2019 Dr Trevor Pearcey Centenary Celebration

Dr Trevor Pearcey with CSIRAC in 1952Dr Trevor Pearcey with CSIRAC in 1952The Pearcey Foundation is proud to announce a special Centenary Celebration on Tuesday 5 March 2019 at University of Sydney. The event will commemorate Dr Trevor Pearcey and his work. It is expected that over 250 scientific, academic and industry leaders will join the Celebration from 3pm-7pm at the Sydney Nanoscience Hub, located within The University of Sydney Nano Institute.

With the Institute's Director Prof Ben Eggleton hosting the Centenary Celebration, this event will recognise Dr Pearcey's seminal contributions to the modern computing era and to science more broadly. A key component of Dr Pearcey's legacy is his role in asserting Australia's ability to act as a major player on a global tech stage. The event will recognises a true pioneer and an icon for past, present and future Australian technology leaders.

The Centenary Celebration program will feature eminent speakers exploring three of Dr Pearcey's prime areas of interest:

  • Computing (with a focus on quantum computing);
  • Astronomy and Radio Physics (where CSIRAC began within CSIRO), and;
  • Nanoscience with some focus on optics, an area in which Trevor Pearcey had a particular interest.

Speakers include:

  • Prof Hugh Durrant-Whyte - Chief Scientist, NSW
  • Prof Ben Eggleton - Director, University of Sydney Nano Institute
  • Dr Sarah Pearce - Dep Director, Astronomy & Space Science CSIRO
  • David Reilly - Principal Researcher and Director of Microsoft Station Q, Sydney
  • Prof Michelle Simmons - UNSW Scientia Professor

To continue to honour this Australian ICT icon, we are also planning further celebrations throughout the year. This will include a Melbourne event to be held later in 2019 - showcasing contemporary, cutting-edge ICT research with reference to Dr. Pearcey's scientific achievements and his contribution to ICT education.

For more information, please see http://pearceycentenary.org.au.