Focused Sessions

The AIP Summer Meeting will cover the broad spectrum of academic and industrial physics activities in Australia with 11 streams. As a part of its Scientific Program, the Summer Meeting will hold a number of Focused Sessions consisting of 3-5 invited talks by eminent speakers on cutting-edge research themes (1.5 – 2 hours per session). We call for proposals for such Focused Sessions.

The Focused Sessions should highlight emerging physics research topics that are gaining importance and are of high interest to the Australian physics community. Focus Sessions encompass a wide range of topics and may either involve a specific emerging field or cover several fields that are relevant to a common theme. Examples could include topics like:

  • 2D Twisted Heterostructures
  • Topological Transistors
  • Tutorial Session: Machine Learning for Biophysics
  • Metamaterials
  • Innovative Approaches to Online Learning
  • Australian Space-related Initiatives

Focused Session Proposal Submission: If you are interested in submitting a Focused Session proposal, please complete the form below and submit your proposal by Monday, 21 June 2021. Your proposal will be reviewed by the Local Organising Committee and the outcome will be announced by 05 July 2021.


    Our parallel sessions are typically 1.5 hours or 2.0 hours in length. Choose the one that suits the focused session proposed the best.

    Session Length*
    1.5 hours2.0 hours

    Summary of the significance of the topic and its relevance to the Australian physics community (max 300 words).

    Suggested invited/keynote speakers (incl. name, affiliation and contact information).

    A short description of how the session helps to promote diversity and equity (e.g. gender balance, career stage)

    Please nominate one more more suitable Chairs for the session (self-nominations are encouraged but not essential).