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Weekly newsletter | vol 43 no 93 | 29 October–2 November 2018


Director's Message

Dear Colleagues,

I hope you had a great weekend. Firstly, some fantastic news. It has just been announced that Distinguished Professor Jagadish is to be awarded the UNESCO medal "Contribution to development of nanoscience and nanotechnolgies".  In Jagadish’s own words, “it is recognition for my group members (past and present) and collaborators (past and present).”  For me, it also highlights that Jagadish is at the centre of so much significant research.  More details after the award next month.

Could supervisors please keep an eye on PDRs, as the number of outstanding reports is growing. 

Demolition of the Applied Maths Cottages is progressing well with all hazardous materials now successfully removed.  Go to: for a live site camera.

The Joint Colleges of Science Administration team, as part of its commitment to Reconciliation, has chosen to decorate the work spaces it inhabits with art created by local Indigenous artists. The above pic is of Charlie the crocodile in the Research School of Earth Sciences lobby where the unveiling event took place last week.

Have a good week,



WHS Activities

Auditors will be in RSPE in the coming months. As further information regarding these audits becomes available, those required to participate will be informed.
27 Nov: Comcare Self-Insurance audit
5-6 Dec: ARPANSA Radiation annual audit



Equity and Diversity

On Friday 19 October, the ANU Hancock Library officially became a 24/7 access facility, and the library's new Parents Room was also opened. These changes were made in response to the pressures that students and academics face when trying to balance their work, study and family commitments.

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HDR Supervisor Development Workshops

November workshops are a prelude to a more complete and formal program in 2019. We ask you to register as there are limited places at each workshop.

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Public Lecture

Proton Therapy: Precision Cancer Therapy for our Region - The development of the Australian Bragg Centre for Proton Therapy and Research. Monday 19 November, 7:00pm, at the Finkel Lecture Theatre, ANU Campus

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Australian Academy of Science

Applications are now being received for visits to Japan commencing between 1 April and 30 November 2019. Closing date is 5pm Wed 21 November 2018.

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ANU Energy Update

29 November - ECI's annual flagship event - a one-day summit that brings together energy researchers, policymakers, industry and the public to provide an overview of the latest world energy trends and ANU Solar Oration 2018: Can we make a 100% renewable electricity system?




Director's Colloquium - 12 November

Fast Time Reversal Optical Focusing for Deep Brain Optogenetic Activation - Professor Changhuei Yang

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School Seminar Program - 15 Nov

Inertial Sensing with Cold and Ultracold atoms - Christian Freier

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Departmental Seminars

5 Nov
Prof Sandrine Courtin
News on the carbon burning in massive stars from deep sub-barrier fusion measurements
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7 Nov
Dr Marcin Barszczewski
Existing and emerging technologies for low-light imaging quantum studies
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14 Nov
A/Prof Alfred Tok Iing Yoong
Light and Thermal Management in Electrochromic Smart Windows for Building Energy Efficiency
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19 Nov
Prof Anupam Madhukar
Spectrally-uniform quantum dot single photon emitter arrays integrable on-chip with multifunctional dielectric light manipulation units: A new paradigm for scalable quantum optical circuits
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19 Nov
Michael Penniment
Proton Therapy: Precision Cancer Therapy for our Region
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Who is looking after your department this week?

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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.


Keep Informed

ANU Events

(CHM/CoS) Deans' Bulletin

JCS Strategic Priorities Plan

RSPE Building Updates



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