The full program is available online at the Congress' Indico site.

A PDF version of the program also is available.

The program also may be viewed (see "Agenda" in the navigation) at the Congress' Whova website.

Congress attendees may wish to avail themselves of the Whova app, as a handy mobile way of keeping up-to-date with Congress activities. Please see the home page for more details. The following button will take you to the Whova app dowload page:

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Confirmed Plenary Speakers

(Abstracts for the talks, and a short biography, are provided on each speaker's individual page.)

Ania Bleszynski Jayich Ania Bleszynski Jayich
Bob Coecke Bob Coecke
Noah Finkelstein Noah Finkelsetin
Laura Greene Laura Greene
Rana Adhikari Rana Adhikari
Stefan Maier Stefan Maier
Jeremy O'Brien Jeremy O'Brien
Tracy Slatyer Tracy Slatyer
Jirina Stone Jirina Stone
Donna Strickland Donna Strickland<

Confirmed Public Speaker

Tamara Davis Tamara Davis

Focused Sessions

The AIP Congress will cover the broad spectrum of academic and industrial physics activities in Australia with up to 20 streams.
As a part of its Scientific Program, the Meeting will hold a number of Focused Sessions, presented by eminent speakers on cutting-edge research themes.
The schedule for these Focused Sessions is given below:

Title Presenter Affiliation
The culture of Physics and Research Ms Shanette De La Motte University of Adelaide
Metaphotonics and Metasurfaces Dr. Sergey Kruk & Prof. Yuri Kivshar ANU
Unveiling emergent physics of novel functional materials with neutron scattering Dr Dehong Yu ANSTO
Australia’s future in gravitational wave physics and astrophysics Prof. D. McClelland and Prof. M. Bailes ANU, Swinburne
Time Crystals A/Prof. Stephan Rachel University of Melbourne
National vision for nuclear science and applications
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Dr. A. J. Mitchell ANU
Strong interaction dynamics and the pursuit of fundamental symmetries A/ Prof. R. Young University of Adelaide
Quantum Biotechnology Dr. Liam Hall University of Melbourne

"How to write papers" Bootcamp

NOTE: max. 25 participants

This workshop is designed for Early-Career Researchers (ECRs) and Academics to boost their scientific output. It covers strategies and approaches to master the craft of scientific publishing. The material we will cover includes:

  • How to structure the flow of a paper
  • How to write and communicate results effectively
  • How to maximize outputs
  • How to write cover letters
  • How to choose which journal to submit to
  • The DOs and DON'Ts of scientific writing and communication

To attend, add the Paper-writing Bootcamp to your registration for the Congress.

ANZOS Industry Forum

ANZOS Industry Forum is a lunch-break event (Tuesday, December 13th 1230-1400), organised by the Australian and New Zealand Optical Society (ANZOS).

The forum will bring together various stakeholders in the optics and photonics industry across Australia and New Zealand, from photonics company representatives (Alex Stanco from Lastek and Lachlan Rogers from Redback Systems) to academic entrepreneurs (Prof. Cather Simpson, University of Auckland), professional societies (Dr Andrew Brown, SPIE Senior Director) to early-career researchers and HDR students.

The aim of this forum is to share diverse perspectives on the Australian and New Zealand photonics industry and learn the new trends and insights that might be useful for scientists at different career stages to navigate this complex space.

The event is free but requires registration for catering purposes. To attend, add the ANZCOP Industry Forum to your registration for the Congress (under "Workshops", in the registration form).

Physics Education-themed High Tea

The Physics Education-themed High Tea will include a keynote presentation targeting high school teachers, university physics educators, Ph.D. (Phys. Ed) students and other congress delegates. Organised by the Physics in Education Group (PEG), the High Tea will provide an opportunity for stakeholders to discuss the nexus between high school physics teaching and university physics courses.
Registration fee: $30
To attend, add the Physics Education High Tea to your registration for the Congress.

DE-GAP Breakfast

The Diversity and Equity Group in Australian Physics (DE-GAP) will hold a networking session, including a keynote presentation, during a special morning session of the Congress and will include a breakfast.
Registration fee: $30
To attend, add the DE-GAP Breakfast to your registration for the Congress.

Precision and Quantum Sensing Workshop (PQS2022)

The PQS workshop aims to bring together researchers and industry experts to discuss Precision Quantum Sensing applications. Focus areas will include precision magnetometry and defence applications in this space.

The following two events fall under the Army Quantum Technology Roadmap. Further details to appear soon...

Army Quantum Technology Workshop

Monday December 12, 16:00-17:30

Army Quantum Technology Workshop

The second in a regular series of workshops where the Army is seeking to engage directly with the Community in order to communicate its interests and intentions in quantum technology, build collaborative networks and relationships, curate its understanding of the quantum technology landscape, and workshop ideas with the Community about how the Army can gain and retain a quantum advantage.

Army Quantum Next Generation Radar Challenge

Wednesday December 14, 12:30-14:00

Army Quantum Next Generation Radar Challenge

Army’s Quantum Next Generation (QNG) Radar Challenge is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students and early career researchers (within 6 years of higher degree award) associated with Australian institutions, and current Defence personnel or APS members.
2022 Challenge: find the optimal technique for employing quantum sensors in radar.
More details can be found here.

South Australian Science Teachers Association Education Day

Thursday December 15th, 11:00 - 17:30

This is a specially designed Education Day, encompassing university- and high school-level Physics Education. This day has dedicated sessions ideal for Secondary Physics educators.
Registration fee: $110
Please see here for more information at the SASTA website.
Registration is via the main Congress registration - you should select the "Teacher Registration : 1 day" if you will be attending only this event.


December 8: The Congress Handbook is now available for download.
December 5: the Congress' Whova mobile app may be downloaded via the following link: Get Whova Now
December 2: Second Congress bulletin published today; available on the Bulletins page.
November 16: Congress bulletin published today; available on the Bulletins page.
October 26: Discounts on local tours for Congress delegates; for more details, please see the home page.
October 17: The Congress program is available both online (via Indico) and as a PDF; links are on the Program page.
October 13: Please see the home page for comments on recent spam activity.
September 16: Early-bird registration extended to Friday October 14th.
July 29: Abstract submissions closed. Close to 800 submissions received. Authors to be notified of outcomes once the reviewing process is completed in early September.


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