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Event Horizon

Research School of Physics


Weekly newsletter | vol 43 no 64 | 9–13 April 2018


Director's Message

Dear Colleagues,
Our congratulations go to Daniel Schauries (EME) for receiving a Springer Thesis Award for his PhD. This annual award recognises students internationally for their outstanding contributions. This week’s pic recognises another great student win.  Congratulations to Toby Hendy on winning the semi-finals in the recent Famelab stage in Melbourne (see below). Keep your fingers crossed for her on the 10th May at the National finals.
Many thanks to the Heads for their 3-6-9 presentations last week.  They were a brilliant summary of the research and education strengths in our School.  Martin Conway has posted the presentations on the intranet and this offers a good chance for you to develop your PDR with your supervisor.  All PDRs are to be complete within the next month so please start this as soon as you can. School PDR guidelines can be found on the intranet.  You are also requested to log-on to Insight and check your publications, grants and teaching data.  Together with the 3-6-9s they are an essential part of our School Review in September.
The picture at the bottom shows Professor Jagadish receiving his Nayudamma Award, mentioned in last week’s Event Horizon. 
Have a good week,



2018 ANU Education Grants Scheme, Round 2

Funding of up to $10,000 is available - applications are now open for the next round of ANU Education Grants.

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Water Pilot Technology Program - Opening of competitive round

The deadline for submissions is 9:00am Monday 23 April 2018

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Call for nominations and applications for Australian Academy of Science 2019 Awards.

The closing date for honorific award nominations is 1 May 2018 and 1 June 2018 for research conferences, research awards and travelling fellowships. 

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Inaugural Research Capabilities Expo

Research support and service facilities will be showcasing their expertise and capabilities available to researchers at ANU, external Universities and commercial clients, 2 May 2018.

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Develop skills to make connections

The ANU Technology Transfer Office is hosting an intensive, full-day workshop for ANU researchers interested in developing their industry engagement skills, 21 May 2018.

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Congratulations to Toby Hendy on her win in the recent Famelab competition.

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Targeted search plans for the recruitment of women

Increasing the number of women on your team or finding more women to apply for positions at the University may require the use of targeted search plans.

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School Seminar

19 April 2018
Dr Robert Ward
Designing the degree program I would have liked to do: A new ANU Master’s degree in scientific instrumentation

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Director's Colloquium

30 April 2018
A/Prof Jenni Adams
Neutrino window on the Universe

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Nuclear Physics is hosting a 5-day workshop

"Nuclear Science and its Applications", from 9-13 April 2018

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WHS Manager

Welcome to Mick Craft, RSPE’s new WHS Manager, who started last week.  Mick has come from Defence Industry as a WHS professional. Please introduce yourself and make him feel welcome.


RSPE Orientation

Starting Monday 9th April, RSPE will offer an orientation to RSPE.

Every Monday at 10:00am all new starters are invited to meet at reception to have a short tour of the School’s central areas and receive a welcome pack.

Bookings are not required.


Electrical Safety

All staff and students are reminded not to repair, modify or interfere with electrical equipment in anyway.

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Purple Shin Competition

This year I would like to extend a warm invitation to students and staff interested in representing the school at the "purple shin" competition.

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