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Weekly newsletter | vol 42 no 48 | 12–16 December 2016



Mr Kai Wang (NLPC) on winning the Best Talk Prize at the IONS KOALA conference on Optics, Atoms and Laser Applications, held in Melbourne, Australia. The conference brings together Honours, Masters and PhD students from Australia and New Zealand.

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Nano crystals turn darkness into light

NLPC personnel Rocio Camacho Morales, Mohsen Rahmani and Drago Neshev have produced a great video to highlight their recent work.

Check it out here.


Stjepan Marcelja Fellowship Awards

Round 2 - 2016

The Department of Applied Mathematics is delighted to announce the following recipients:

  • Mr Fabian Schaller, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
  • Associate Professor Naoyuki Ishida, Okayama University, Japan

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ARC briefing session

As we gear up for the new round of ARC grants, the School will be holding an ARC briefing session on Thursday 15 December from 3 – 4pm, RSPE seminar room.

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Chemical users in RSPE labs

A new mandatory ANU requirement is for all chemical users to complete a 30 minute GHS on-line training module in PULSE.

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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

Discussing underrepresentation as a means to facilitating female students’ physics identity development

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Congratulations to Cormac and Tamara Corr on the birth of their son Roan on Thursday 8 December, a brother for Finnian.  We wish them all the very best.


Departmental seminars

Mr Haitao Chen - 13 December
Control of light emission from 2D materials by resonant nanostructures
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Dr F.J. Duarte - 15 December
The origin of the probability amplitude for quantum entanglement and its link to interferometric communications
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Mr Zhe (Rex) Li - 16 December
Pore-scale discretisation limits of multiphase lattice-Boltzmann methods
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Staff movements

Director's Office (DO)
Prof Tim Senden 
will be travelling 3 December 2016 - 13 January 2017. Prof Hoe Tan will be acting Director during this period.

Centre for Plasmas & Fluids (CPF) and Plasma Research Laboratory (PRL)
Ms Uyen Nguyen 
will be on leave 15-23 December 2016. Mrs Tania Maxwell, EA to Director, will be assisting during this period.

Nuclear Physics (NP)
Prof Andrew Stuchbery will be on leave 14 November - 12 December 2016. Dr Anton Wallner will be acting HOD during this period.

Plasma Research Laboratory (PRL)
A/Prof James Sullivan will be travelling 5-13 December 2016. Prof Hoe Tan, acting Director, will oversee PRL during this period.

School Services (SS)
Mr Graeme Cornish will be on leave 12 December 2016 - 13 January 2017. Acting F&SM 12 December - 2 January will be Mr Craig Young, and Mr Tim Sawkins 3-13 January 2017.

Theoretical Physics (TP)
Prof Mukunda Das will visit S N Bose Centre, Kolkata and Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar for collaborative research 26 November - 22 December 2016. He will give a plenary talk in an International Conference on Smart Materials in SOA University, Bhubaneswar, India.


Chennupati and Vidya Jagadish Scholarships

Are now available for student interns from any developing countries for up to 3 months to undertake research study in any department at RSPE. 

Applications close: 23 December 2016.

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