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Physics Symposium in Honour of Joe Trodahl’s 80th birthday

Jan 27, 2022 - 9:30 am
Jan 29, 2022 - 1.00pm
Rutherford Hotel
27 Nile Street
Nelson 7010
South Island

Event details

We invite you to join us for a lively program of physics across a wide range of topics, presented in our poster and oral sessions. We are especially looking forward to give students and early career researchers the currently rare opportunity to present their research in person. 

This symposium will both showcase some of the most recent advances in physics and celebrate the life’s work of Professor Joe Trodahl. Joe has dedicated his career to many different aspects of physics, including astronomy, sea ice research, superconductors, optics and magnetism, and continues to be an outstanding scientist as well as mentor to his students and postdocs. For this symposium we will create an atmosphere of what Joe enjoys most: scientific discussions and a social get-together of scientists connected to his past or current interests, and inspire future collaborations among our research community. 

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Symposium topics

Emergent phenomena in solid state systems
Topological systems
Novel spintronics and superconducting devices
Physics in the Antarctica

Keynote speakers

Professor Piers Coleman of Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA
Professor Michael Fuhrer of Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Professor Jared Cole of Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Australia

Key dates

Abstracts close: 1 November 2021
Notification of acceptance: by 15 November 2021
Registrations: by 1 December 2021


Thursday 27 January, 9.30 am: Symposium starts
Friday 28 January, 7.00pm: Conference dinner
Saturday 29 January, 12.30 pm: Closing


We are holding a limited number of rooms at the Symposium venue:

Rutherford Hotel 27 Nile Street, Nelson 7010
$205.00 per room per night, refer to block code #654700
Please book your hotel room by email, phone or in person, as the hotel website does not accept the block code for discount.

A range of other accommodation options is also available within walking distance to the conference venue.


Abstract submission is available for both oral and poster presentations.

Abstracts must fit onto one (1) page only, including all text, tables, figures and references.
Please name your abstract file with the naming convention: PSJT_abstract _Surname (e.g. PSJT_abstract_Anton) 
The abstract template is downloadable here

Please submit your abstract using the template to: with "Abstract submission” and your file name in the subject line, e.g. Abstract Submission PSJT_abstract_Anton


Registration is free and includes morning and afternoon tea

Due to limited capacity of the venue, we will confirm your attendance after your registration
Register here

Thanks to our Organising Committee and Sponsor

Organising Committee based at Victoria University of Wellington 
Eva Anton, Chair
Bob Buckley
Michele Governale
Simon Granville
Franck Natali
Ben Ruck

Please contact for further information or assistance

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