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Monthly Archives: November 2014

  • National Prize for Flood Risk project

    National Prize for Flood Risk project

    The Geoscience Australia project, Water Observations from Space (WOfS), with support from NCI was recognised at the annual Resilient Australia Awards this week.Part of the National Flood Risk Information Project, WOfS used decades of satellite imagery to show the history of surface water across the nation since 1987, providing emergency managers with a new understanding of potential flood impacts. The project won the award for nationally significant work in the Government category.“The WOfS project shows a national picture of surface ... Read More

  • Academy awards

    Academy awards

    Two NCI researchers have been honoured by the Australian Academy of Sciences for their contributions to science.Professor Denis Evans and Associate Professor Kylie Catchpole from ANU were awarded the 2015 David Craig Medal for outstanding contributions to chemical research and the Inaugural John Booker Medal in Engineering Science, respectively.Professor Evans has made several outstanding contributions to classical statistical mechanics of nonequilibrium systems. He has long been credited with the derivation of Molecular Dynamics algorithms for computing transport properties of fluids and ... Read More

  • Computer evolution

    Computer evolution

    There are several striking aspects to this article about the University’s Computer Centre, found in a dusty 1970 edition of ANU Reporter.First is the black and white image of Computer Centre staff testing the interface between a computer and one of its “standard processing devices” – a trusty typewriter.Computers have come a long way since then. The days of punch cards and metres-long printouts are now, depending on your age, either a nostalgic memory, a (thankfully) distant awkward stage, or, ... Read More

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