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Event Horizon

Research School of Physics


Weekly newsletter | vol 42 no 33 | 22–26 August 2016


The 2016 AIP Women in Physics Lecture Tour - 22 August

The Standard Model of elementary particle physics: how well do we understand the Universe? - Dr Catalina Curceanu

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Staff Awards & Scholarships

2016 ANU Staff Excellence Awards

CMBE/CPMS Excellence in Education Awards

Professional Staff Scholarship Scheme and Endowment Fund


Funding Opportunities

Academic and student funding opportunities.

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Colleges of Science Gender Equity Seminar

9th HOPE meeting with Nobel Laureates

September Early Career Academic Workshops

Higher Degree Research Student Supervisors


Equity and Access

How men and women can help reduce gender bias in the workplace

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John Carver Seminar Series 2016

Nominations are being called for the John Carver Seminar Series 2016. This is a fantastic annual competition that enables our students to showcase their research to the fellow students.

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PEC Planning Day: Thursday 15 September 2016

The Physics Education Centre (PEC) will be holding its annual Planning Day on Thursday 15 September up at Mt Stromlo (9am to 5pm).  This is a day for the entire School to engage around our teaching program. So famous is this annual event that other Schools send representatives!

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Departmental seminars

Dr Gavin Young - 2 September
Evolutionary significance of the giant fossil fish Edenopteron from the NSW south coast
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Staff movements

Electronic Materials Engineering (EME)
Ms Julie Arnold 
will be on leave 18 August - 2 September 2016. Ms Gaye Carney will be acting DA EME on a part-time basis during this period.

Plasma Research Laboratory (PRL)
A/Prof James Sullivan is travelling 26 August - 14 September 2016. Dr Cormac Corr will be acting HoD during this period.


Winter Car Park Programme - Progress update

Thank you all for your patience during this carpark upgrade programme, you will appreciate that the extreme wet weather has not been favourable to the programme of works.

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New Espresso Machine

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Bike Shed Clean Up

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RSPCA Cupcake Day

Thanks to the generosity of staff and students $463.45 was raised for the RSPCA.

Please show your continuted support of this worthy charity

Donations of Pet food and supplies will continue to be accepted during the month of August.


Science in ACTion

Held 12-13 August at the Kingston bus depot markets. An amazing experience as at least 4,000 school students and members of the public attended. RSPE had two stands, featuring the Michelson Interferometer and a ripple tank to link into the discovery of Gravitational Waves, and 80 Edison Robots roaming the lower levels of the building.

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