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Women in Physics Public Lecture

August 7, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The School of Physics and the Australian Institute of Physics will be hosting the annual Women in Physics visit on Tuesday 7 August. 

Guest Speaker

The guest speaker is Dr Ceri Brenner.  Dr Brenner studied physics at Oxford University before completing a PhD in laser-solid interaction physics with the University of Strathclyde while based at the CLF. Her PhD project was funded by the LIBRA consortium studying laser-driven ion acceleration for applications. She has since become a physics-engineering-business hybrid with a passion for developing laser-accelerator technology that tackles grand challenges. She specialises in using petawatt-class lasers to generate bright flashes of ions, x-rays and neutrons and is pursuing the development of applications of this technology such as non-destructive imaging and inspection in the nuclear, aerospace, security and medical sectors or mimicking space radiation for space technology component testing.

She is a senior application development scientist for high power lasers and has a joint appointment between STFC’s Business and Development Directorate at the CLF. Ceri was awarded the 2017 Institute of Physics Clifford-Paterson medal for the application of physics in an industrial context.  Further information can be found at http://www.drceribrenner.co.uk/    Ceri has been chosen by the Australian Institute of Physics in recognition of her contribution to physics and her passion for science education and communication.

Dr Brenner will present a free public lecture at the Science Space (Squires Way, Fairy Meadow) from 6.30pm. Bookings are essential, as numbers are limited; please register your attendance via Eventbrite