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Luiten gets physics chair at Adelaide

Professor Andre Luiten will relocate from Western Australia to take up the chair of experimental physics at the University of Adelaide in February 2013, with support from a $1 million South Australian Research Fellowship. Luiten will bring with him a team of researchers to establish a suite of facilities for precision measurement. Based in the University’s School of Chemistry & Physics, Luiten will conduct research within the Institute for Photonics & Advanced Sensing. The appointment was announced by Tom Kenyon, SA’s science and information economy minister. Luiten was the joint inaugural winner of the WA Premier’s Prize for Early Career Achievement in Science and was awarded the Bragg Gold Medal for Physics in 1996. The SA government first supported a chair of experimental physics at the university in 1990, with Professor Jesper Munch appointed to that position. Munch is now retiring from the chair after 22 years.

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