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Event Horizon

Research School of Physics


Weekly newsletter | vol 43 no 18 | 22–26 May 2017


Director's Message

Dear Colleagues,

It is my pleasure to announce the award of our first Frontier: Frontiers on Quantum Matter.  I am so pleased to see this group of outstanding individuals come together and lead-off with this great Frontier.

Next week I will open up an Expression of Interest round for a new Deputy Director position.

This week’s inspiring image was submitted by Professor Denis Evans (Applied Maths) and shows Rams Head Mountain (NSW) from the south.  If you’d like to submit an image, please send me your best pics by Thursday arvo.  

Have a great weekend.


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Name Our Workshops!

The competition is on to find a name for our workshop that sings its praises to not only the whole campus and other University science departments, but also to the Industry and Tech sectors.


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National Reconciliation Week

During National Reconciliation Week (Friday May 26 -Saturday June 3) ANU is celebrating the achievements of our indigenous staff, students and research and hosting a range of great events across campus.

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Equity and Access

From the RSPE Equity and Access Committee

Peer Prize for Women in Science

There's $40k in research funding available and last year nearly 1,500 verified researchers from around the world openly voted to award the winners. i


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Opportunity for internship in the Academy's National Committees

The National Committees team is excited to announce that we’re looking for an intern to undertake a 3-month project related to Australia’s involvement with the International Council for Science.

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Superstars of STEM Program

Superstars of STEM will smash society’s gender assumptions about scientists and increase the public
visibility of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

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Research Skills and Training Opportunities for Students

Upcoming pograms from the Research Skills and Training Centre

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Associate Professor Matthew Hole of RSPE has been made a Science Fellow at ITER, the world’s largest fusion experiment, which is under construction in the South of France

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Departmental seminars

Dr David Pile - 22 May
How to publish at Nature Photonics
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Mr Alex Thorman - 23 May
Polarimetric imaging of electric and magnetic fields and synchronous imaging of RF waves in H-1
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Dr Ronald Ulbricht - 24 May
Ultrafast spectroscopy of nitrogen defects in diamond
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Professor Mark Newton - 25 May
Engineering defects in diamond
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Director's Colloquium - 30 May

Electrical power systems with high penetration of renewables: the physics behind the political bluster - Dr Evan Franklin

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RSPE Health & Safety upcoming courses


1 June - Electrical Appliance Testing - Refresher (WHHR09)

21 June - Electrical Design Standards Forum (WHHR11)

28 June - Ionizing Radiation Safety - Refresher (WHHR23)

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As part of our ongoing budget savings, we will be disposing of the School Golf at the end of June.  The transport options available to RSPE staff and students are available on the RSPE intranet transport webpage.


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Falling Walls Lab Australia 2017

This international forum promotes interdisciplinary connections between aspiring academics, innovators, entrepreneurs, investors and professionals, known for their excellent work.

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