Grants 2007

The School continued to build on research successes in recent years,being awarded 13 new ARC grants beginning in 2007, totaling $5.7M over 5 years. There were a further 8 grants awarded in collaboration with otherinstitutions totaling $6.0M over 5 years. These grants were awarded through Discovery Projects, (including 2 QEII Fellowships), LIEF and Linkage grant schemes. Details are listed below, together with 2007 new grant funding (total $1.9M).

ARC LIEF GRANTS - EQUIPMENT - INTERNATIONAL VISITING RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS - POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS

ARC LIEF GRANTS

Prof Marcela Bilek - $750,000
Comprehensive Analysis Facility for Thin Films and Surfaces

This was one of ten grants awarded to the University in 2008, and the second largest funded.

UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY GRANTS FOR MAJOR EQUIPMENT

Professor Ben Eggleton - $61,900
PicoSolve optical sampling oscilloscope PSO 101A

INTERNATIONAL VISITING RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS

A/Professor Ole Bang - Department of Photonics & Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark

Dr Theo ten Brummelaar - Centre for High Angular Astronomy, Georgia State University

Professor Moshe Elitzer - Physics and Astronomy Department, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky

Professor Craig Kletzing Ð Department of Astronomy, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

Professor Walfhard Moeller - Department of Physics, Technische Universitat Dresden, Dresden, Germany

A/Professor Jeremy OÕBrien Ð Centre for Quantum Photonics, University of Bristol

Professor Matthius Scheffler Ð Fritz Haber Institute, The Max Planck Society, Berlin, Germany.

UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWS

The School of Physics hosted two of seven University fellowships awarded in 2008.

Dr Florian Girelli
formerly The International School of Advanced Sciences, SISSA, Trieste, Italy. Research field: Quantum reference frames in quantum gravity and quantum information theory

Dr Gregory Madsen
Formerly the Anglo-Australian Observatory, Sydney.
Research field: Interstellar Ionised gas and the evolution of galaxies

Grants proposed and 'received' in 2008 for work in 2009:

O'Byrne, J.W., Thompson, R,
'Just in Time' teaching in Physics
Faculty SciFER grant - $5,000

O'Byrne, J.W., Thompson, R., Tarrant, R.,
Video presentation of first year physics concept maps
Small TIES grant - $5,108

O'Byrne, J.W., Meikle, S, Robinson, J.
A new approach to teaching Medical Radiation Physics
Large TIES grant - $46,500

MD Sharma, Les Kirkup (UTS) and project team.
Australian Learning and Teaching Council - Forging New Directions in Physics Education in Australian Universities
$130 K over 2008-2009.

Wheatland, M.S. and Hudson, T.S.
Subject retention rates in physics and chemistry
Faculty SciFER grant - $2500