“Nano-magnets” Women in Physics National Lecture Tour | Dr Karen Livesey
Join us for this exciting final event as University of Newcastle’s very own Dr Karen Livesey presents an engaging Public Lecture.
This event is suitable for ages 8+
Date: Wednesday 25 October 2023
Time: 5.30pm arrival for 6pm start, finishing at 7pm
Venue: UoN Q Building, Ground Floor, 16B Honeysuckle Drive, Newcastle, NSW, 2300 (how to get there)
Did you know that tiny magnets, 1000 times thinner than a human hair, are used in cancer treatments, computers and even in self-repairing paints? Theoretical physicist Dr Karen Livesey is designing new nano-sized magnets to address global technological challenges, such as reducing the energy that today’s computers use, and heating inoperable tumours to improve health outcomes.
Dr Karen Livesey was the first in her family to finish high school and went on to study Physics at the University of Western Australia, completing a PhD in 2010. For almost 10 years, she worked at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs reaching the rank of Associate Professor. While the covid-19 pandemic was raging, she moved to Newcastle NSW with her family in 2020. She is currently a Senior Lecturer of Physics at the University of Newcastle, and an Associate Investigator at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Future Low Energy Electronic Technologies. Karen has received research and teaching awards in the United States, Canada, UK and Australia. In 2023-24, she is a Superstar of STEM awarded by Science and Technology Australia.
Light refreshments will be provided upon arrival. Please register so we can cater accordingly.