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Weekly newsletter | vol 45 no 4 | 27–31 January 2020


Dear Colleagues,

What a week! I am relieved that no one was injured in the hailstorm.

I would like to thank Graeme, Simon, Pat and Andrew for working tirelessly during the week to ensure our buildings and labs are made safe. Thanks is also extended to James for leading and coordinating the School's effort with Central Area.

Naturally with so much damage of infrastructure located on rooftops, the process of bringing all affected facilities back online will take some time. Be rest assured that we are working to open up the affected labs ASAP, and if safe to do so. 

Please continue to observe and obey all signage, and report any problems/issues that we may have missed. We will keep you updated on the progress of each affected lab. Thank you all for your patience.

I hope that your cars are being fixed.

Have a good week

Hoe Tan
Acting Director


National Climate Emergency Summit

NCE Summit, Melbourne, 14-15 February. 

Recognition that climate change now constitutes a global emergency is spreading rapidly around the world.  Millions of citizens are now ready to mobilise and are urging their governments to recognise the full level of threat and to work toward achieving a safe climate at emergency speed. Register now to be part of the conversation.


Energy Change Institute Open Day 17 Feb

The Energy Change Institute Open Day showcases the latest energy research from ANU and our collaborators and provides a platform for exchanging ideas for ANU researchers, industry, government agencies and other energy stakeholders.

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Frontier and Centre

ANU Centre for Gravitational Astrophysics (CGA) kicked off Jan 1st, 2020. The Centre is established jointly under RSPhys and RSAA and aims to advance the science and technology of gravitational wave astrophysics and to build a world-leading role for ANU in this field. 

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In 2019, the Australian Government Workplace Gender Equality Agency commissioned a report looking at leading practices in gender equitable recruitment and promotion. The report concludes that gender bias creates inequalities at every stage of the employment cycle. Gender-based stereotypes affect which candidates get recruited for certain roles and which do not, which candidates get selected for those roles and why, how salaries are negotiated, how managers provide feedback to their employees, and which employees receive career development opportunities and career encouragement and which do not. It also provides evidence-based suggestions for creating more equitable recruitment and promotion systems.

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

Community STEM Engagement Grants 2020 Deadline 19 February 2020





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.


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.


International Women's Day Science in the Pub

Where: Smiths Alternative, 76 Alinga St
When: 7 PM Friday 6th March, 2020

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