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Weekly newsletter | vol 42 no 14 | 11–15 April 2016

 

Distinguished Lecture - 11 April

Attosecond Ionization Dynamics and Time Delays - Professor Dr Ursula Keller

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Departmental seminars

Dr Elisabetta Matsumoto - 11 April
Pattern Formation in Thin Elastic Films
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Mr Maxim Gorlach - 12 April
Metamaterials and spatial dispersion effects
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April Director's Colloquium

The audience of April's RSPE Directors Colloquium were treated to an eye opening presentation on the Square Kilometer Array by Dr Lisa Harvey-Smith. The SKA will be the world's most powerful radio telescope. Being made up of thousands of radio receivers, Lisa expects the SKA project to revolutionise our understanding of the universe.

 

ARC Future Fellowships

ARC Future Fellowships are now open. If your PhD was conferred between March 2001 and March 2011 you may be eligibilble to apply. Please contact arc.rm@anu.edu.au to notify the College Research Office your intent to apply so we can confirm your eligibility and provide you with support for your application. The internal deadline for complete applications is Monday 18 April.

 

Research Supervision Development

Strictly limited places are available for two sessions for supervisors of research students. These sessions will be run again in Semester 2, so please join the waitlist if full.

 

Women and minorities penalized for promoting workplace diversity – study

From the RSPE Equity and Diversity Committee

Executives did not poorly evaluate white men for ‘diversity-valuing behaviors’ but punished women and minorities for similar practices, survey found.

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Supervisor training course

ANU HDR supervisors have the opportunity to take up the following professional development activities offered by the research training team in the office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Research Training) and you are encouraged to attend if you can.  The professional development being offered is specific to your needs as a supervisor of HDR students. Come along and learn from experienced peers and share your own knowledge of supervision.  This is also an opportunity to build collegial networks across the ANU.

Research on supervision shows that supervisors perform five key roles for their students: keeping the research on track, helping students integrate with their community, challenging student's thinking, acting as a mentor and supporting students emotionally through the PhD journey.  Each session is geared around these key roles and restricted to HDR supervisors only.

Click on the links below to see details of each session and book your place. If you have missed out on the sessions of most interest several of them will be run again in semester two but places are limited. 

 

2016 Dunlap Institute Summer School

Less than 3 weeks to apply to Dunlap Astronomical Instrumentation Summer School

14-19 August 2016 

Introduction to Astronomical Instrumentation

  • Learn basic principles of radio, infrared, optical, x-ray and gamma-ray instrumentation
  • Learn how detectors and spectrographs work
  • Learn in lecture and hands-on laboratory sessions
  • Learn about a career in instrumentation
  • Work with students from around the world
  • Learn from international leaders in the field of astronomical instrumentation
  • Attend a professional development/ mentoring session

Registration Fee: $500 Travel subsidies and registration fee waivers available Application and Travel Subsidy Deadline: 15 April 2016

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Happy Birthday Susie

Very special birthday wishes to RSPE's beloved Susie who celebrated a milestone birthday on the weekend.

 

Applied Maths will be celebrating Prof Barry Ninham's 80th Birthday with morning tea in their level 5 (Cockcroft) tea room at 10.30am on Monday 11 April.  Happy Birthday to Barry from all of us at RSPE!

 

Staff movements

Director's Office 
Prof Tim Senden 
will be on leave 11-25 April 2016 . Acting Director RSPE will be A/Prof James Sullivan 11-18 April and Prof John Howard 19-22 April.

Centre for Plasmas and Fluids (CPF)
A/Prof Matthew Hole will be away from 1-19 April 2016. He will be in Vienna for a meeting of the IAEA and on research at the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy in the UK.

Plasma Research Laboratory (PRL)
Prof John Howard will be away 11-18 April 2016 . A/Prof James Sullivan will be Acting HOD PRL during this period.

 

RSPE Autumn BBQ

Wednesday 27th April 2016, from 12.30pm

Oliphant Link BBQ Area

All RSPE staff, students & visitors welcome!

Cost ~ $10

RSVP and payment to Susie by COB Friday, 22 April 2016

All profits will be donated to Clare Holland House. Clare Holland House is dedicated to helping to enhance palliative care services in the ACT

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OHS

The WEG training room has moved and is located on the lower ground level of building 10B Chancelry.

  1. Enter building via the upstairs Glass Doors (which are not secure)
  2. Then take the stairwell on your left down the stairs
  3. At the bottom of the stairwell turn left

 

 

2016 Dunlap Institute Summer School

Less than 3 weeks to apply to Dunlap Astronomical Instrumentation Summer School

14-19 August 2016 

Introduction to Astronomical Instrumentation

  • Learn basic principles of radio, infrared, optical, x-ray and gamma-ray instrumentation
  • Learn how detectors and spectrographs work
  • Learn in lecture and hands-on laboratory sessions
  • Learn about a career in instrumentation
  • Work with students from around the world
  • Learn from international leaders in the field of astronomical instrumentation
  • Attend a professional development/ mentoring session

Registration Fee: $500 Travel subsidies and registration fee waivers available Application and Travel Subsidy Deadline: 15 April 2016

» read more

 

The United Uranium Scholarship

The United Uranium Trust Fund was established in 1966 for ‘the promotion and encouragement of scientific research and education in the field of atomic energy’. In accordance with the Deed, the United Uranium Scholarship is awarded to ‘promising young scientists’ from any Australian organisation or institution whose research or work is in the field of nuclear energy. The applicant must also be an Australian citizen.

The recipient of the scholarship will receive up to AUS$6,000.  For further informartion please refer the website.

Closing date: 2 May 2016

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