Dear friends and colleagues


The Women in Science (WiSci) Project is pleased to invite you to the 2012 Diana Temple Lecture, an annual lecture in honour of the memory of Dr Diana Temple AM, a former member of the University of Sydney community and an advocate for the role of women in science. 


This year’s lecture, “Transdisciplinary Science Creating New Technologies for Health, Defence and the Environment”, will be presented by Professor Tanya Monro from the University of Adelaide. 


Professor Monro is an ARC Federation Fellow, the Director of the Institute for Photonics & Advanced Sensing and the Director of the Centre of Expertise in Photonics within the School of Chemistry & Physics at the University of Adelaide.  She has been recognised for her work both as a scientist and as a leader of research teams. 


Professor Monro obtained her PhD in physics in 1998 from The University of Sydney, for which she was awarded the Bragg Gold Medal for the best Physics PhD in Australia in that year. In 2000, she received a Royal Society University Research Fellowship at the Optoelectronics Research Centre at the University of Southampton in the UK.  She came to the University of Adelaide in 2005 as inaugural Chair of Photonics. She has published over 400 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings, and has raised over $72M for research.  As well as being active in research and research leadership, she serves on international, national and state committees and boards on matters of science and research policy and science evaluation and assessment.






12pm – 1pm, Wednesday 24 October

New Law School Foyer (map)

The University of Sydney


Please join us after the lecture for a light luncheon on the terrace. 


RSVP: Zinnia Sahukar



The Diana Temple Memorial Lecture is presented by the Women in Science Project and the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney, in conjunction with the Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science (ANZAAS) and the Women in Science Enquiry Network (Wisenet). 







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