NASA's Human Space Flight Program

Tuesday 23 February 2010
10.30am - 12pm, Slade Lecture Theatre.

Dr William H. Gerstenmaier from NASA gave a presentation as part of the Celebration of 50 Years of Australia-USA Cooperation on the Exploration of Space.

Pollock Lecture 2009

The Pollock Memorial Lectureship has been awarded about every four years since 1949 and is sponsored by the University of Sydney and the Society in memory of Professor J.A. Pollock, Professor of Physics at the University of Sydney (1899-1922) and a member of the Society for 35 years.

In 2009, Professor Brian Schmidt of the Australian National University gave a talk entitled "Universe from Beginning to End".

Nobel Prize 2009 talk: Hunting for antimatter

Each year the School of Physics holds a public talk on the Nobel Prize in Physics from the previous year. In 2009, Associate Professor Kevin Varvell spoke on "Hunting for antimatter".

Molonglo Observatory Synthesis Telescope

The Molonglo Observatory Synthesis Telescope (MOST) is operated by the School of Physics of the University of Sydney. The video below was produced as part of the International Year of Astronomy. To learn more about IYA, click here.


"Under the Radar" Book launch

under the radar launch

Wednesday 25 November 2009
6pm – 8pm, The Great Hall.

Professor Miller Goss and Dr Richard McGee have written the fascinating story of Payne-Scott who, employed by the Radiophysics Laboratory of the then Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in 1941, was part of an Australian team that developed a means of measuring radio emissions from the sun - a breakthrough that would lead to the construction of sophisticated radio telescopes.

Forced to resign when it was found out she was secretly married (her pregnancy giving her away) Payne-Scott became a fierce advocate of women’s rights and, as a member of the Communist Party of Australia, was also of interest to ASIO.

Ruby Payne-Scott’s children are renowned contemporary artist, Fiona Hall and mathematician and ARC Federation Fellow, Professor Peter Hall. Miller Goss, Fiona Hall and Peter Hall were be part of the launch of "Under The Radar", along with ABC radio present Robyn Williams.

Session 1

Session 2