PhysChem24 & Hush Symposium (PYD1596)

Starts:  Jul 1, 2024 09:00 (ET)
Ends:  Jul 4, 2024 18:00 (ET)
Associated with  Physical Chemistry Division


Please note, this page is for full registration of PhysChem24 + Hush Symposium.

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Download the conference schedule here.


This conference brings together the Australian and New Zealand Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Community, showcasing the latest research with national speakers as well as industry exhibitors.

The 2024 conference will be held in conjunction with a symposium in honour of Prof. Noel Hush, Foundation Professor of Theoretical Chemistry at the University of Sydney. Prof. Hush was one of the most eminent chemists Australia has ever produced and influenced generations of Australian researchers over a career spanning 8 decades.

The Hush Symposium is an opportunity to celebrate and recognise Prof. Hush’s research and community activities, their ongoing impact and the diversity of inspired modern achievements.

This special event will take place on Thursday, 4th July 2024, at the University of Sydney.

The Division meetings of RACI Physical Chemistry and Chemical Education are planned for Monday, 1 July to Wednesday, 3 July 2024, immediately preceding this symposium.


Speakers Include

Dr Cathy Foley - Chief Scientist of Australia (public lecture)

Professor Debra Bernhardt - The University of Queensland

Dr Tom Oliver - University of Bristol

Professor Steven Boxer - Stanford University


Event Highlights

Symposium: A series of enlightening and entertaining talks and discussions about developments in theoretical chemistry over the last 70 years and commemorating Professor Hush's contributions to the scientific community.

Collaborative Activity: "Preserving Noel's Legacy" – Considering the discussions held throughout the day and their personal insights, we encourage participants to engage actively by sharing contributions, developments and influence that hold significance for individuals, along with photos and cherished memories. We aim to compile these contributions into a publication to honour Professor Hush.

Formal Dinner: An evening of camaraderie and reflection. As we embark on this journey to celebrate Professor Hush's profound impact on science and our community, we ask you to please save the date and distribute to your networks.



Monday 1 July: Physical Chemistry all day
Tuesday 2 July: Physical Chemistry all day + Poster Session
Wednesday 3 July: Physical Chemistry to lunch + free afternoon + conference dinner
Thursday 4 July: Hush Symposium + public lecture (+ separately organised dinner)



Abstract Information

Submissions now closed.

There are 4 presentation types available:

  • Contributed talk (full length research talk)

  • Contributed talk — Hush Symposium

  • Hot topic talk (shorter research talk)

  • Poster

Abstracts are to be submitted by email and an abstract template is provided here. Please indicate in your email which presentation types you wish to be considered for. Note that contributed talks will also be considered for hot topics and hot topics also considered for posters. Please also indicate if you wish to be considered for a presentation slot during the Hush Symposium. We will request that Hush Symposium presentations spend some time (~5 mins) reflecting on the pivotal, historical scientific accomplishment that enabled the presenter’s work, followed by an original research presentation on the state-of-the-art (bonus points if it relates to Prof. Hush’s contribution).


Event Organising Committee

Christopher Hansen (University of New South Wales): Conference Co-Chair

Scott Kable (University of New South Wales): Conference Co-Chair

Meredith Jordan (University of Sydney): Conference Co-Chair

Jeffrey Reimers (Univ. of Technology, Sydney): Hush Symposium Organiser

Alison Rodger (Australian National University): Hush Symposium Organiser


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Event Terms & Conditions

Cancellation Policy A applies to this event. For full details, view our Cancellation Policy. By registering for this event, you agree to, and will be bound by, the RACI Event Terms and Conditions and Event Code of Conduct.


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University Of Sydney
Parramatta Road
Camperdown, NSW 2050

Pricing Information

Registration Early Bird Regular
Student Member $450.00 $550.00
Post Graduate Student Member $450.00 $550.00
Member $680.00 $780.00
Non-Member $980.00 $1,080.00
Sponsor/Exhibitor Based on sponsorship package Based on sponsorship package
Staff Managed Access As required As required
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