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Weekly newsletter | vol 43 no 67 | 30 April–4 May 2018

 

Director's Message

Dear Colleagues,
Finally, it’s clear that Autumn is with us. Hope you had a refreshing weekend.
 
It’s a busy week of networking and I draw your attention to the three main events detailed below; the Autumn lunch for Women Physics at ANU today, and on Wednesday the PhB Student-Mentor lunch and the inaugural Research Capabilities Expo.  I would also like to point out the EoI for the Communication and Engagement Fellows Program.  If you know someone who would benefit from this program please encourage them to apply.
 
The 2018 promotion round opens tomorrow (see below) and I remind you that the School makes external coaching available for those seeking additional help in their preparation for promotion.  Please contact me or Sue if you are interested, there are several coaches available.  I am also happy to meet with anyone considering promotion this year.
 
It is my pleasure to congratulate Associate Professor Cédric Simenel as the new Head of Theoretical Physics.  I was heartened to see so many strong applications for this position, and I again thank the four applicants for their interest. I am very grateful to Professor Murray Batchelor for his contributions as Head over this past year and I have enjoyed working with him.  Murray will remain in the role until the end of May.  At that time Cédric will move substantively into Theoretical Physics, retaining a joint position with Nuclear Physics.  [In case you haven’t seen, Murray will give a public lecture for MSI that mixes maths with palaeontology on Thursday night, see details below.]
 
Have a great week, see you at the Director’s Colloquium after lunch.
Tim

 

Women Physicists at ANU - Autumn Lunch Monday 30 April
We are hosting an Autumn Lunch for ANU Women Physicists. Everyone identifying as a woman, from first year students through to Professors are very welcome.

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Physics PhB Student-Mentor Lunch and School Tour - The 2018 Physics PhB student-mentor lunch will be held on Wed May 2nd at 12:15pm in the Building 60 tea-room.

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Mental Health Day - Tuesday 1 May

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Work-life balance for researchers and the stress of a diverse workplace  - articles provided by the RSPE Equity and Diversity Committee.

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Have you completed a PDR in 2018?
If not, please see your supervisor NOW. All PDRs need to be completed by
16 May 2018.

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Communication and Engagement Fellows Program EOI 
Supported by funds from the ANU Gender Institute, we are looking for female identifying academics in the STEMM disciplines who want to gain confidence, communication skills and experience.

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2018 academic promotion round. Information sessions commence 1 May and provide practical information and advice regarding the academic promotion process, including how to prepare a case for promotion.

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Visualise your Thesis
Digital channels offer researchers new opportunities for communicating the complexities of your research to broad audiences. The Visualise Your Thesis competition for Australian universities helps graduate researchers hone and showcase their research communication skills, and promote their research.

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The Energy Change Institute is holding it’s Open Day on 19 June 2018. - The Energy Change Institute Open Day showcases the latest energy research from ANU and provides a platform for exchanging ideas for ANU researchers, industry, government agencies and other energy stakeholders

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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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The Forrest Research Foundation has been established with a gift of AU$130 million to support PhD scholars and post-doctoral fellows at any of the five universities in Western Australia. Applications for the second round of post-doctoral fellowships opened on 19 March and close on 18 May 2018.

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Applications close 13 May 2018 - The Embassy of France in Australia supports student mobility from Australia to France through the Nicolas Baudin Program, named for the French explorer and botanist who in 1802, at the same time as Matthew Flinders, charted the coast of New Holland (Australia).

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The UA-DAAD scheme supports exchanges for Australian researchers from University Australia (UA) member universities, and German researchers from German universities and research institutes. 

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Director's Colloquium

Monday 30 April 2018
A/Prof Jenni Adams
Neutrino window on the Universe
Afternoon tea will follow
in the Oliphant tea room

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School Seminars

30 April
Mr Pablo Mota Santiago
Swift heavy-ion irradiation of silica/silicon nitride composite systems: from ion tracks to nanoparticle shaping
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1 May
Mr Tobias Vogl
Experimental quantum optics using novel 2D materials
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3 May
Mr Eliezer Estrecho
Exciton-polariton condensation in complex potentials
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3 May 2018 6-7 pm
Prof Murray Batchelor
Mathematical adventures in geobiology: To be a rock and not to roll

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All School Morning Tea
Friday 4th May 2018 @ 10.30
Congratulation to Greg Clark on his AC

 

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Congratulations to Gary Bosnjak
PhD student in Theoretical Physics supervised by Vladimir Mangazeev, awarded a two year postdoctoral fellowship at Institut de Recherche en Mathématique et Physique of the Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium. 

 

PEC
Please welcome Siobhan Ryman, the new PEC administrator who is starting on Monday 30 April. Siobhan’s hours will be 9am to 2.30 pm Monday to Friday and she will be located in building 38a, office 105 (sharing the office with Sonia Padrun).

 A welcome morning tea for Siobhan will be held on Thursday, 3 May in the Oliphant Tea room at 10.30 am.

 

ANU policy on traveling non-economy
Please note that premium-economy airline travel requires the Dean’s approval. If you or your staff feel that special consideration is warranted please contact the School Director. Approval should be sought prior to the purchase of tickets.

 

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RSPE Orientation

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.

 

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