Program
The Celebration will honour Dr Trevor Pearcey's contribution to Australian science by exploring his prime interests - acknowledging how Australian pioneers have contributed to the growth in these areas and tapping into what the future may hold.
Program draft
3:00pm
Registration & Afternoon Tea
 
Video Presentation: Australian ICT Pioneers - Directed by Karl von Moller
MC: Jo Burston - Founder and Managing Director, Job Capital
3:30pm
Welcome
Prof Ben Eggleton
Director of the University of Sydney Nano Institute (Sydney Nano), School of Physics, University of Sydney
Wayne Fitzsimmons OAM
Chairman, The Pearcey Foundation Inc.
3:35pm
Why Science Matters
Prof Hugh Durrant-Whyte
New South Wales Chief Scientist & Engineer
 
 
 
3:40pm
Pearcey: The Man and the Innovation
Barbara Ainsworth
Pearcey Biographer & Curator; Monash Museum of Computing History
3:55pm
The Square Kilometre Array: astronomy's next great computing challenge
Dr Sarah Pearce
Deputy Director, CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science (CASS). Leader, CASS, Space Research Programme
 
Hunting Galaxies
Dr Baerbel Koribalski
OCE Science Leader, CSIRO
4:30pm
Towards a Universal Quantum Computer
Prof Andrew Dzurak
Director, ANFF-NSW, Australian National Fabrication Facility & Chief Investigator, ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology, UNSW
 
Quantum computers will require a revolution in classical computing
Prof David Reilly
Director of Microsoft Quantum, Sydney; Chief Investigator in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQuS), School of Physics, University of Sydney
5:05pm
Photonics in the new information age: faster, smaller and greener
Prof Ben Eggleton
Director of the University of Sydney Nano Institute (Sydney Nano), School of Physics, University of Sydney
 
The frontiers of artificial intelligence and machine learning
Dr Lamiae Azizi

Deputy Champion for the Sydney Nano Grand challenge: "Next generation Materials Discovery", School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Sydney

5:40pm
Pearcey the Visionary
Dr Dave Williams
Executive Director, CSIRO

5:45pm

Networking drinks & canapes
 
7:00pm
End
 
Please note: this program is subject to change
Contacts

Slatterys has been engaged to manage and oversee all aspects of the Celebration. If you have any questions about the event, or would like your organisation to be involved, feel free to email hello@pearceycentenary.org.au or contact any of the friendly Slatterys team on 03 9663 3093.

Event Details
The Dr Trevor Pearcey Centenary Celebration

Tuesday 5 March 2019
3:00pm - 7:00pm

The Sydney Nanoscience Hub
The University of Sydney Nano Institute

There is no cost to attend.
RSVP at www.pearceycentenary.org.au