- ARC funding: in the November 2017 announcement of Discovery Projects 2018 round 1, CSSM director Professor Tony Thomas (with three colleagues from other institutions) was successful in obtaining a three-year grant for $371,950. The project aims to leverage Australian capacity in nuclear theory to produce the first predictive model with a modern realistic nuclear interaction, with regards to the structure and interactions of atomic nuclei in terms of their microscopic constituents.
- 2017 News
- QCD and HPC: Professor Derek Leinweber and the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre at UWA have published a video , in which Derek describes his research into lattice field theory and its relationship to the origin of mass - as well as the great importance of up-to-date supercomputing facilities to computationally-intensive research areas.
- CSSM PhD graduate Dr. Phiala Shanahan was named in this year's "Forbes 30 under 30", and will take up positions at William and Mary College, and JLab.
- An article on the CSSM, including outlines of recent research findings, was published by "Science in Public" . Here is the link to the article.
- The CSSM is hosting QCD Downunder 2017, at the Cairns Novotel Oasis resort. This workshop brings together researchers in non-perturbative field theory, hadron physics and related fields.
2017 : April
- An article by Ross Young, describing recent work by Sufian et al on the influence of strange quarks on the electric-charge distribution and magnetic moment of the proton, has been published in Nature .
2017 : January
- 2016 News
- The Proceedings of INPC 2016 are now available via this page. They are presented as PDF files. Please be aware that some presentations that are listed in the conference program are not available.
2016 : September
- INPC 2016, Sunday 11/9 to Friday 16/9. The 26th International Nuclear Physics Conference was held in Adelaide 11-16 September, 2016 and is a major meeting in the field and is held only once every three years and rotates between Europe, North America and the rest of the world, and this was the first time that the Conference was held in Australia. INPC 2016 was attended by 500 international and national participants. Professor A.W. Thomas was the INPC 2016 Chair.
2016 : July
- Sophie Underwood has qualified for her PhD, supervised by Professor Tony Thomas.
- John Sharley has qualified for his PhD, supervised by Professors John Carver and Tony Thomas.
- PhD candidate Finn Stokes (supervisor Professor Derek Leinweber) has been awarded an Intel Student Fellowship. One of only two such Fellowships, this was given for his outstanding research accomplishments in the field of Lattice QCD. The award, sponsored by Intel, will be presented at Lattice 2016, the International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory to be held at University of Southampton, UK in July.
2016 : April
Preparations are well under way for this year's International Nuclear Physics Conference, to be held in Adelaide in September this year. Please see the official conference website for more information.
2016 : March
Prof. Tony Thomas gave an interview on Radio Adelaide's "The Sound of Science" series, entitled "The Science of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle". Please click here to visit Radio Adelaide's site to hear the interview.
2015 : November 30th
Congratulations to Ross Young upon his promotion to Associate Professor.
2014 : August 9th
Professor Tony Thomas is SA Scientist of the Year
University of Adelaide leading particle physicist Professor Anthony (Tony) Thomas is South Australian Scientist of the Year for 2014.
Announced last night as part of the Science Excellence Awards, Professor Thomas is Australian Laureate Fellow and Elder Professor of Physics in the University's School of Chemistry and Physics.
He heads both the ARC Centre of Excellence for Particle Physics at the Terascale at the University of Adelaide and the ARC Special Research Centre for the Subatomic Structure of Matter.
Professor Anthony Thomas aims to unravel the rich and complex structure of subatomic matter, which remains one of the great challenges in physics.
His research uses a unique approach of connecting experiment, theory, advanced computations and simulation that impact on fundamental questions about the nature of our universe, financial markets, atmospheric and climate studies.
Using his extensive international collaborative networks, Professor Thomas has created a globally visible program at the forefront of subatomic physics that has put South Australia in the middle of a major international scientific endeavour.
- October 2006, Adelaidean: Particle research recognised in physics award
- September 2006, ABC Science Online: Physicists charged over strange quarks
- September 2006, Fermilab Today: Physicists charged over strange quarks
- September 2006, Adelaidean: New clue to world's tiniest particles
- August 2005, Adelaidean: Strange particles a quark of nature
- Friday, 17 December 2004: Adelaide physics link to Nobel Prize lecture
- Wednesday, 30 May 2001: The future face of computing
- Wednesday, 29 November 2000: National conference to see why less is more
- Monday, 19 June 2000: Sun and Adelaide University to create world-leading supercomputing system