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Weekly newsletter | vol 44 no 16 | 22–26 April 2019


Director's Message

Dear Colleagues,

In case you didn’t catch the earlier announcement, James Irwin has accepted the role of School Manager.  Please join me in congratulating him.

A reminder about the two School positions now open in the School (see below).

This week’s pic is of an artistic work taken from the recent PhD examination of Deirdre Feeney,  School of Art & Design. Many thanks to the following RSPE staff who collaborated with Deirdre to help realise her concepts: Neil Devlin (DQS), Paul Redman (EU), Dennis Gibson (EU), Luke Materne (EU), Tom Cave (MW) and John Debs (DQS) and Ella Sayers (MakerSpace).  There were many technically challenging aspect of this realisation and it is so pleasing to see physics working across campus.

Enjoy the short week.



EOI - Associate Director (Infrastructure) closes 14 May 2019

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Joint RSAA-RSPE tenure track position - closing soon

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Enjoying a hot cross bun last week, are members of the Physics 2019 Asia Olympiad team.


Salary Sacrificing & Superannuation on Unpaid Parental Leave

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13 May deadline - Partnership Development Funds

The Global Engagement Portfolio has established two funds to support the development of relationships with important university partners: ANU Alliances Development Fund and ANU-Harvard Seed Fund.

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15 May - Cultural awareness training

Cultural awareness training will provide staff with introductory awareness to build broader and deeper relationships and collaborations with Indigenous Australians.

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May - Review of ARC’s Implementation of National Science and Research Priorities

May - Funding Opportunity: UA- DAAD Funding Now Open

July - The State-of-Energy-Research Conference

August - ANSTO Access Proposals now open


Physics in the Pub for May 28

Physics in the Pub - Call for presenters: May is Physics month - come to the pub with your latest discovery, most thought-provoking theory or phunnest physics phact.

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May Seminars

3 May
Mr Matthew Crabb
Periodic solutions to the infinite extension of the NLS equation
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9 May
Ms Lauren Bezzina
Examining thermalisation in heavy ion fusion using precision cross section measurements of the compound nucleus 220Th
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Further details about School Seminars or Events can be found on the RSPE Intranet and School News and Events Page.


James Irwin will be away 19-26 April. There will be no acting School Manager during this period. 

Julie Arnold is away 17-26th April
Patrick is away 23-26/4 there will be no acting HoD

Kath Hicks is away 15-26 April. Please see Sonia Padrun if you have any urgent items during this period or email

Andrew Stuchbery is away 19-29 April, there will be no acting HoD.
Petra will be away for the same period. Please email for any urgent enquiries.

Cedric Simenel is away 8-26 April, Vladimir Bazhanov will be acting HoD


August: 2019 Market Day in RSPE

13th August, 11:30-2:00, Physics South


Kambri Postage options

New postage options are now available for students and staff to use within the Kambri precinct.

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Free Staff Flu Vaccination - update

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Building Update

Infrastructure Upgrade Program

Two weeks ahead

Two day program


Contacts for RSPE – College Jaeger Hub

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Keep Informed

ANU Events

(CHM/CoS) Deans' Bulletin

JCS Strategic Priorities Plan



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