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Research School of Physics


Weekly newsletter | vol 42 no 36 | 12–16 September 2016


RSPE - ARC CoE 2017 Outcomes

Congratulations to all those awarded and involved with the 2017 ARC CoE round

RSPE was successful with the following:

  • Gravitational Wave Discovery - Prof David McClelland; Prof Susan Scott; Prof Daniel Shaddock; Dr Bram Slagmolen
  • Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies - Dr Elena Ostrovskaya
  • Quantum Computation and Communication Technology - Prof Ping Koy Lam; Dr Ben Buchler; A/Prof Matthew Sellars
  • Engineered Quantum Systems - Prof Daniel Shaddock

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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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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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September RSPE Directors Colloquium

At the September RSPE Directors Colloquium, Prof Michael Fuhrer provided an interesting discussion on the discovery of topological phases of matter and how they can offer a new route to low-energy computation devices. 

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Infrastructure Upgrade Program

Thank you to those who attended the presentation by Mark Roehrs of Hassell Architects last week.  The presentation is now available on the Building Project intranet page. 

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Staff Awards & Scholarships

CMBE/CPMS Excellence in Education Awards



Early Career Academic Workshops

Higher Degree Research Student Supervisors


Funding Opportunities

Academic and student funding opportunities.

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Equity and Access

Don’t be that dude: Handy tips for the male academic

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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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Founder's Day 2016

Friday 14 October 2016

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Departmental seminars

Dr Dennis R. Alexander - 16 September
Femtosecond Laser Surface Processing (FLSP) of Metallic Surfaces And the Formation of New Phases of Matter
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Mr Heyang Li (Thomas) - 16 September
Partially Coherent Lab Based X-ray Micro Computed Tomography (micro-CT)
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Staff movements

Directors Office (DO)
Prof John Close (DDE) will be travelling 2-23 Sept 2016.  Prof Joe Hope will be acting DDE during this period.

Nonlinear Physics Centre (NLPC)
Ms Kathy Hicks is travelling 9-18 September 2016. Ms Gaye Carney will be assisting NLPC during this period.

Nuclear Physics (NP)
Prof Andrew Stuchbery will be attending a conference 10-16 September 2016. Dr Steve Tims will be acting HoD 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.


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

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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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Training courses:

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