Clearly it has been a productive year for Nutsinee Kijbuncchoo (CGA) and Anthony Leung (DQS) who have each won a place in this year's 3MT ANU final, a competition that our PhD students have traditionally done very well in. If you would like to see Nutsinee present “Catching the Waves in the Sea of Noise” and Anthony present “Catching light to protect your privacy” you will need to register for the event. The final kicks off at midday this Friday, 4th Sep. All the best to you both!
My congratulations to Ruvi Lecamwasam (DQS) on receiving the 2020 Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Tutoring or Demonstrating, announced this this morning. It is wonderful to see the members of our education team recognised for their outstanding efforts.
Our iconic HPG sculpture, seen top right, is a reminder of the big science our School is known for. Before the end of this year the HPG will be moved to the entrance of the new building. Not widely known is that under the 30 Tonne structure lay a time capsule from 1989. When we relocate the sculpture we aim to re-bury the original time capsule, and add another from this period. What would you want a community 50 or 100 years from now to now about Physics at ANU? At present we have a large approximately 3 litre stainless steel vessel, so objects will have to be small and archival. Please turn your minds to what might capture the moment and over the next few months we will start to curate the collection. I will advertise the schedule for sealing the capsule when I know more.
This week’s pic shows (left) Uyen Nguyen, Sonia Padrun, me and Karen Nulty all sporting various forms of purple last Friday in support of the LGBTIQ community.
Have a good week,