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Weekly newsletter | vol 42 no 44 | 14–18 November 2016


Birmingham opens CTLab

A/Prof Adrian Sheppard helped the Minister and VC to launch the $5M EIF sponsored national tomography facility on Monday.  This facility is largely industry sponsored and acts to draw both companies and publicly funded researchers into the novel research originating in Dept Applied Mathematics.

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School Seminar Program - 17 November

Dynamics of Fusion and Stellar Plasmas - Associate Professor Matthew Hole

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Social Media Training

Promoting your research and career in the Digital Age: Social media 101

Social media is changing the way we communicate at a speed that can seem overwhelming....

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Staff Awards & Scholarships

2017 Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Excellence in Education

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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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Equity and Access

Quantitative Evaluation of Gender Bias in Astronomical Publications from Citation Counts

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Lake Tuggeranong College visited both Physics North and South last week for a variety of experiments from the Bell Photo-phone to Gamma Ray Spectroscopy.

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Training courses:

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Departmental seminars

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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Associate Professor Adam Micolich - 18 November
Novel materials & methods for making nanoscale gate structures in nanowire transistors
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Dr Trevor Powell - 18 November
The Energy Transition: Progress and Pitfalls
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Staff movements

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.

Nuclear Physics (NO)
Prof Andrew Stuchbery will be on leave 14 November - 12 December 2016. Dr Anton Wallner will be acting HOD during this period.


ARC Information Sessions

Applying for an ARC grant?

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Director's Colloquium

At the final RSPE Directors Colloquium for 2016, the packed Huxley Theatre was treated to a discussion on the future of computing by Prof Michelle Simmons.

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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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PEC Artwork Unveiling

PEC unveiled the first work of art for the new teaching space last Friday.  Visiting artist to the School of Art, Brian Gladwell, was commissioned to develop a physics-inspired piece, which now hangs in the entrance.  When you’re next over, have a look.  We’re grateful to Ashley Eriksmoen, Head of Wood and furniture for her support on this collaborative project.



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