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2018 December
  • As part of the exhibition "Waging Peace" at UniSA's Museum of Discovery, CSSM staff member Dr. Paddy McGee has provided visualisations of satellite orbits for the "Orbitopia" section of the exhibition. The exhibition will run until April 2019.
2018 November
2018 April
  • GPU technology: Dr. Waseem Kamleh outlines the importance of Graphics Processing Units in the development of QCD calculations by CSSM researchers. Read how NCI's facilities are helping our research (external link ).
2018 February
  • 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
    2017 October
        • QCD and HPC: Professor Derek Leinweber and the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre at UWA have published two videos (Part 1 and Part 2 Link to external site), 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.
    2017 July
        • An article on the CSSM, including outlines of recent research findings, was published by "Science in Public" Link to external site. 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
      • James Zanotti describes the importance of access to national computing resources to the Centre's research, on the National Computational Infrastructure websiteExternal link to NCI website, with further references to this research on the NCI TwitterExternal link to NCI Twitter (refer to Jan. 22nd) and FacebookExternal link to NCI Facebook (refer to Jan. 22nd) feeds.
  • 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.

    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.

  • 2014-2015
    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.

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University of Adelaide,
South Australia 5005.

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