Hidden Pieces: The Large Hadron Collider and our dark universe by Dr Steven Goldfarb


Date And Time

Tue., 19 November 2019

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm AEST

Location

GP P Block 512 (P512)

QUT – Gardens Point

P Block, Room 512

Brisbane city, QLD 4000

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People have been fascinated by scientific discovery since ancient times. Today, for the first time ever, we can discover and analyse phenomena that we can neither see nor feel directly. In this fascinating presentation Dr Steven Goldfarb will talk about dark matter, antimatter, and dark energy. He will go into extra dimensions and will look into the 95% of the Universe that we still know nothing about.

Dr. Steven Goldfarb is a particle physicist working on the ATLAS Experiment at CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics. He received his PhD from the University of Michigan in 1991, for research carried out on the L3 experiment on CERN’s Large Electron Positron collider, and began his current participation on the Large Hadron Collider in 1998. He served as ATLAS Muon Software Coordinator and participated in preliminary studies of the Higgs boson search.  Most recently, Dr. Goldfarb has focused effort on the challenges of large-scale science communication. He served as ATLAS Outreach Coordinator, overseeing worldwide communication of the Higgs boson discovery in 2012, and launching the award-winning ATLAS Virtual Visit system. Dr. Goldfarb currently chairs the International Particle Physics Outreach Group, coordinates the University of Michigan REU CERN Summer Student and Semester Abroad programs, serves on the US National Science Foundation’s QuarkNet advisory board and the American Physical Society Committee for Informing the Public. Dr. Goldfarb discussed the necessity of scientific exploration for human survival at TEDxTUM, attempted to answer how humans measure what we cannot see at TEDxOporto, and played the role of a purple worm in the production of a TED Ed animation, in which he and his friend Dave (try to) explain how the Higgs boson gives particles mass. He also fronts the popular Geneva-based Canettes Blues Band.

Please register for attendance at:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/hidden-pieces-the-large-hadron-collider-and-our-dark-universe-tickets-80627387687?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-source=strongmail&utm-term=listing

PRIMPS 29 and AGM!

Please save the date for the Annual Branch Meeting followed by PRIMPs 29.

Date: Tuesday, 10th December 2019

13:00–14:00 ACPSEM QLD Annual Branch Meeting

14:00–16:30 PRIMPs 29

Place: Seminar Room 1, RBWH Education Centre

If you wish to present, please email Chris Noble: Christopher.Noble@health.qld.gov.au

Please note that the committee has decided to not make this a themed event. Feel free to share your EPSM presentation or any site updates.

Further information and the registration link will be circulated closer to the date.

PRIMPS 10 year anniversary

Don’t forget to register for PRIMPS 10 year anniversary (river views included!)

Link: https://www.acpsem.org.au/…/e…/10-year-anniversary-of-primps

Details are as follows: 
Venue: Moda Portside Events, Hamilton. 
When: 12th of October, 6:30pm til late.
What: 3 course meal, 4 hour drink package and entertainment included.
Dress code: Cocktail attire. 
Cost: $60 pp + GST (partners welcome!)

Dance the night away as we reminisce on the last 10 years of PRIMPs.
Thank you for your support over the last 10 years.

Thank you to our sponsors of the event:

Varian Medical Systems
Hologic
Elekta
Canon
Volpara Solutions

10 years of PRIMPS!

Hello ACPSEMQ members, 
You are invited join the ACPSEM QLD branch on the 12th of October for a night of celebration for the 10 year anniversary of PRIMPS (Progress and Research in Medical Physics Series). PRIMPS is a regular informal ACPSEM QLD event that allows all ACPSEM members to present work to a group of their peers.
The night is inclusive of a 3 course meal, 4 hour drinks package and entertainment.

Register here: https://www.acpsem.org.au/events/event/10-year-anniversary-of-primps

Details are as follows: 

  • Venue: Moda Portside Events, Hamilton.
  • When: 12th of October, 7pm til late.
  • What: 3 course meal, 4 hour drink package and entertainment included.
  • Dress code: Cocktail attire.
  • Cost: $60 pp (partners welcome!)


Dance the night away as we reminisce on the last 10 years of PRIMPs.
Thank you for your support over the last 10 years.

Thank you to our sponsors of the event: 

  • Varian Medical Systems
  • Hologic
  • Elekta
  • Canon
  • Volpara Solutions

If you have any questions let me know, can’t wait to see you all there ! 
Emma Whittle

Branch Committee member ACPSEM QLD

2019 Bob Fitchew Award for Member of the Year

The Bob Fitchew member of the year award recognises excellence in the fields of physical sciences & engineering in medicine within the ACPSEM QLD Branch.

The nomination of candidates for the Bob Fitchew Member of the Year award are open until the 31st August. This award recognises excellence in the field of physical sciences & engineering in medicine within the ACPSEM QLD Branch. The guidelines for nomination and judging are outlined in the document sent out by Emma Spelleken to the branch.

If you would like to nominate a candidate, please fill out this nomination form. Your nomination can be submitted by emailing Emma Spelleken at emma.spelleken@genesiscare.com.

Annual ACPSEM QLD Symposium 2019

Please see the following event information below for the annual ACPSEM Queensland symposium. We will be hosting keynote and other speakers on the topic of “Radiation Biology and the Bio-effects of Radiation Exposure”. Also a “How to communicate radiation risk” workshop will be held in the afternoon. This workshop is an opportunity for healthcare professionals to discuss radiation risk and what to consider when communicating risk to other staff.
The details are as follows:

When: 13th September 9:30am-4:30pm

Where: Russell Strong Auditorium, Princess Alexandra Hospital

Registration: https://www.acpsem.org.au/events/event/qld-annual-branch-symposium-2019

CPD points available.

PRIMPS 28 TOMORROW!

Don’t forget PRIMPS 28 at Sunshine Coast University Hospital, 

It will be held on Friday 28th January from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Lecture Theatre 02, Sunshine Coast Health Institute (SCHI) (circled in yellow on map).

To register for the event, please visit:

https://www.acpsem.org.au/events/event/qld-branch-event-primps-28

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

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