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Research School of Physics


Weekly newsletter | vol 42 no 43 | 7–11 November 2016


Congratulations - ARC Success

November 2016 ARC Major Grants Announcement

The 2016 ARC Major Grants were announced on Tuesday 1 November.  Congratulations to all successful RSPE recipients. 

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School Forum - Friday 11 November 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.


Staff Awards & Scholarships

2017 Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Excellence in Education

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HDR Supervisor Series: Student's mental health - 10 Nov

Models of Engaged Learning and Teaching (MELT)

Lean Startup Workshops

Policy training workshop: Unearthing policies and delegations


Funding Opportunities

ARC Important Dates and Messages

2017 Major Equipment Grants Scheme (MEC)

Academic and student funding opportunities.

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Honours Students end of year workshop

Please come along and see what our Honours students have been up to this year.

10 and 11 November, 9.30am-2.30pm
Leonard Huxley Lecture Theatre

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Equity and Access

2016 Annual ANU Reconciliation Lecture
National Centre for Indigenous Studies

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Ms Zahra Azimi (EME)

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PEC Artwork Unveiling

RSPE & PEC have commissioned our first piece of art for the new Physics Drop-in Centre.

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Departmental seminars

Professor Stephen Hyde - 4 November
What happened at the recent Boden Conference Animal Vegetal Mineral?
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Dr Martin Martschini - 7 November
The ILIAS project - Isobar suppression in AMS by laser photodetachment
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Dr Olivier Uteza - 15 November
Development of ultrashort pulses X-ray sources from laser-produced plasmas at high intensity at LP3
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Associate Professor Brendan Choat - 15 November
Non-invasive imaging of plant hydraulic function
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Dr Nicolas Sanner - 16 November
Femtosecond laser ablation of dielectrics: Tracking energy absorption
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Staff movements

Department of Applied Mathematics (AM)
Ms Martina Landsmann will be on leave 31 October - 13 November 2016. Ms Kathy Hicks will be assisting during this period.

Electronic Materials Engineering (EME)
Prof Hoe Tan will be away 29 October - 17 November 2016. A/Prof Jodie Bradby will be acting HOD during this period.

Student Admin Office (PG)
Please note that the PG Student Admin Office will be unattended Friday 4 November only. Any queries should be directed to

Theoretical Physics (TP)
Prof Mukunda Das is giving a keynote talk in the International Workshop on Advanced Material Science and Nanotechnology to be held in Halong Bay (Vietnam) 8-12 November. He will also attend International Advisory Board meeting of IOP Journal ANS NanoSc and Nanotech during the Workshop.


DQS in Concert: Sat 26 November 

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2016-17 NSW/ACT Young Achiever Awards!

Nominations are now open for the 2016-17 NSW/ACT Young Achiever Awards!

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Training courses:

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2016 Reunion for Physics Alumni and Friends from the 1950s to 1980s

School Photo Album to capture the wonderful times was launched by the Director at the Reunion. Photos taken from the 1950s to 1980s are still welcome and will be collected until 30 November 2016.

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