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January 2018


International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology


29 January–2 February 2018
University of Wollongong, NSW

The 2018 International Conference On Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICONN 2018), hosted by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES), will bring together Australian and International communities (students, scientists, engineers and stakeholders from academia, government laboratories, industry and other organisations) working in the field of nanoscale science and technology to discuss new and exciting advances in the field. ICONN will cover nanostructure growth, synthesis, fabrication, characterization, device design, theory, modeling, testing, applications, commercialisation, and health and safety aspects of nanotechnology. The five-day conference will feature plenary talks followed by technical symposia (parallel sessions) consisting of invited talks, oral and poster presentations. Two Nobel Prize winners have been confirmed as plenary speakers for this event—Sir Fraser Stoddart and Professor Ada Yonarth.

The event will include a joint showcase with six ARC Centres of Excellence:

  • ARC Centre of Excellence for Elecromaterials Science
  • ARC Centre of Excellence in Convergent Bio-Nano Science and Technology
  • ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics
  • ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science
  • ARC Centre of Excellence in Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies
  • ARC Centre of Excellence for Ultrahigh bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems.

For more information, visit the ICONN 2018 website.




Sonnglines: tracking the Seven Sisters

 Songline: Tracking the Seven Sisters 



15 September 2017 to 25 February 2018 | National Museum of Australia, Temporary Gallery | Costs apply

Take a journey across the Australian desert in this Aboriginal-led exhibition about the epic Seven Sisters Dreaming. See stunning artworks, immerse yourself in our state-of-the-art digital dome and visit our vibrant art centre.

Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters is a journey along the Ancestral routes of the Seven Sisters as they flee across deserts, pursued relentlessly by a sorcerer. Stories originally performed on country are being shared in new ways, with artworks becoming portals to the deserts of the Martu, the Ngaanyatjarra and the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara peoples.  

Please visit the Nation Museum of Australia website for more information or to purchase tickets.  


Image: Travelling Kungkarangkalpa in the digital dome. Photos: Sarah Kenderdine, Peter Morse and Paul Bourke. Seven Sisters rock art with permission of Walinynga (Cave Hill) traditional owners.