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November 2017


MAGIC 2017

Mentoring and guidance in careers workshop
13–17 November 2017, University House, The Australian National University (ANU), Canberra

The inaugural MAGIC Workshop will present an opportunity to explore the many facets of forging a career in academic, government or industry settings, and to discuss how to create building blocks for success and resilience in careers.

Participation is limited to a maximum of 35 early career researchers (0-7 years post PhD) who are female or of diverse gender identity and who have a PhD in mathematical or physical sciences. The workshop is organised by Professors Mahananda Dasgupta (ANU) and Nalini Joshi (The University of Sydney) and is supported through the Australian Research Council’s Georgina Sweet Award as part of their Australian Laureate Fellowships.

To register, please complete the MAGIC17 application form by 13 August 2017.


January 2018


International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology


29 January–2 February 2018
University of Wollongong, NSW

The 2018 International Conference On Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICONN 2018), hosted by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Elecromaterials Science (ACES), will bring together Australian and International communities (students, scientists, engineers and stakeholders from academia, government laboratories, industry and other organisations) working in the field of nanoscale science and technology to discuss new and exciting advances in the field. ICONN will cover nanostructure growth, synthesis, fabrication, characterization, device design, theory, modeling, testing, applications, commercialisation, and health and safety aspects of nanotechnology. The five-day conference will feature plenary talks followed by technical symposia (parallel sessions) consisting of invited talks, oral and poster presentations. Two Nobel Prize winners have been confirmed as plenary speakers for this event—Sir Fraser Stoddart and Professor Ada Yonarth.

The event will include a joint showcase with six ARC Centres of Excellence:

  • ARC Centre of Excellence for Elecromaterials Science
  • ARC Centre of Excellence in Convergent Bio-Nano Science and Technology
  • ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics
  • ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science
  • ARC Centre of Excellence in Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies
  • ARC Centre of Excellence for Ultrahigh bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems.

For more information, visit the ICONN 2018 website.