National Committee for Physics

Learn more about the review of the physics decadal plan

The National Committee for Physics (NCP) aims to foster physics in Australia, to link the Academy to Australian physicists and relevant scientific societies, and to serve as a link between Australian and overseas physicists, primarily through the International Union for Pure and Applied Physics and the International Commission for Optics.

The NCP launched the Physics decadal plan 2012–2021: building on excellence in physics on 6 December 2012, presenting the Australian physics community’s strategic vision for the 10 years from 2012 to 2021. The plan for the future of physics was jointly created by the Academy, the Australian Institute of Physics, the Australian Research Council and the physics community. From 2012, the focus of the NCP will be to drive the promotion and implementation of the decadal plan in consultation with the Academy. The NCP will lead a mid-term review of the plan.


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Professor Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop
Emeritus Professor Hans Albert Bachor
Observer (Past Chair)
Professor Nicole Bell
Ex-officio (AIP Vice President)
Dr Jodie Bradby
Professor Deborah Kane
Professor Andre Luiten
Professor Ian McArthur
Observer (Past Chair)
Stuart Midgley
Dr Shermiyah Rienecker
EMCR Member
Professor Sven Rogge
Ex-officio (AIP President)
Dr Stas Shabala
A/Professor Phillip Urquijo
EMCR Member
Dr Margaret Wegener
Deputy Chair

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