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Weekly newsletter | vol 43 no 54 | 29 January–2 February 2018


Director's Message

Dear Colleagues,

Our congratulations go out to Dr Greg Clark, Chair of our School Board on being honoured with the top civilian honour, the Companion of Australia “for eminent service to science as a physicist, researcher and academic in the area of technological development and communications, to business as an innovator and enabler of emerging technologies, and to the promotion of philanthropy.” Greg completed his PhD in Nuclear Physics in 1968, later winning the 1979 AAS Pawsey Medal.  From his foundation in physics, he has had many influential roles, as senior research scientist in the IBM Research Division, Yorktown Heights, through to Director of Technology for News Corporation, President of Loral Space and Communications to name just a few. More recently he has had active roles in diverse boards ranging from CUDOS, finance and space, to public organisations such as Questacon and the Royal Institution Australia. There is much to say about Greg’s career and his biography in Questacon’s site summarises many of the highlights, including his award of the prestigious Einstein Medal by the Israeli Government. It’s a pleasure to count him among of graduates.

My thanks go to Ken Baldwin, Michael Shats, Adrian Sheppard and David Hinde for offering to read DPs from RSES, RSC and RSAA. If you’re interested to join the cross-School panel of readers please contact Ken asap as the review is on Thursday/Friday this week in the School Conference room.

Hope to see you at the VC’s State of the University this Wednesday (11am, Llewellyn Hall).



Director's Distinguished Lecture

Monday, 5 February - Harry A. Atwater
California Institute of Technology
New Horizons and Grand Challenges for Nanophotonics

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Mike Gore Physics Education Precinct Launch

Friday, 9 February 2018 - register by 2 Feb.

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ARC Peer Review Scheme

The School Directors of RSAA, RSC, RSES and RSPE have agreed to host a joint peer review for all DP19 proposals received by the Research Office deadline (31 Jan – next Wednesday!) and DE19 proposals (22 Feb).

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RGMS for NHMRC Career Development Fellowships

Proposals are now open in RGMS for NHMRC Career Development Fellowships for funding commencing in 2019.

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Vale Joseph (Joe) Baker
19-6-1932 - 16-1-2018

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School Seminars

29 Jan - Dr Mark Stoyer
Nuclear Alchemy: The Sorcery of Making New Elements and the Quest for the Island of Stability
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8 Feb - Professor Klaus Bartschat
Electron Collisions – Experiment, Theory, and Applications
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12 Feb - Mr Steven Pederson
The Further Development of the SURT Research Program for Cosmology
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15 Feb - Dr Peter J Riggs
Why Does the Cosmos Exist?
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26 Feb - Dr Natalie Holmes
EME & IEEE Nanotechnology Council (ACT) present: Green Solvent Processed Polymer Solar Cells
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AM welcome Lydia Knuefing - Analyst and Software Developer, Le Couteur 1.27


ANU supports STEMM video on women in science

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Work, Health and Safety Courses available in February

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