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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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