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Event Horizon

Research School of Physics


Weekly newsletter | vol 43 no 42 | 6–10 November 2017


Director's Message

Dear Colleagues,

Please join us to celebrate Em/Professor Erich Weigold’s 80th birthday at 3:30 today in the School tea room.

I’m still keen to hear suggestions about how the EMCR community would like to represent themselves and propose to sponsor a lunch to help you organise your thoughts.  Could you please liaise with your reps (Lan Fu, AJ Mitchell, Matthew Hole and Jenny Wong-Leung) about a preferred date and I'll advertise in the Event Horizon.

This week’s pic shows one of ANU’s jewels, the Kioloa Coastal Campus.  I wish Lan and the HDR Team, Luda and Karen, all the best for our first annual student retreat on Monday. 

Have a good weekend,



Important Funding Opportunities, Info and Events

Below is an update of information that relates to ARC and MEC schemes.

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School Seminar Program - 23 Nov

Harvesting Solar Energy into Storable Fuels: Photoelectrochemical Hydrogen Generation - Dr Siva Karuturi

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Departmental seminars

Professor Mikael Kall - 3 November
Plasmonic Nanoparticles and Metasurfaces for Molecular Analysis
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Dr Rama K. Vasudevan - 6 November
Practical use of machine learning and data science practices in the big-data age of microscopy
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Dr Jiawen Li - 13 November
Miniaturized multimodal fibre-optic probes: ex vivo and in vivo
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Director's Office - Sue Wigley will be away 6-24 November 2017. Julie Arnold will be covering the Director's office during this period. Please continue to use the email for all enquireis and appointments.

Student Services - Karen Nulty and Luda Mangos will be out of the office from 3-7 November 2017. They will be unavailable for face to face meetings but on email during this time.



Fact check: Have women become better educated whilst the gender pay gap hasn't budged?

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Morning Tea in Support of our LGBTI Community and Allies

Wednesday 15 November @ 10:30

The result of the marriage equality postal survey will be announced by the Bureau of Statistics on Wednesday 15th November. The school recognizes that this process may have been a stressful time for some members of the school community. A morning tea will be held at 10:30 on Wednesday 15th November to show support for our LGBTI community and ANU allies.
All staff, students and visitors are very welcome to attend.



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