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NYSF 2017 Session A: This is CERN calling – come in Canberra

January 13, 2017 2:31 pm Published by

One of the unique experiences of the NYSF program is a live video conference with Dr Rolf Landua, the head of the CERN education outreach group. The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), is a research organisation that employs 13,000 scientists, engineers and IT specialists. They also operate the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Geneva,… Read more

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NYSF 2017 Session A: Speed Date A Scientist

January 12, 2017 5:18 pm Published by

Speed Date A Scientist is an annual event at the NYSF that allows small groups of students sit and chat with many a variety of scientists from various disciplines and backgrounds. The turnout of scientists willing to be interrogated by the NYSF 2017 Session A cohort was phenomenal, resulting in an average of one scientist per group… Read more

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NYSF 2017 Session A: Human Centred Computing

January 12, 2017 3:22 pm Published by

In Session A, NYSF 2017 participants ventured over to the Research School of Computer Science at ANU for a workshop and presentation on Human Centred Computing. Human Centred Computing (HCC) is based around optimizing computing for people. It is concerned with the function of the computer just as much as it is concerned with ergonomics and the… Read more

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ANU Mathematical Sciences Institute: Gravity, String, and Infinity

January 9, 2017 8:32 pm Published by

Students in the Lovelace interest group for NYSF 2017 Session A were treated to a captivating mathematics lecture, presented by three members of the Mathematical Sciences Institute at the Australian National University. The first presenter, Chaitanya (Chenni) Oehmigara is a PhD student at the ANU. Chenni is a computational mathematician, she is currently working on modelling gravitational… Read more

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Session A students visit ANU biology and medicine teaching laboratories

January 9, 2017 8:16 am Published by

NYSF 2017 students in the Session A health and medical sciences interest groups had an eventful series of lab visits last week. On Thursday, the students participated in a hands-on laboratory demonstration run by Dr Andras Keszei, the first year coordinator for biology at the Australian National University. Andras has been involved with the NYSF… Read more

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NYSF 2015 alumni assisting on NYSF 2017 science visits at ANU Physics

January 8, 2017 4:55 pm Published by

Matthew Goh attended the NYSF in 2015 and was awarded the Love scholarship to study at the Australian National University in 2016, where he is currently enrolled in the PhB Science program. Matt was one of two Australian students chosen to represent Australia at the 2016 International Science Summer Institute, held at the Weizmann Institute… Read more

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NYSF 2017: Chemistry at ANU

January 7, 2017 10:00 pm Published by

Did you know that the level of vitamin C legally defines the difference between a fruit drink and a fruit juice? Well you do now. The purpose of this definition is to prevent manufactures from watering down their juices, and that’s what some of our students investigated first NYSF lab visit at the Research School… Read more

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NYSF Veteran at the ANU: Dr Greg Lane

January 7, 2017 4:25 pm Published by

You could call Dr Greg Lane a veteran of the NYSF; he attended the National Science Summer School in 1986 and has been involved extensively with the NYSF during his time as an academic at The Australian National University (ANU). Greg is a researcher at the ANU Department of Nuclear Physics, a senior fellow of… Read more

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NYSF 2017 Session A: Opening Ceremony

January 6, 2017 8:43 pm Published by

On Wednesday, the participants in NYSF 2017 Session A were off to the Australian Parliament House for the official Opening Ceremony. After the “compulsory” group selfies outside of Parliament House and a wait in the queue for the security check, they found themselves inside the Main Committee Room for a series of talks. The Ceremony… Read more

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NYSF 2017 Session A: Welcome lecture

January 4, 2017 9:01 pm Published by

What better way to kick off the NYSF 2017 than with a visit to the Australian Academy of Science – in particular, the iconic Shine Dome itself. Students were off to an early start for the annual photoshoot outside of the Dome. We then ventured inside to be welcomed by the CEO of the Australian Academy… Read more

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