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Turning Your Passion for Physics Into a Real Job - session two

Date: 18th September 2014
Time: 12:30 PM - 13:30 PM

Location: VCS LT (VCS2.008), South Street Campus

Barend (Barry) Becker will give the second talk in the series.The talk is primarily aimed at students taking a physics and nanoscience major but all interested students and staff are welcome.

Barry joined the Bureau Of Meteorology (BoM) in 1982 as a weather observer and graduate from Murdoch in 1995 with a BSc in Atmospheric Physics. This degree given him a continued career with BoM as a forecaster and during his time with them he has been posted to many remote locations throughout Australia.

In the summers of 2005/06 and 2007/08 Barry was posted to the Antarctic to forecast for the summer science programs especially for aviation support.

2013 saw him posted to Macquarie Island, this time as the Office in Charge of the weather station, and he spent 13 months on the island (March 2013 to April 2014). While at Macquarie Island he kept a blog which you can find at

Contact: Dr Chris Creagh
Phone: 9360 6715