VicPhys/STAV Conference 2020

Friday 14th, February, 2020 at La Trobe University, Bundoora with a Saturday program

Program Description, Conference Opening, Conference Proceedings

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Program Description

The Program included:

  • An opening address on Light and Shade: revolutionising medical imaging by exploring the wave nature of light by Dr Kaye Morgan, Monash University
  • A Real World Physics Forum: Tequila and a microwave oven - how to grow a diamond and apply physics in the real world by Dr Alaistair Stacey, RMIT
  • Four sessions of workshops including a review of the 2019 Physics Exam by Andrew Hansen, the Chief Assessor, which is one of fifteen repeated workshops.
  • Extensive display of texts and equipment.
  • A Saturday program of excursion tasters and a two hour medical physics in-service at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. You select one or more to attend. See details below.

Saturday Program

9:00am Synchrotron Taster: 800 Blackburn Rd, Clayton. A 60 min presentation. See map below for directions. The following documents will be useful, particularly the safety rules in regard to footwear.

9:00am. Victorian Space Science Education Centre: 400 Pascoe Vale Rd, Strathmore. Ph 9379 3456. A 90 minute presentation.

11:30am Medical Physics In-Service Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre: 305 Grattan St, Melbourne. A two hour in-service including a tour of the facilities.

Conference Opening

The opening to the conference included a rolling powerpoint of events and activities for students and teachers organised by the Vicphysics Teachers' Network. The events and activities include:

Conference Handout

Conference Proceedings



Some presenters supplied a file of material, listed here. Others, a link to a website.

For the D7 workshop 'Practical Activities for Teaching U3 AOS 1 Fields', Dr Barbara McKinnon, Kew High School, has provided 10 files which can be found in the Electric Fields webpage on the site.