Congress Special Events
Friday, 5 December
Steven Chu i
s the William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Humanities and Sciences and Professor of Physics and Molecular & Cellular Physiology at Stanford University. His research program encompasses atomic physics, quantum electronics, energy and energy economics, and biophysics and biomedicine that tests fundamental theories in physics, the development of methods to laser cool and trap atoms, atom interferometry, and the study of polymers and biological systems at the single molecule level. For his work developing the theory of laser cooling of atoms, he was co-recipient the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1997.
From January 2009 until April 2013, Dr. Chu served as the 12th
U.S. Secretary of Energy, being the first scientist to hold a cabinet position.
For more information on the Plenary speaker see the plenary page
Tuesday, 2 December
University House, Great Hall & Gardens
18:30 - 19:30
Join your fellow attendees for the Congress Reception. Enjoy delectable fare while networking. The reception is open to committee/presenting author/student and full conference attendees. Conference attendees may purchase extra tickets for their guest. (Times subject to change. Please check your Congress program)
Joint Poster Sessions
Posters are an integral part of the technical program and offer a unique networking opportunity, where presenters can discuss their results one-to-one with interested parties. Each author is provided with a board on which to display the summary and results of his or her paper.
Thursday, 4 December
National Museum of Australia
19:00 - 21:00
This will be a ticketed event. Please check back for updates and details on the Congress Banquet.
The National Museum of Australia is a social history museum. The Museum explores the land, nation and people of Australia. It focuses on Indigenous histories and cultures, histories of European settlement and our interaction with the environment. Visit the The National Museum of Australia's
website for information and details.