Founder's Day 2019

70 Years of Physics at ANU

Founder's Day is the annual celebration honouring Sir Mark Oliphant and his vision for the physical sciences. It is the most significant event on the Physics calendar and a chance to announce the School and Endowment award winners. 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the laying of the foundation stone by Prime Minister Ben Chifley and 70 years of Physics at The Australian National University.

Please save the date and join us as we showcase some of the highlights in research and education over the past year, spanning each Department and from the Honorary Faculty. The morning presentations will lead into the usual lavish BBQ lunch. We look forward to welcoming you to this celebration.

Date & time

Fri 25 Oct 2019, 9am–2pm


Leonard Huxley Theatre and Oliphant tea room and gardens


Staff, students and public welcome