It is with sadness that I inform you of Dr Lindsay Tassie’s passing last week. A familiar figure around the School until only recently, Lindsay had been with the Department of Theoretical Physics since the 1960’s. Those wishing to celebrate Lindsay’s contributions can find details of his funeral to the right.
My congratulations go to Alex Bray for his acknowledgement by the Editor of Physical Review Letters (see below). It’s fantastic to see students leading such pivotal work.
A reminder that the 2018 Academic Promotions Round has just opened (see my recent email for details). Those seeking promotion to Level E are kindly requested to contact the Dean’s EA, Angela Ryan (firstname.lastname@example.org) for a discussion with him. I welcome any applicants for any level to come for a chat, and remind applicants that external professional coaching is available as well. The NECTAR Mentoring Program is also highly recommended for professional guidance on career development in the ANU context.
Martin Conway is credited with this week’s pic. At the School Forum we welcomed the Hindmarsh team to the School. Over the next two years we will be working closely with them, starting with enabling works in Physics North and South ahead of the decanting process over the next two months. Please speak with your Head of Department directly about how this process will affect you. I would be happy to hear your thoughts about making this process run as smoothly as possible. For all the current news about the program please see the School Intranet (below). There are some beautiful new VR scenes from Hassel up on the site. They work best on a mobile device, as you can pinch-zoom.
Finally, don’t forget the Monday morning orientation for new School members. Even if you’ve been here for a while you might like to have a guided tour of the essentials of RSPE, and you receive a welcome pack.
Have a great week,