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Research School of Physics


Weekly newsletter | vol 42 no 35 | 5–9 September 2016


Director's Colloquium - 6 September

Topological Electronics - Professor Michael S. Fuhrer

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School Forum - Friday 9 September 2016

10-11.30am : RSPE Tea Room
(all welcome)

  1. Welcome
  2. School Executive Items
  3. School Representative Items
  4. Other Business

Morning tea will be provided.



September Early Career Academic Workshops

Higher Degree Research Student Supervisors


Staff Awards & Scholarships

CMBE/CPMS Excellence in Education Awards


Funding Opportunities

Academic and student funding opportunities.

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Equity and Access

Great expectations and harsh reality: Australia's gender equality progress

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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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ANU Open Day

A fabulous day out with two displays in the main sports hall and the college teaching centre. As always we had plenty to see; from the Michelson Interferometer to the Acoustic Guitar.

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Privacy Room

The Research School of Physics and Engineering has a privacy room that is now available for use.

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Departmental seminars

Dr Nikolai Lobanov - 5 September
Electrostatic accelerator and booster linac basics
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Mr Masoud Parvanian - 9 September
How to supply hydrocarbon fuels from sources rather than fossil fuels: AM contribution to the state of the art solar thermal syngas fuel production
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Staff movements

Directors Office (DO)
Prof Tim Senden 
will be unavailable 5-7 Sept 2016. Prof Hoe Tan will be acting Director during this period.

Prof John Close (DDE) will be travelling 2-23 Sept 2016.  Prof Joe Hope will be acting DDE 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.


ANU Innovation Challenge 2016

Innovation is a recurring theme in research and industry, yet is something that is largely missing for ANU undergraduates outside the classroom or research laboratory. The ANU Innovation Challenge is one way ANU students are changing this!

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Launch of the new ANU OK app by PARSA and ANU Security

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New Espresso Machine

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Bike Shed Clean Up

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Training courses:

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Parking update

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