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Weekly newsletter | vol 44 no 6 | 11–15 February 2019


Director's Message

Dear Colleagues,

It is my great pleasure to congratulate Professor Jodie Bradby on her appointment as President of the Australian Institute of Physics.  This is the most prominent representative role for professional physicists in Australia and Jodie is only the second woman to hold the position.  This is a great time to consider joining the AIP. A strong membership helps government understand the crucial role we play in the prosperity of country.  Our thanks go to Professor Andrew Peele, outgoing President and Director of the Australian Synchrotron for his leadership of the great AIP during his term. 

Kambri is opening today!  Come and see this amazing development to be opened at 9:45 with special guest Peter Garrett (MP and lead of the band Midnight Oil).

Tomorrow, the VC will deliver his State of the University address at Llewellyn Hall at 11am.

Have a good week,



11 February - International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Negative stereotypes about girls’ ability can discourage from them pursuing careers in math and science, researchers say. Currently women make up just 16% of STEM qualified Australians. (Ref: Chief Scientists Report: Australia STEM Workforce (2016)).

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This Week

12 February
ECI Open Day 2019

14 February
Australia:The Renewable Energy Superstar


Athena Swan Focus Groups

As a pivotal part of our commitment to improving gender equity and finalising our SAGE Athena SWAN application, we are keen to call on the ANU community to participate in a series of focus groups targeting specific areas as part of the ANU Gender Equity action plan. 

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GoGet - new car share arrangements

Are you a user of the ANU Greencarshare? Please see changes below which come into effect from 11 February.

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Staff Development

Professional Staff Scholarship Scheme (PSSS)

Professional Staff Development Endowment Fund (PSDEF)

Staff Training and Development

Recruitment and Selection Training


Nicolas Baudin Program 2019 is now open

Students are welcome to apply for either the General Stream (Undergraduate to Masters) or the Internship Stream (PhD).

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HDR Supervision Workshop

Workshops directed at those new to supervision will be offered quarterly as a module within the Centre for Higher Education, Learning & Teaching (CHELT) “Teaching and Learning at ANU: Foundations” course. The first workshop is 15 February (register here).


Forum on ARC assessment processes - humanities and creative arts disciplines

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RSB Director's Seminar

Prof Claudia Vickers - The CSIRO Synthetic Biology Future Science Platform / Synthetic biology flux control tools for metabolic engineering: isoprenoids as a model system

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Departmental Seminars

11 Feb - Prof Hansuek Lee
Ultra-high-Q resonators and low loss waveguides on chip: from the near-IR to the mid-IR
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18 Feb - Miss Larissa Huston
High pressure phase transformation of Si and Ge: nanowires vs nanoindentation
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19 Feb - Dr Avadh Saxena
Non-reciprocity and Broken Symmetry: From Photonics to Materials
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Further details about School Seminars can be found on the RSPE Intranet and on the School News and Events Page.


ARC Drop-In Sessions

Oliphant - Tuesday 12 February 1pm – 4pm
DQS - Thursday 14 February 9:30am – 12pm

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Strategy for managing noise and vibration affects to RSPE

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Building Update

Two Weeks Ahead


Uyen Nguyen is acting Senior School Administrator 1-28 Feb 2019. Lucia Lu is covering during this period as Finance team leader.

Andrew Stuchbery will be travelling 26 Jan - 8 Feb 2019 Nanda Dasgupta will be acting HoD.


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.


RSPE Contacts

Jaeger Hub

Jaeger HR Team


Keep Informed

ANU Events

(CHM/CoS) Deans' Bulletin 

JCS Strategic Priorities Plan

RSPE Building Updates



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