Australian Institute of Physics
South Australian Branch
presented by theAustralian Institute of Physics (SA branch)
in conjunction with theWomen-In-Physics Group
The Claire Corani Memorial Lecture
being the South Australian lecture in the
2005 AIP Women-in-Physics Lecture Tour
at7:30 pm on Thursday February 17th 2005
inUnion Hall at the University of Adelaide
"The Mystery of the
byProfessor Helen Quinn
President of the American Physical Society in 2004, recipient of the Dirac medal in 2000 (a recognition of top physics contributions awarded by the International Center for Theoretical Physics), and author of some papers ranking among the most cited in her field, Helen also has a passion for education and for explanations.
Helen Quinn was born in Australia. She attended primary and high school in Victoria and started her undergraduate studies at the University of Melbourne before transferring to Stanford University. She received her Ph.D. from Stanford in 1967 and then held a postdoctoral position at the German Synchrotron Laboratory in Hamburg, Germany. She next spent seven years at Harvard University before returning to Stanford where she is now a Professor of Physics at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center.
The Claire Corani awards and the Bronze Bragg Medal and certificates will be presented during the meeting.
Prof. Helen Quinn presents the Bronze Bragg medal, for the best student in the 2004 year-12 Physics exam, to Emily Victoria Cooper.
Prof. Helen Quinn presents the Claire Corani award for the best second-year female Physics student in 2004 at the University of Adelaide to Julie Barnes.
Prof. Helen Quinn presents the Claire Corani award for the best second-year female Physics student in 2004 at Flinders University to Jessica Francis-Staite.