News and Events (See also Colloquia/Seminars)
The Gordon Godfrey Bequest promotes the advancement of theoretical physics within the University by providing
limited financial support to assist in the travel and
accommodation expenses of academic visitors to the
University in this area. Applications for financial support for visitors in 2013 will be considered shortly by the Gordon
Godfrey Committee. Further information
School of Physics Internal Exams Semester 2, 2013
PHYS1141 Higher Physics 1A (Special), new first year physics course for Advanced Science students in Semester 1, 2014 PHYS1141 Higher Physics 1A (Special) and PHYS1241 Higher Physics 1B (Special) are single-session 6UoC 'companion' courses developed primarily for Science students who are considering undertaking an Advanced Science degree (Physics Major). Further information .
Vacation Research Scholarships
Applications for the Faculty of Science and School of Physics Summer Vacation Research Scholarships are now open. Further Information.
Casual Laboratory Demonstrators - First Year Physics Teaching Laboratory
The School of Physics invites expressions of interest from enthusiastic, suitably qualified people to work as demonstrators in First Year Physics laboratory classes. Enquire from Jan 8th 2013. Further information. Download and complete application form .
Faculty of Science Honours Relocation Scholarships
The Dean's Honours Relocation Scholarship (valued at $5,000) is a new scheme designed to provide opportunities for high-performing students not studying at UNSW to do their Honours year in the Faculty of Science. Details of the scholarship are available on the Faculty of Science website, and details of Honours in the School of Physics can be found here.
Top-Up PhD Scholarship in Astrophysics
School of Physics, University of New South Wales
A top-up scholarship, valued at A$5,000 per annum for 3-years, is available for international and Australian PhD students enrolled at UNSW to work with Professor Michael Burton on an ARC-funded Discovery Project entitled “Dark Gas and the Formation of Molecular Clouds”. Further Information
Ph.D. openings in Nanoelectronics for 2013 (pdf flyer)
The Nanoelectronics group (Micolich) is looking to recruit Ph.D. students for 2013. Projects offered will be on the electronic properties of devices based on semiconductor nanowires. Full details of the groups research can be found at http://www.phys.unsw.edu.au/nanoelectronics/
New courses at the School of Physics
PHYS1160 Introductory Astronomy - a new, online only, first year course in astronomy. Suitable as an elective or as a General Studies subject for non-science students. Further information
PHYS1211 Energy and Environmental Physics - an introduction to the physics of energy use and the environment. Suitable as an elective course in first year or as a General Studies subject for non-science students. Further information
Also see the First Year Physics website for contact details.