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Weekly newsletter | vol 44 no 23 | 10–14 June 2019


Director's Message

Dear Colleagues,

I hope you had a pleasant weekend. 

All the best to those honours students presenting mid-year talks this week.

The PDR process is under review and staff are invited to attend a design workshop on Thursday 13 June 1-3pm, Room A105, Brian Anderson Building 115.  If you are interested in attending please let Sue know as there is a limit of two per School. Please email your interest.

This week’s pic comes from Professor Ken Baldwin. While holidaying in Morocco he visited the Noor Ouarzazate Solar Facility. The image shows the solar thermal tower with the snow-capped Atlas Mountains in the background.

Have a great, short week.



EOI - Education and Engagement

Education and engagement with the developing world: This is a call for expressions of interest from staff or students from across the School who might be interested in contributing to the RSPhys International Engagement program.

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WHS Message

RSPE WHS Committee

Thank you to those that volunteered to be a part of RSPE’s WHS committee, the volunteers and work groups can be viewed at:

If you have any concerns or disagreements with the representation please contact the WHS team by 14 June 2019 at or see us in Building 58, Room C3.02B

Job Opportunity

The WHS and Facilities team are currently looking for interested students (honors, masters or PhD) to assist them with data collection. If you are interested, or would like further information please speak with your Head of Department or the WHS Team located in Cockcroft, C3.02B.

Please express your interest by COB 22 June 2019.


ARC’s Australian Laureate Fellowship 14 June 2019

Elizabeth and Frederick White Research conference 17 June 2019

Tailored Academic Skills Workshops for RSPE 19-26 June 2019

Scholarship Support for Women in the Higher Education Sector

Research Ethics Drop-in Sessions NEW

2019 ANU Global Research Partnerships Scheme NEW

INFN - program UE Marie-Curie NEW

Registrations for NECTAR Forum 2019 are now open NEW


Fulbright Scholarships Program

The Fulbright Program is the flagship foreign exchange scholarship program of the United States of America, aimed at increasing binational research collaboration, cultural understanding, and the exchange of ideas. The 2020 round of Fulbright Australia applications will remain open until 15 July 2019. 

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According to a new study, racial and gender biases plague postdoc hiring in biology and in physics. The study highlights both the pervasive nature of various biases in science as well as important disciplinary differences.

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Keep Informed

ANU Events

ANU Reporter NEW

(CHM/CoS) Deans' Bulletin




School Seminar

13 June
Mr Jean-Baptiste Gorce
Self-organization of active particles in liquid metamaterials

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June Seminars

11 June
Ms Faiza Naseem
Atomic Time Delay in Nobel Gas Atoms
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14 June
Ms Zahra Azimi
InGaAs nanowires grown by selective area metal organic vapour phase epitaxy
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17 June
Prof Xiao Wei Sun
Quantum dot displays
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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 Sullivan will be away 10-14 June, Cormac Corr will be acting HoD.

Cedric Simenel will be away 3-25 June. Acting HoD during this period is Murray Batchelor 3-10 June and Vanessa Robins 11-25 June.


Department Meetings

No meetings scheduled this week.


Building Update

Infrastructure Upgrade Program

Two weeks ahead

Two day program


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.



JCS Strategic Priorities Plan

CoS Academic Performance Standards

CV Guidelines


Contacts for RSPE – College Jaeger Hub

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