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Weekly newsletter | vol 43 no 21 | 12–16 June 2017


Director's Message

Dear Colleagues,

Congratulations to Dr Chunle Xiong (DQS) and Dr Alexander Poddubny (NLPC) on winning their Future Fellowships.  RSPE received 2 of the 8 awarded to the ANU.  Also, congratulations to Prof Ken Baldwin for his appearance on the 7.30 report last night. It’s great to see him as one of the leading figures in what could be a breakthrough for the Australian energy landscape. The Chief Scientist’s report is out today.

This week’s pic comes from Petra Rickman (NP). It’s her favourite panorama from Mt Wellington, Hobart.

Hope you have pleasant weekend.



Free BBQ Lunch for all RSPE research students 15 June!

Please  RSVP today Friday 9 June 2017 together with any dietary requirements. Feasting and networking time again for all our wonderful Physics Students


Final reminder: 2017 ACT Scientist of the Year Award nominations close 15 June

There’s only one week left to get your nomination in for the 2017 ACT Scientist of the Year Award.The Award seeks to recognise the achievements of an ‘up-and-coming’ scientist who has significant potential to continue to achieve in their chosen field of research.


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Equity and Access

From the RSPE Equity and Access Committee

Download the tool to show you how to Engage In Conversations About Gender, Race, And Ethnicity In The Workplace....

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ANU School Holiday Program

The ANU is continuing its association with Communities@work, who will run the July 2017 ANU School Holiday Program ...

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Upcoming innovation skills development

There are a range of skills development opportunities in and around ANU for those looking to develop their skills around innovation, commercialisation or entrepreneurship. 

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ARC Linkage Projects 2017 Round 1

The Joint Colleges of Science is calling for expression of interest for the ARC Linkage Projects 2017 Round 1.

Please contact the College Research Office (CRO, by 12 June 2017 if you are planning to submit a proposal in or before September 2017, see Linkage Projects

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Research Skills and Training Opportunities for Students

Upcoming pograms from the Research Skills and Training Centre

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Staff Movements

Applied Maths (AM)
Martina Landsmann will be away 14 -16 June. Uyen Nguyen can be contacted at Stores for any urgent assistance or at

Electronics Materials Enginering (EME)
Ms Julie Arnold is away 9 - 16 June.  Please contact Sonia Padrun for EME administration support   

Nonlinear Physics Centre (NLPC)
Kathy Hicks will be away 9 - 16 June.  Please contact Gaye Carney for NLPC administration support

Nuclear Physics (NP)
Prof Andrew Stuchbery will be overseas 4 - 25 June 2017.  Prof David Hinde will be Acting HoD in this time


School Seminar Program - 15 June

Zeptosecond reaction dynamics: when, where and why and why does breakup influence heavy-ion fusion? - Dr Edward Simpson

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RSPE Health & Safety upcoming courses

21 June - Electrical Design Standards Forum (WHHR11)

28 June - Ionizing Radiation Safety - Refresher (WHHR23) On-line module

12 July - WHS and Fieldwork Safety (WHHR30)

19 July - Chemical Safety (WHHR02) On-line module

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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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Capstone Editing's Available Scholarships and Grants

Capstone Editing small grants for women, postgraduate and undergraduate students (Many of these opportunities are closing soon!)

Please contact if you are interested in applying for any of the following grants.

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