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Weekly newsletter | vol 43 no 4 | 13–17 February 2017


ANU 2017 Commencement Address

Wednesday 15 February 2017 : 10-11am

Join us at the annual ANU Commencement Address to welcome new and returning students to the University as we start the academic year.

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Continuing HOD - EME

After consultation with EME it is my great pleasure to confirm Professor Hoe Tan as Head for another year. All present reflected high praise of his leadership. Congratulations, Hoe.  Tim


A vision for the new ANU battery storage research program

Join us to hear from candidates for the role of Research Leader of the new ANU battery storage research program.    The program will research improved ways to store and integrate renewable energy into the grid under an $8 million partnership with the ACT Government, feeding into existing ANU energy research.

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2017 Defence Export Controls Awareness and Training Seminar

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Funding Opportunities

Academic and student funding opportunities.

Thank you to colleagues who submitted their DP18 applications on time to the Research Office (RO) for review. For those who are working on proposals, due to a high volume of applications from RSPE, from 13 February the RO will only be able to conduct a compliance review.

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Centre for Philosophy of Science

The School of Philosophy is proposing to found a Centre for Philosophy of Science with its goals to include fostering intellectual collaboration via seminars series, workshops and conferences.

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Public Lecture - 15 February

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

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Departmental seminars

Mr Mehdi Shabaninejad - 13 February
Pore-scale Analysis of Residual Oil in Sandstones and its Dependence on Waterflood Salinity, Analysed by Tomography and Microscopy
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Staff movements

Centre for Plasmas and Fluids (CPF)
Prof Michael Shats will be away 10-17 February 2017.  A/Prof Matthew Hole will be acting HOD during 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 Defibrillators units are located in the Cockcroft Foyer near Reception, and in the Nuclear Physics Accelerator Control Room.

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Equity and Access

Respect & inclusion

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ANU Research Training Calendar & Events

ANU Research Training Calendar & Events

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