By Blogger Anna Phan
A new era in [Australian] particle physics…
“Yesterday was the official opening of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Particle Physics at the Terascale (CoEPP). The Centre is a collaborative research venture that brings experimental and theoretical physicists together from around the country to coordinate research regarding terascale particle physics with a concentration on ATLAS.
According to the Australian Research Council, a Centre for Excellence is a prestigious hub of expertise … in research areas of national priority. The application process for such a Centre is a very long and drawn-out process, but well worth it if successful with the CoEPP having been awarded around $25 million over seven years.
Such a large injection of funding drives the rapidly changing state of Australian particle physics. For example, the ATLAS experimental particle physics research group at the University of Melbourne where I did my PhD now has five new postdocs and one new academic, while the theoretical particle physics research group has three new postdocs. There are interesting times ahead…”
See Anna’s post here.