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Weekly newsletter | vol 43 no 44 | 20–24 November 2017


Director's Message

An EoI process is starting today for the next Head of Nuclear Physics.  The Department has agreed that the next term will be 5 years.  All applications should be sent to the School Manager, Stewart Hilton, by 5pm Friday 24th November.

I draw your attention to the ARC Debriefing session being run today at 2pm in Link Seminar Room.  We are putting in place some new arrangements to assist you given the shortened submission timeline this year for ARC.

Shortly, I will be sending out a series of resolutions from a meeting the administrators and Heads held with me yesterday concerning administration changes in the School.  This will be a change for everyone to feed comments back to that group, either via their Head or directly to me.

This week’s pic comes from the HDR team and students who attended the Kioloa Retreat last week.  It was Jia Yang’s drone that captured this great event.  My thanks to the Karen, Luda and Lan for organising this opportunity for students to network.

Have a good weekend,



HDR Retreat at Kiola

The first RSPE HDR retreat took place last week - taking 55 HDR students
from departments across the school to the ANU Kioloa Coastal Campus for
two days. Designed to increase inter-team and inter-department
communication, the retreat was a mixture of social activities,
student-run workshops, and simply, time.

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ANU Gender Institute 2017 Grant Round 2 OPEN

Applications are now open for to ANU staff and students to apply for support for events and initiatives that are accessible to and benefit the wider ANU community.

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Register for AFRAN Forum 2017 - Canberra

The AFRAN association will hold its annual forum in Canberra on the 7-8 December 2017.

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Perpetual 2018 IMPACT Philanthropy is open for applications

If you are interested in applying please complete the draft EOI form, for the ANU internal ranking process. We must receive your confirmation of your intent to apply no later than 16 Nov, and your draft EOI no later than 9am Monday 20 Nov.

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Media Training

Reminder: Our next free media training session will be held 9am-12.30pm Thursday 30 November

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Important Funding Opportunities, Info and Events

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

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Link Building Tea Room Costs

Could all users of the Link Building Tea Room please ensure that they pay for all items they consume.  Prices for coffee, tea and biscuits are clearly displayed.  If you wish to use any full milk bottles for your local area please ensure that these are paid for.

This service works on an honour-system so please keep track of your contributions. Thank you


New ANU Family Friendly email group

The ANU Family Friendly committee is a new group of people across campus that are joining together to improve the ANU campus for all ANU parents

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School Seminar Program - 30 November

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

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Departmental seminars

Dr Benjy Marks - 17 November
Dynamic X-ray radiography of particle size and shape orientation fields during granular flow
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Professor Hamid Kellay - 21 November
Hydrodynamics experiments using soap films and soap bubbles
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Dr Toshihiko Oka - 24 November
Small Angle X-ray Crystallography on Inverse Bicontinuous Cubic phases of Lyotrpic Liquid Crystals
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Dr Barry Green - 6 December
RSPE & ECI present: The Status of ITER – the fusion reactor development project
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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 enquiries and appointments.

Nuclear Physics - Professor Andrew Stutchbery will be be at the REX-ISOLDE radioactive beam facility at CERN, Geneva, from November 12-30 to perform an experiment. He will be joined by Ben Coombes from November 20-30. Dr Greg Lane will be Acting HoD from Nov 12-20 and Dr Toni Wallner from Nov 21 – 29.

EME - Professor Hoe Tan will be in the US from 15-22 November.  A/Prof Jodie Bradby will be Acting HOD

TP -  Prof Makunda Das will be absent from 17 Nov to 25 Dec visiting various institutes in India and will give an invited talk at the International Workshop on Advanced Materials at NIST Berhampur.


Tackling bias head on

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Joint Colleges of Science, End of year celebration (the Christmas Party)

Hold this date in your diary

Monday 11th December 2017


Lawns outside Science Central – Peter Baume Building #42

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Ionising Radiation Safety (Online)

Opens Nov 24

Course No. WHHR!



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