Harvard Club of Australia
54th Annual General Meeting and Dinner
Australia Address by Nobel Laureate, Harvard Alumni and Vice Chancellor of the ANU
Professor Brian Schmidt AC
Date: Wednesday 7 September 2016
Time: 6.00pm - 10.00pm
Venue: Deutsche Bank, level 16, 126 Phillip Street, Sydney
Price: $130pp for 2 course dinner and drinks
Dress: Lounge Suit
Professor Brian P. Schmidt AC FAA FRS
Professor Brian P. Schmidt was appointed Vice-Chancellor of ANU in January 2016. The Vice-Chancellor is the President and Chief Executive Officer of ANU. The Vice-Chancellor guides strategy and day-to-day leadership for the University and is also a member of the Council.
Professor Schmidt is the 12th Vice-Chancellor of The Australian National University (ANU). Winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics, Professor Schmidt was an astrophysicist at the ANU Mount Stromlo Observatory and Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics before becoming Vice-Chancellor.
Professor Schmidt received undergraduate degrees in Astronomy and Physics from the University of Arizona in 1989, and completed his Astronomy Master's degree (1992) and PhD (1993) from Harvard University. Under his leadership, in 1998, the High-Z Supernova Search team made the startling discovery that the expansion rate of the Universe is accelerating. Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, The United States Academy of Science, and the Royal Society, he was made a Companion of the Order of Australia in 2013.