ANU Department of Applied Mathematics, Research School of Physical Sciences

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ANU Department of Applied Mathematics, Research School of Physical Sciences

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1970 -

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The Department of Applied Mathematics within the Research School of Physical Sciences was established in 1970 with the appointment of its foundation professor, Barry Ninham. Its main activities were mathematical research and instrumental innovation, in particular, research on colloid and surface science. The Department also led to the establishment of the Optical Sciences Centre. In 1991 the Research School of Physical Sciences became the Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering.

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Entered from deposit description on 26 February 2013

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Trevor Ophel and John Jenkin. Fire in the Belly: the first 50 years of the pioneer School at the ANU, http://physics.anu.edu.au/fire_in_the_belly/Fire_in_the_Belly06.pdf
Department of Applied Mathematics, http://physics.anu.edu.au/appmaths/history.php

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