The South African Institute of Physics (SAIP) is pleased to announce the introduction of the SAIP Webinar Series! Our mission is to be the “Voice of Physics” in South Africa and to facilitate this role in Africa. The Webinar Series aims to amplify your world of physics by tunnelling targeted cutting-edge topical conversations and entangle physics with society. Every Friday afternoon, commencing 18 September 2020, between 13h00 and 14h00, physicists and science stakeholders will have an opportunity to present current information and ongoing research on topical issues affecting our daily lives and the scientific enterprise to a wide range of interested parties.

Presenters – Prominent members of our community can be proposed and approached to deliver seminars on topical issues related to physics, science, education, research and socio-economic development through non-specialist talks, specialist talks, panel discussions, among others. Potential presenters can also offer to make presentations on relevant topics.

Participation – The SAIP Webinars are free and open to all! Get your creativity positively charged, harness the thoughts and conversations of colleagues, top researchers and prominent scientists of our generation. Seminars will take place via Zoom and topics will be circulated a week in advance on the SAIP website, through the membership mailing list and Facebook.

Call for Seminar Topics
The SAIP Seminar Series presents a platform to discuss and communicate the immense potential benefits to be derived from physics education and research, and how physics in South Africa can significantly contribute to addressing socio-economic challenges, strategic projects, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  The SAIP seminar series is therefore inviting potential speakers from Physics/Science Stakeholder both in South Africa and Internationally to submit topics in any of the categories below.  The topics can be presented as talks or a panel discussion.
a) Topical issues in Physics and Socio-Economic Development

e.g. COVID19, State of Science Education, Gender, Transformation, Inclusivity and Equality in Physics.

b) Academics and Researchers Topics

Research highlights by researchers or research group.

Promoting research groups and facility capabilities.

Opportunities for students in different areas.

c) Stakeholders Power Talks

Industry and Commerce  – work with physics and industry needs.

Governments and Large Research Facilities  – opportunities, programmes and capabilities

National and International  Physics Research and Development Collaboration and Partnership Opportunities

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