAR - Accomplished Education Researcher Seminar Series : Sliding Doors in Academe: Idiosyncrasies of autobiography and controversy in psychometrics Website | More Information
***NOW RESCHEDULED TO 18 OCTOBER***

“Individual(s) ….embrace a new paradigm for all sorts of reasons ... . Some of these … lie outside the sphere of science entirely. Others depend upon idiosyncrasies of autobiography….” (Kuhn, 1970, p.l52). I will highlight some “idiosyncrasies of autobiography” that have led to enjoying an academic life – the opportunity to research and teach, to construct and communicate knowledge. I plan to illustrate how psychometrics, a field in which I had the opportunity to ignore or embrace an emergent, non-standard statistical paradigm, has lead beyond mathematical modelling to areas such as the philosophy of science, the sociology of knowledge and academic controversy. I plan to also illustrate the challenges in negotiating the complex world of academic research and communication.
Wednesday 31
12:00 - SEMINAR - Accomplished Education Researcher Seminar Series : NAPLAN: Driving school improvement or doing the work of the devil? Website | More Information
Controversy continues to surround national student assessment in Australia. However, I argue that testing is neither good nor bad: the devil lies in what people – teachers, school, systems and even parents – do about the tests and the data they generate. I report the experiences of principals, teachers and curriculum consultants in one educational authority to describe how responsibility for interrogating, interpreting and applying data has gradually shifted from an external top-down approach to an internal bottom-up model in a planned, sustained and centrally supported manner, during the past eight years.

 March 2013
Friday 01
9:00 - EVENT - UWA Careers Centre - 2013 Management Consultancy & Investment Bank Day : Graduating in 2013 and want to work for a management consultancy or Investment Bank? Come along and meet the employers…all on one day! Website | More Information
Firms include:

Bain & Company, Boston Consulting Group, JP Morgan, McKinsey & Company, Momentum Partners, Partners in Performance (PIP), Port Jackson Partners (PJP), and UBS.

Register on CareerHub - https://uwa.careerhub.com.au/ViewEvent.chpx?id=139097

Venue details will be sent through UWA CareerHub closer to the date, so ensure your CareerHub details are up to date.
Tuesday 05
16:00 - SEMINAR - A peek into Earth’s deepest secrets through a diamond window : Understanding the inner workings of our planet requires knowledge of material properties under extreme conditions. More Information
Understanding the inner workings of our planet requires knowledge of material properties under extreme conditions. In the past two decades, synchrotronradiation and high-pressure instrumentations have opened a new window to the Earth's interior. Presented here are experimental results revealing pressure- and temperature-induced magnetic transitions in iron carbides and associated effects on their densities and sound velocities. The new data suggest that the inner core is potentially the largest reservoir of carbon in Earth and may play an unexpected role in the global carbon cycle.
Friday 08
12:00 - EVENT - INVITATION TO THE 2013 BIG MEET CAREERS FAIR More Information
INVITATION TO THE 2013 BIG MEET CAREERS FAIR

Every year Australia’s leading employers travel the country looking for high quality graduates and undergraduates. The Big Meet is your opportunity to meet up to 100 of these organisations in one day, in one location.

The Big Meet is the ultimate careers fair for undergraduates, graduates and postgraduates from all disciplines. Whether you're looking for graduate employment, a new job, vacation work, an international internship, a gap-year experience, voluntary work, travel, overseas opportunities, a teaching job or postgraduate education, The Big Meet can get you started. Don't miss out!

Entry is FREE, and you'll get some fantastic free stuff as well.

Register for the event via: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TheBigMeet2013Perth Further Information For more info, visit The Big Meet website www.thebigmeet.com.au

Confirmed Exhibitors To Date

ABB Australia, ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), Accenture, ACS Foundation, Alcoa of Australia, Arup, Aurecon, Aurizon, AusAID, Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australian Federal Police, Australian Institute of Personal Trainers, Australian Secret Intelligence Service, Australian Taxation Office, Australian Youth Ambassadors for Development (AYAD), Chevron, Clough Projects Pty Ltd, Crowe Horwath, Defence Force Recruiting, Deloitte, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF), Department of Defence, Department of Education (WA), Department of Finance (WA), Department of Human Services, Department of Mines and Petroleum, Department of Regional Development and Lands, Department of State Development , Department of Treasury (WA), Department of Veterans' Affairs, Edmund Rice Camps WA, Fulton Hogan Pty Ltd, Fortescue Metals Group, GradConnection, Graduate Opportunities, Hatch, Hays Recruitment, IBM, Institute of Chartered Accountants, Intergen, KBR, Kiewit, KordaMentha, Lawler McGillivray, Leighton Contractors Pty Limited, Linfox Logistics, Main Roads WA, Mainfreight, Monadelphous Group Limited, Meltwater Group, National Australia Bank, Navitas Workforce Solutions, Newcrest Mining, NRW Civil & Mining, PPB Advisory, Public Transport Authority WA, Readygrad, Real Gap, Rio Tinto, Shell Australia, Sinclair Knight Merz, SThree, Subsea 7, Teach For Australia, Technip, The Ride to Conquer Cancer, The Tax Institute, Thiess, Water Corporation, Woodside.
Tuesday 26
18:00 - SCREENING - FREE SCREENING: Feynman Messenger Lecture More Information
As part of our continue tradition free screening, this week the University Physics Society will be screening one of the widely acclaimed recorded lectures by famous physicist Richard Feynmann. Entry is free and drinks and snacks will be available.

For more details email us at [email protected]

 April 2013
Tuesday 09
18:00 - SCREENING - FREE SCREENING: Memento (2000) More Information
As part of our continue tradition free screening, this week the University Physics Society will be screening the film Memento, directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Guy Pierce, Carrie-Ann Moss and Joe Pantoliano. What this got to do with physics? Not much but we promise it will be good fun!

Entry is free and drinks and snacks will be available. For more details email us at [email protected]
Friday 12
13:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Campus Partner Talk: Light as a Medical Diagnostic Tool : Researchers discuss their current research related to the use of light as a medical diagnostic tool Website | More Information
Researchers from the Optical + Biomedical Engineering Laboratory (OBEL) share their research findings related to the use of light as a medical diagnostic tool at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery on Friday 12 April 2013.

OBEL is based within the Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics - campus partner of the current exhibition LUMINOUSFLUX, which explores the ways in which local and international artists harness the magical palette of light.

For more info on this and similar events, visit the Public Program schedule of the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery https://www.lwgallery.uwa.edu.au/publicprogram/
Monday 15
15:45 - SEMINAR - The Latest Innovations in Turbo Pumps and How to Choose Roughing Pumps More Information
This presentation includes technical information on both ball bearing and magnetic bearing type turbo pump models. It compares the various roughing pump technologies and explains how to choose the best pumping system for your application with consideration to pumping speed, process requirements, process pressure and ultimate pressure. Lifetime cost, service and equipment care will also be taken into consideration.

The presentation takes about 45 minutes followed by an opportunity for questions and answers for about 15 minutes.

It is not purely a sales pitch but does contain some commercial information relating to Pfeiffer vacuum.
Friday 26
13:00 - SEMINAR - Quantum gravity on a quantum computer? More Information
Quantum information theoretic tools could be used to study the most basic physical phenomena. For example, measurements of quantum entanglement allow one, in principle, to detect curvature. If curvature can be expressed completely in terms of entanglement, this opens up the prospect that quantum gravity could be simulated on a quantum computer. Mathematical side results yield surprising answers to questions of the type famously described by Kac's as "Can one hear the shape of a drum?"

Achim Kempf is a professor in the Departments of Applied Mathematics and Physics at the University of Waterloo (near Toronto) in Canada. He studied physics in Germany, at the Universities of Heidelberg, Karlsruhe and Munich, obtaining his Ph.D. in 1993. From 1993 to 1998 he was a postdoc and a College Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge. He then spent three years as an IFT postdoctoral fellow at the University of Florida until he joined the faculty at the University of Waterloo (UW) in 2001. He is an associate member of the Institute for Quantum Computing at UW and he is an affiliate member of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. Since 2004, he has held the Canada Research Chair for the Physics of Information.

Professor Kempf’s main research interest is the study of the interplay of information theory, quantum theory and general relativity. He showed that spacetime could be simultaneously continuous and discrete in the same way that information can be. His research interests also include inflationary cosmology as well as high temperature superconductors. He holds a patent related to data compression and has a patent on radar-related methods pending. He has also published in Mathematical Biology on the use of information theoretic methods in the study of the origin of life.

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