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Weekly newsletter | vol 46 no 2 | 18–22 January 2021


Director's Message

Dear Colleagues,

Welcome back after a lovely weekend.  It is a great pleasure to congratulate Distinguished Professor Chennupati Jagadish on recently being elected as a Foreign Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI), the oldest Science Academy of India. Jagadish was one of only four international researchers honoured this year.  He has the additionally rare honour of also being Foreign Fellow in the other two Science and Engineering academies in India.   (photo credit: Stuart Hay, ANU)

Last week the Associate Director (Education), Professor Joe Hoe, released the first round of teaching allocations.  During Department meetings I encourage all research staff to discuss who might lend a hand to the broad spectrum of teaching roles in the Physics Education Centre.  Teaching is a vital part of our research identity.

Professor Elena Ostrovskaya, Associate Director (Research) is currently working with those proposing ARC Discovery Grants in the next round.  If you have not done so already please ensure she is aware of your intentions.

And for next week, I hope you have an enjoyable Australia Day – Reflect, respect, celebrate.



Congratulations to the members of Nonlinear Physics Center for publishing a research paper (the first from the School and even ANU for 2021) in the highly ranked journal Nano Letters (Impact Factor 11.238), as a collaboration with the recently established Centre of Translational Atomaterials at the Swinburne University, the link to the paper is here.


Volume Imaging Symposium

16th – 19th of February 2021
FULLY ONLINE – 4 half-days

VIS 2021 encompasses all forms of imaging and analyses involving the generation of 3D volumetric data in all branches of science. This includes, but is not limited to, LIGHT, ELECTRON and X-RAY imaging modalities and the associated visualisation and analysis approaches common to these techniques.

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Oliphant Tea Room

The Oliphant tea room is open with tea bags & coffee sachets only.

Please remember to bring your own cup & spoon.


2021 Wall Planners

There will be no wall planners for 2021, due to the current financial constraints the University is operating under.


Know your administrator...

Julie Arnold - EME & NLPC

Petra Rickman - NP

Belinda Barbour - DQS

Nikki Azzopardi - AM, CPF, LPC & TP


NHMRC schemes opening in 2021 (Q1)

The College of Science Research Office (CRO) is now inviting notices of intent (NoI) to submit applications for the following schemes opening in 2021.


From Last Week

ANU Purchase Cards

Physics Intranet Procedures Updated


Physics @ ANU



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