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Weekly newsletter | vol 43 no 3 | 6–10 February 2017


VC's - State of the University Address

Thursday 9 February 2017 : 11.30am-12.30pm

In this address our new Strategic Plan will be launched laying the foundation for how ANU will meet its contemporary mission as Australia's national university and one of the world's greatest.

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Congratulations - Dr Mohsen Rahmani

The 2017 IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Laser Physics and Photonics (Fundamental Aspects) has been won by Dr Mohsen Rahmani (NLPC) “for his outstanding contributions to light-matter interactions at nanoscale, particularly nonlinear nanophotonics via metallic, dielectric and semiconductor nanostructures and metasurfaces, which have paved the road for extending nonlinear optics to nanoscale”.

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Congratulations - Ms Toby Hendy (EME)

On receiving a Westpac Future Leaders Scholarships to start her PhD studies with A/Prof Jodie Bradby.

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2017 Defence Export Controls Awareness and Training Seminar

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Funding Opportunities

Academic and student funding opportunities.

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Equity and Access

Gender imbalance in science journals is still pervasive

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Do you do outreach with schools? Or would you like to?

The college is taking stock of outreach offerings for the new year, so please let us know what you are up to, or would like to offer. Email or call on x51379 (afternoons)




Public Lecture - 15 February

Does Science Support the Claims of Religion? - Dr Peter J Riggs

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Departmental seminars

Professor Huan Qiang Zhou - 7 February
Fidelity Mechanics: Analogues of four thermodynamic laws and Landauer’s principle
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Professor H. Möhwald - 9 February
Light Induced Processes in organic/Inorganic Composites
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Associate Professor Rich Mildren - 10 February
The extreme laser and nonlinear optical properties of diamond
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Mr Tuan Tran - 10 February
Synthesis of Germanium – Tin Alloys by Ion Implantation and Pulsed Laser Melting: Towards a Group IV Direct Band Gap Semiconductor
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Staff movements

Director's Office (DO)
Mr Stewart Hilton (SM) will be on leave 3-6 February 2017.  Mr Graeme Cornish will be acting School Manager for this period.

Theoretical Physics (TP)
Prof Brian Robson is traveling 31 January - 15 February 2017. He will present an invited talk at the conference: ”Cosmology, Gravitational Waves and Particles”, Nanyang Technological University of Singapore.


RSPE Electronic Unit

Due to staff training 6-9 February, there will be very limited Electronics Unit support.

Thank you for your understanding and ongoing support.


ANU Research Training Calendar & Events

ANU Research Training Calendar & Events

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I am an ANU Ally

If you have completed the training and registered to be an ANU Ally, display stickers are now available for collection from Tania Maxwell, EA to Director RSPE.

Further information, including future courses, avaiable here.



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