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Thursday 1 Dec 2022
8.30am to 3.30pm AEDT


CSIRO Lindfield, Lehany Theatre
36 Bradfield Road, Lindfield NSW

CSIRO partners with the Australian Institute of Physics (AIP) partners in an annual "Physics in Industry Day" to explore and promote the role of physics in industry and the community.

In 2022, our topic will explore how Australia can exploit the potential of quantum technology to establish a national industry as described in CSIRO’s quantum roadmap “Growing Australia’s Quantum Technology Industry” (Growing Australia's Quantum Technology Industry - CSIRO).


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Dates and Times

Event date: Dec 2022

Thursday 1 Dec 2022

CSIRO Lindfield, Lehany Theatre

8.30am to 3.30pm AEDT

36 Bradfield Road, Lindfield NSW

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Scott Martin

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History of the AIP Physics in Industry Day

The annual Physics in Industry Days has been an initiative to bring together researchers, industry, service providers, decision makers, educators and the general public to connect and learn around a chosen topic - either an industry sector or an area of science with significant industrial or national impact in the future. It is intended to be an informal gathering with interesting and informative speakers pitched at a level to engage with an informed general audience. Hosted at CSIRO at Lindfield, the program for the day builds in time to network as well as engage in a site tour to experience first-hand some of the research and development conducted on site by CSIRO, the National Measurement Institute (NMI) or on of the high-tech companies co-located at the Lindfield Collaboration Hub.

Previous topics have been:

  • 2007 Powering Australian Industry
  • 2008 Nanotechnology
  • 2009 Medical Physics Showcase
  • 2010 The Future of Urban Transport
  • 2011 Innovation in Packaging
  • 2012 Telecommunications
  • 2013 The Future of Aerospace
  • 2014 Physics of the Mind
  • 2016 The Lindfield Collaboration Hub
  • 2017 Return on Invention
  • 2018 Space, Aerospace & Defence
  • 2019 Solving Global Challenges

AIP | Australian Institute of Physics |



Arrival, registration, refreshments


Welcome & Keynote


Quantum for non-physicists
Associate Professor Chris Ferrie (UTS) - quantum physicist, renowned author and science educator will describe the fundamentals of quantum physics in ways that can be understood by non-physicists. Building a quantum industry requires many diverse skills and experience - many of whom may feel unsure about what quantum actually is (many quantum physicists also feel this way, incidentally!). This session will help a general audience achieve a better understanding of what is so special and weird about quantum physics


Building a Quantum Industry
Our second session of the day will consider the challenges and opportunities to achieve the workforce and revenue forecasts in the recently updated 2020 CSIRO report Growing Australia’s Quantum Technology Industry. Aspects such as infrastructure, partnership, capital and ecosystem development will be covered by a range of speakers from industry and research - to begin to identify steps we need to take to establish a vibrant quantum industry in Australia


The lunch break will provide time for attendees to participate in one of a range of Lindfield site facility tours


Quantum Workforce - Diverse from Day 1
The prospect of a new industry brings with it the opportunity to design a workforce with diversity and inclusion at its core. Our discussion will bring together founders of Quantum Women, the Sydney Quantum Academy, early career researchers and CSIRO


Conclude & afternoon tea