Fewer physics profs at ANU

Science is set to take the hardest hit in the COVID-19 restructure plan

The version announced in October has ANU’s College of Science losing a net 103 positions – 130 gone or going with 27 hires, (CMM October 14).

Which presents the “Resist Cuts at ANU” campaign with an irresistible rhetorical question, “where will Australia’s next Nobel Prize come from?” Perhaps the answer expected is not from the Research School of Physics where, five professor positions are proposed to be disestablished.

Assuming management’s mind is not changed, the implementation plan for the college’s new organisation is due today week, to commence January 11.