Friday 19th, February, 2021 – A Virtual Conference
Call for Presenters
Vicphysics is inviting teachers to offer a workshop at next year’s conference.
The 2021 VCE Physics Teachers’ conference will be an online event, which creates exciting opportunities to include a broader range of participants and presenters.
The online format allows for i) prerecorded presentations with or without a live Q&A at the end, ii) live presentations, iii) use of breakout facilities or any other mode you might propose.
We encourage you to take this opportunity to share aspects of your practice.
To offer a workshop, please enter the details here
The online format has its limitations, but it also presents opportunities. The host for the conference will be Monash Tech School, so we will have access studios and lecture spaces, so if you want room to show demonstrations, etc that can be arranged. But the format will also allow panel discussions, small group discussions as well as the traditional styles.
Keynote address – Telling the future: The latest advances in climate modelling
<strong>Speaker:<s/trong> Prof Todd Lane, Professor in atmospheric science at The University of Melbourne and the Deputy Director of the Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes.
<strong>Abstract: </strong>Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing future generations, with the promise of increasing temperature and changes to our extreme weather. Predictions of future climate come from climate models, which are complex computational models based on the fundamental laws of physics. In this talk I will cover the basics of climate modelling and how climate models will improve in the future. I will also explain how some aspects of model predictions of future climate are uncertain, but how we use our physical understanding to supplement those uncertainties.
<strong>Bio:</strong> Todd is the former President of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society. He completed his PhD at Monash University, held research scientist positions at the U.S. National Center for Atmospheric Research, and then commenced an academic position at The University of Melbourne where he has been since 2005. His research spans a range of topics in climate science, including extreme rainfall, bushfire weather, thunderstorms, and atmospheric modelling.