Institute of Advanced Studies

Postgraduate Masterclasses


The IAS Masterclass provides an opportunity for postgraduate students and early career researchers to meet and discuss their research with a distinguished scholar who is visiting UWA.

Participants will present short papers within the framework of the stated topic, which will then be opened for discussion by the group. Places are available for those who wish to attend and participate in the discussion, but do not wish to give a paper.

IAS Masterclasses are cross-disciplinary and submissions are welcome across all relevant disciplines. Interested postgraduate students, early career researchers and academics from all Perth universities are invited to attend, as well as those working in relevant fields.

Masterclasses are free, lunch is provided, and registration is essential. To register, select the masterclass listed below that you wish to attend.

Masterclasses in 2015

Date  Topic Speaker
5 Oct  Venus, Earth’s sister planet: techniques for accessing and interpreting Venus’ rich geologic record  Vicki Hansen, McKnight Presidential Professor of Earth & Planetary Science, University of Minnesota, Duluth and 2015 UWA Gledden Visiting Fellow
9 Oct  Three topics in computer vision and pattern recognition   Robert Fisher, Dean of Research, Science and Engineering, University of Edinburgh and 2015 IAS Distinguished Visiting Fellow
12 Oct Communicating with Chaos: Communication Modelling Using Chaotic Transmission: Statistical and Dynamical Aspects and a Synchronized Laser Application  Tony Lawrance, Department of Statistics, University of Warwick and 2015 IAS Short Stay Visiting Fellow 
16 Oct  Day of Ideas - Reviving the Flaneur  
20 Oct Dating and Tracing the History of Ore Formation Anne-Sylvie André-Mayer, Professor in Economic Geology, deputy director of GeoRessources laboratory, Université de Lorraine, and 2015 UWA Gledden Visiting Fellow
21 Oct Ultra-efficient solar cells: thermodynamics, optics and solid-state physics Jeffrey M. Gordon, Professor, Department of Solar Energy & Environmental Physics, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and 2015 Gledden Visiting Fellow
22 Oct The Role of Asian Art Collections in Australian Cultural Institutions James Bennett, Curator of Asian Art, Art Gallery of South Australia and co-curator of Treasure Ships: Art in the Age of Spices
26 Oct Land rights, the rights of indigenous peoples and transnational litigation in Cambodia Benjamin Rutledge, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Cambodia and 2015 IAS Short Stay Visiting Fellow