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Weekly newsletter | vol 43 no 94 | 5–9 November 2018


Director's Message

Dear Colleagues,

Wonderful news for one of our 2016 PhB physics honours graduates and Tillyard Prize winner, Siobhan Tobin, who has been awarded a 2019 Rhodes Scholarship.  Siobhan has contributed extensively for many years to the Australian Physics Olympiad and currently works at ANSTO.  This is a prestigious award and one of only a few held by our graduates. 

Congratulations to the organisers and contributors of the second MAGIC (“Mentoring and Guidance in Careers”) workshop. This 5 day program invites women and gender diverse early career researchers with a PhD in mathematical or physical sciences to participate in a variety of sessions lead by key figures in our university, government and industry sectors.  This unique program has become extremely popular in a very short time. My thanks go to the hard work of the organising committee, Prof Nanda Dasgupta (Nuclear Physics), Nalini Joshi (USyd), Merryn McKinnon (CPAS), Dr Dinh Tran, Dr Kaitlin Cook, Ms Lauren Bezzina, Ms Lucia Lu, Ms Petra Rickman and Ms Stephanie Swanson.  The image above shows the recent participants at University House last week. Thanks also go to the supportors; AAS, USyd, ANU, FLEET CoE, the Royal Society and the Theo Murphy Initiative.

Have a great week,



2019 VC's Awards for Excellence in Education

Nominations for the 2019 Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Excellence in Education are now open for all university academic and professional staff, recognising and rewarding the diverse contributions staff make to the quality of learning, teaching and the student experience in ANU.

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Apply for ARC and NHMRC schemes

The Joint Colleges of Science Research Office (CRO) is now inviting Notices of Intent to submit applications for the following schemes...

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Equity and Diversity

When you are next inclined to bemoan other people’s bias, remember that ‘biased’ is the natural state of people – resulting from our attempts to grapple with a complex world using limited cognitive abilities. If everyone is biased, what can we do about it? Are there any strategies for identifying and countering your own or other people’s cognitive biases?

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HDR Update

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Public Lecture - 19 November

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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HDR Supervisor Development Workshops - November

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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Australian Academy of Science

Applications are now being received for visits to Japan - Closing date is 5pm Wed 21 November 2018.

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Director's Colloquium - 12 November

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

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School Seminar Prog - 15 November

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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5 Nov
Prof Noriyasu Ohno 
Recent progress of studies on Plasma-detachments and plasma-material interactions by utilizing linear plasma devices in Nagoya University
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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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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.

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Keep Informed

ANU Events

(CHM/CoS) Deans' Bulletin 

JCS Strategic Priorities Plan

RSPE Building Updates



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