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Research School of Physics


Weekly newsletter | vol 42 no 38 | 26–30 September 2016


John Howard gives retirement the kiss of approval

The School celebrated John’s official retirement from staff on Thursday. We wish John all the best as he pursues all the things he loves (and I know we’ll still see him around enjoying unfettered research time).  Tim


Congratulations - John Carver Seminar Series


Diversity and Equity Culture Survey

On Monday 19 September we launched the Diversity and Equity Culture Survey for our school. The purpose of this survey is to gather feedback from staff and students on engagement inclusion and diversity. This will help us to both understand and improve our local work environment.

Please note that the survey is sent from “ANU Student Evaluations

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ANU Innovation Symposium

The Symposium is being held on Wednesday 5 October 2016 and is aimed at engaging and empowering students to succeed in the innovation industry.

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Early Career Academic Workshops

Higher Degree Research Student Supervisors


Funding Opportunities

Academic and student funding opportunities.

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Equity and Access

Introduction to the SAGE Athena Swan Pilot

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School Holiday activities at Mount Stromlo

Now the Visitors Centre and Café at Stromlo is open, we’re trialling some kids activities in the school holidays, and we’d love your kids to be test pilots! (You can test drive the café) 

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Founder's Day 2016

Friday 14 October 2016

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School Seminar Program - 29 September

Metamaterials at the intersection of electromagnetics and mechanics - Dr David Powell

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Departmental seminars

Professor David Blair - 29 September

Teaching and Learning Einsteinian Physics in the Age of Gravitational Wave Astronomy
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Professor Rick F. Casten - 4 October
Partial Dynamical Symmetries and Rotation-Vibration Interactions in Deformed Nuclei
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Staff movements

Director's Office
Mr Stewart Hilton (SM) will be on leave 27-30 September 2016. Mr James Irwin will be acting School Manager during this period.

Electronic Materials Engineering (EME)
Prof Hoe Tan will be travelling 21 September - 16 October 2016. Dr Jenny Wong Leung will be acting HoD 21 September - 2 October, followed by A/Prof Patrick Kluth 3-16 October.

Physics Education Centre (PEC)
Prof Joe Hope (DDE) will be on leave 23 September - 21 October 2016. Prof Paul France will be acting DDE during this period.

Plasma Research Laboratory (PRL)
Emeritus Prof John Howard 
will be travelling to the ITER organisation (IO) site in Cadarache France 25 September - 4 October 2016. Prof Howard will be attending the signing of the ANSTO-IO collaboration agreement and reporting progress on the conceptual design of the ANU imaging system for ITER.



Training courses:

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