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Weekly newsletter | vol 45 no 3 | 20–24 January 2020


Director's Message

Dear Colleagues,

We congratulate Prof. Ping Koy Lam and A/Prof. Ben Buchler for their success in the ARC LIEF 2020 grant.
The project, led by our colleagues in Engineering, is to establish an Advanced Multifunctional Electro-Opto-Magneto-Mechanical Analysis Platform.

For all those submitting a DP21 proposal you are reminded they are due at the Research Office on 29th January 2020. Please see further details below.

Information for the ANU community in response to the Australian bushfires can be found HERE. You are reminded that if you and your immediate family have been directly impacted by the bushfires and need additional support, please talk to your supervisor or DA in the first instance.

Have a good week.

Hoe Tan
Acting Physics Director


Factsheet to help beat the health hazards of smoke haze

With major cities across Australia choking on thick clouds of hazardous smoke, an expert from The Australian National University (ANU) has released freely accessible new factsheets on how to best protect yourself from bushfire smoke.

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WEBINAR: Grant Writing vs. Academic Writing

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ARC DP21 round - important dates

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Women in STEM Workshop

A workshop ed by Dr Merryn McKinnon will be held on Thursday, 6 February 2020. Please join us and learn  more about Imposter Syndrome and practical advice on how to recognise and overcome this common psychological phenomenon.

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Jobs in Industry

Please join us to celebrate and launch PostAc®, a new tool that uses machine learning to help PhD students & graduates find great jobs in industry 3 Feb 2020. 

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Aspen 2020 Summer Program

The program of the Aspen Center for Physics is based on individual and collaborative research and the informal
exchange of ideas. The Summer Program is held 24 May  to 13 September. Applications close 31 January 2020.

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Quantum Characterization of Intermediate Scale Systems (QCISS) Applications due 28 January 2020

Robotics, Automation and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Command and Control Centre and Mission Control Centre. Deadline 18 February 2020.


Department of Industry, Innovation and Science: Maker Projects: Community STEM Engagement Grants 2020 Closing date: 19 February 2020 

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Timely Treadlies

To comply with recent Comcare requirements, all staff and students using one of the Physics Timely Treadlies must complete a "Declaration of Competence to ride a Bicycle" form.  Please see the Oliphant reception or DQS administrator for further details.


Director's Office
Tim Senden will be away from 1 - 31 Jan. The acting Director will be Hoe Tan.

John Close will be on leave 1-29 Jan, Ben Buchler will be acting HoD during this period.

Andrew Stuchbery will be away 23 Dec - 2 Feb. Tibor Kibedi will be acting HoD during this period.


Equity and Diversity

A recent survey of more than 4,000 scientists (mostly in UK) has painted a damning picture of the culture in which they work, suggesting that workplace environments that breed stress, anxiety, and harassment are damaging the quality of research.

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JCS Strategic Priorities Plan

CoS Academic Performance Standards

CV Guidelines


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