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[Image appears of Scott Martin talking to the camera on the main screen and participants can be seen inset at the bottom of the screen]


Scott Martin: A very warm welcome to everyone attending today to the 2022 CSIRO Alumni Scholarship in Physics Ceremony. My name is Scott Martin. I’m the Site Leader at CSIRO’s Lindfield site and I was also a colleague of the four scientists which this award commemorates. I’d like to start by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the beautiful bushland in which the Lindfield site is nestled in the Lane Cove National Park. They are the Terramerragal and Gammeraigal people of the Darug nation. It’s very sad today that we can’t conduct this ceremony in person. It’s always a very welcome opportunity for current staff at CSIRO to connect with former staff in the Alumni as well as the family and friends associated with this scholarship. And here’s hoping that next time we can resume in person at the Lindfield site and view the lovely trees we planted in, in memory of our, our colleagues.


Let me describe the order of, of events this afternoon. Firstly, I will hand over to Dr Bob Steele who will expand on the scholarship itself and then we are absolutely delighted that Professor Bronwyn Fox, CSIRO’s Chief Scientist can join us today, and she will provide a, a brief address and formally present the scholarship. Trey Guest will give his presentation from his work. He’s joining us from the very early morning in Hamburg in Germany, where he’s already travelling. And, and I’d just like to say that during his presentation you can post any questions that you have in the Chat function and we’ll be able to cover some of those if we have time. And then the last thing on the agenda today is transferring back to Australia for Leanne Harris from Laboratories Credit Union to announce the Tertiary Scholarships for 2022. Laboratory Credit Union was created by CSIRO staff more than 65 years ago and has been a financial contributor to the CSIRO Alumni Scholarship from the very outset and it’s, although LCU now serves customers beyond CSIRO, there remains a very strong connection between CSIRO and the Alumni and the family and friends. So, let me now hand over and ask Bob Steele to tell us a little bit about the scholarship.


[Image changes to show Robert Steele talking on the main screen and participants can be seen in the bar at the bottom of the screen]


Robert Steele: Thank you Scott and thank you Dr Fox for coming on and as Chief Scientist of the CSIRO and helping us out in this rather awkward, non-face-to-face meeting. We appreciate that very much. Scott is to blame partly for this because he approached me after Leanne, and the previous Chairman of the Laboratories Credit Union said, “What’s the Alumni doing?”. And I said, “Well we’re, we’re organising events to try and get people from, retired from CSIRO, and from people who are at CSIRO to get closer together so some of those experiences that an old codger like me has been through can be passed on”, etc., etc. And they challenged me, Leanne and Michael Sinclair challenged me, and they said, “What are you, what are you doing about future scientists?”. And I thought this was a, a big challenge but they put some money in front of it and coincidentally at a similar time Scott approached me and said, “I’ve got some money saved up from the friends and families of the four scientists who had passed away”. So, together and with the help of the Credit Union we were able to get this scholarship up and running.


It’s in no way all my doing. I’ve got very little to do with it apart from pretending to be the chair of this meeting, of the, of the Alumni, the New South Wales branch. But the success I see with the scholarship has been that we’ve had at least six now, and Trey you’re the seventh. So, seven’s my lucky number, and so I don’t expect anything less than a Nobel prize. So, I think this is one of the things we can have from there. And we, what we do is we send out, open up the scholarship for people from around Australia. This usually involves me sending out a range of emails to various physics departments around Australia and getting replies back. And we usually get anywhere between ten and 20 applications, maybe more sometimes depending upon the year. And this has been a particularly tough year for research during the pandemic as it was in the previous year. So, I was very pleased to get a lot of applications. Pleased is probably an exaggeration because then you have to make a terrible decision about who is the one that we are going to award the scholarship to rather than just throw it in the air, and for which I am very lucky to have a very, very competent Assessment Committee and they’ve been very helpful.


[Image continues to show Robert talking to the camera on the main screen and participants can be seen in the bar at the bottom of the screen]


And the Credit Union supplies many of the members of the Alumni’s Committee as well and they’ve been fantastic in giving support both financially and also giving their in kind support to this committee over the years. So, I’m very grateful for them. The generous donations of the Alumni has kept this going. And I just want to remind everyone before I hand over to Professor Fox that if you type in the Google search engine, goodness, forgive me for saying that, “CSIRO Give Now”, or “Give Now CSIRO” you will find the donation portal for giving more money to the, to this fabulous cause. It supports young scientists going on their career and I can’t think of anything that I’m more proud to be a part of. Thank you Scott and thank you Leanne and the rest of everyone for helping me here, for doing this. It’s been an absolutely fantastic time, very proud of it. So, without any further to do I’d like to hand over to CSIRO’s Chief Scientist to give a few words about Trey and the scholarship. Thank you very much.


[Image changes to show Dr Bronwyn Ford talking to the camera on the main screen and participants can be seen in the bar at the bottom of the screen]


Dr Bronwyn Ford: Thank you so much for your kind introduction. I’d also like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land from which I’m joining you today, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation and to pay my respect to their Elders, past and present. Thank you so much Scott and Bob for that very kind introduction and for curating this wonderful event today. I’m so thrilled to be here. I’m thrilled to be here as CSIRO Chief Scientist but also as a CSIRO Alumni. My very first job after university was at the CSIRO Chemicals and Polymers Division in Clayton, just a few hundred metres from where my desk is now. So, that’s where I started my career and I’ve done a, quite a big loop to come back and I’m really passionate about what you’re doing here today because I’ve seen firsthand how scholarships and awards can absolutely change lives in early career researchers.


And I can think of a couple of examples in my own life. And one of them was, you know, about 15 years ago I was given the opportunity through the then, what was then the Advanced Manufacturing Co-operative Research Centre to study at INSEAD and to do a course on strategic R&D leadership and it was absolutely transformational. So, you know, it’s wonderful to see this award and it would be fantastic to see the outcome that it achieves for Trey in time. So, physics is also something that’s really dear to my heart. Even though I’m a material scientist and, and engineer, I’ve had the opportunity to collaborate with fantastic x-ray scientists at the Australian Synchrotron and also through Deakin University and the CSIRO group where we’ve really used x-ray science to understand the microstructure of carbon fibre and have been able to interrogate that structure and look at the crystallinity to the point where we could then predict properties from the final fibre and understand where the fibres were and the carbon fibre composites are. I’m a big fan of x-ray science and physics in particular.


[Image continues to show Bronwyn talking to the camera on the main screen and the participants can be seen in the bar at the bottom of the screen]


And, you know, it really goes without saying that scholarships can be incredibly helpful in impacting the lives of young scientists and help them to build their careers. And at CSIRO we understand that that’s the most important investment that we can make in our future. The scientists that we invested in decades ago, and have now been instrumental in leading us through the pandemic in such a variety of ways, and we need to make sure that we are creating the future science leaders who will take the reins and build on their legacy. And research in physics and mathematics will be fundamental to this and to Australia’s future prosperity. We have emerging industries and opportunities that are in a range of different related disciplines such as Space enabled technology, quantum technologies, artificial intelligence, intelligent materials, energy, optical communications and computing just to name a few. All of these areas are going to power industry transformation and create jobs and wealth for generations to come.


The Alumni Scholarship in Physics is intended to help connect the brightest young physicists or mathematicians to a leading research centre overseas so that they can extend their knowledge and experience and access facilities across the world to further their research. It’s a tremendous opportunity and I want to sincerely thank the CSIRO Alumni and LCU, thank you Leanne, along with the broader CSIRO network, as well as family and friends who have been instrumental in setting up this scholarship. Sincerely, thank you to all of you. We also recognise and are grateful to everyone who’s donated to our scholarship funds to help us to continue to award this prize each year and support young scientists. Your generosity is very much appreciated and it genuinely makes a difference.


[Image continues to show Bronwyn talking to the camera on the main screen and the participants can be seen in the bar at the bottom of the screen]


I also want to mention the fantastic work of the CSIRO, CSIRO Alumni in supporting a network of more than 4,400 members in Australia and around Australia to share research experiences and learnings for the betterment of the group. I encourage both past and existing CSIRO colleagues to get involved, create new connections, rediscover old friends, and reignite old connections that could open doors for you. Today, we celebrate the latest winner of this CSIRO Alumni Physics Scholarship, and I am pleased to award it to Trey Guest for his project entitled “Wavefront Characterisation of MHz X-ray Free Electron Laser Pulses”.


[Image shows Bronwyn holding up a certificate on the main screen and continuing to talk to the camera and the participants can be seen in the bar at the bottom]


So, Trey I have your certificate here virtually which we will send a version of you into the post, probably not to Hamburg, probably to your Australian address. But we’re just absolutely delighted to award this to you today. And it’s great that you’re already in Hamburg. I… and, you know, you’ve beat us to the punch there because you’re not travelling to Hamburg, you’re already, you’re already there, and that you’re really going to be implementing the wavefront sensing schemes that you designed using your simulation. So, it’s always wonderful to see simulations spring to life in a real world environment, and that you conducted these preliminary experiments at the Imaging and Medical Beamline at the Australian Synchrotron place that’s very dear to my heart, as is Germany, and, you know, it’s just such a wonderful country with some incredible work being done at the forefront of science and technology and innovation. And I hope that you have the chance to really, not just explore the incredible science there, but also the food, the beer, and the wonderful environment that you’re in.


So, congratulations Trey on this award and on your future contribution to Australian science. I’m going to be watching you. I know that you’re going to go on to achieve great things and I’m really looking forward to seeing the impact of your research. So, without further ado I’d like to present you with the Scholarship Award and congratulations on your tremendous achievement. I’m really looking forward to hearing from you and we’ll pass over to you now so that we can hear about your exciting research. Congratulations.


[Image changes to show Trey Guest talking on the main screen and the participants can be seen in the bar at the bottom of the screen]


Trey Guest: Thank you Bronwyn and thank you everyone for joining. I’ll just share my slides. I won’t be a second. So, I believe everyone should be able to see that now.


[Image changes to show a slide on the screen showing the European XFEL, La Trobe University and CSIRO logos, and text appears: Wavefront Characterisation of MHz XFEL Pulses, Trey Guest, 23/03/2022, 2022 CSIRO Alumni Scholarship in Physics, Contact –]


I just want to start by expressing sort of deep gratitude to CSIRO and CSIRO Alumni as well as everyone who’s contributed to the scholarship and enabled this opportunity for me to go and, and spend time in an international research institute as a student. It’s quite heart warming to know that there is support out there that, that looks at integrating us with the wider community outside of Australia. I also want to acknowledge the significance of this scholarship from a personal aspect. There are ultimately people in the audience who are, are friends and loved ones of the physicists whose values this scholarship represents and I just hope that I can convey that, that personal significance. It means something to me, and I understand that I’m a representation of, of what this means to you and also the physicist that it’s in honour of. So, as we may have prefaced, my name is Trey Guest. I’m doing my PhD at La Trobe University and I’m now in Hamburg at The European XFEL.


[Image changes to show a new slide showing a photo of the European XFEL on the right, and text appears on the left: The European XFEL, The CSIRO Alumni scholarship will in-part fund a 9 month placement at the European XFEL – a €1.22 Billion research facility, commissioned in 2017 and funded by 12 Countries, X-ray Free Electron Lasers (XFELS) are next-generation synchrotron radiation sources, XFEL radiation is ultra-bright and femtosecond duration, Science applications using XFEL sources are widespread – particularly for the study of nano- and atomic scale systems relevant to applications health, environment and energy, I am working with researchers at the SPB-SFX instrument at the European XFEL, which was primarily designed for the 3D structural determination of crystalline and non-crystalline biological objects]


And so the Euro… the CSIRO Alumni Scholarship in part is going to fund a nine month placement for myself at the European XFEL, which is a €1.2 billion x-ray facility commissioned in 2017, and it’s funded by 12 countries in and around Europe. So X-ray Free Electron Lasers or XFELS as we might call them are next generation synchrotron sources. It’s sort of an upgrade to, to what we have at the Australian Synchrotron here. And the radiation is, sort of orders of magnitude brighter than we might get at the typical synchrotron source, and the significance is it means that we’re able to generate pulsars that are femtosecond duration. So, they’re ultra-short duration. And just like synchrotron sources, the science applications of XFELS are quite widespread, particularly they’re useful for the study of sort of nano and atomic scale systems, and this has huge implications in the fields of health, environment and energy. In particular, I’m working with researchers at the SPB-SFX Beamline at the European XFEL, which is primarily concerned with the 3D structural characterisation of crystalline or non-crystalline biological materials. So, I suppose in that part it’s going to shade this presentation today.


[Image changes to show a new slide showing diagrams of different single particle imaging, and text appears: Science Opportunities – Single Particle Imaging, The capacity to deliver ultra-short, femtosecond pulses overcomes limitations due to radiation damage, and the high-brightness of the pulses allows for an improved number of scattered photons, This will enable the study of important biological systems that whose structure cannot be determined by synchrotron or electron microscope sources, In SPI, diffraction patterns from identical samples are injected into the focus of the beam at random orientations are collated to solve for the electron density of the sample, Typical proteins require approximately 106 diffraction patterns, The European XFEL is the first MHz repetition-rate XFEL source and will subsequently improve imaging outcomes by allowing increased data acquisition rates]


So, one of the, one of the primary science opportunities that’s, that’s enabled by XFELs is the capacity to do structural determination of biological objects in the form of single particle imaging, right. So, the idea is that by being able to deliver these ultra-short pulses that are, are femtosecond duration we overcome issues in radiation damage that we might have in say typical crystallography or, or imaging applications. And the high brightness of the pulse means that we’re just able to generate a much larger signal. And so this is going to enable the study of important biological systems that aren’t necessarily amenable to synchrotron or electron microscope sources, right. An example of these are membrane proteins which might be particularly hard to crystallise.


So, in single particle imaging we’re essentially collecting diffraction patterns from identical copies of particles that are injected into the focus of the XFEL beam. And these are at random orientations and we essentially are collating these orientations to reconstruct the electron density of the sample. For a typical protein it might require up to say a million, or ten million diffraction patterns to reach Angstrom resolutions. And this is sort of compounded by the fact that hit rates on the order of say 1%, so only 1% of the time does an x-ray actually hit one of these samples injected into the beam mean that we actually need to deliver more x-ray pulses to the sample, and the European XFEL plays a role in this. It’s the first MHz repetition-rate XFEL source. It operates at 4.5 MHz in comparison to say LCLS which operates at 120 Hz. And that sort of subsequently enables new opportunities just by being able to collect more data from our samples, but it also opens up opportunities in say the imaging of dynamic systems.


[Image changes to show a new slide on the screen showing models of the SASE Process and the Beam Transport and Detection Process on the left, and text heading and text appears: Challenges in Characterising XFEL Pulses, Despite early success, variations that occur between XFEL pulses on a pulse-to-pulse basis will limit the viability of demanding SPI experiments, There are multiple potential sources of variation between XFEL pulses at the European XFEL, Our capacity to understand the source and magnitude of these variations from pulse-to-pulse is contingent on having a method of characterising the wavefront of the beam, The extreme brightness, ultrashort duration and fast repetition rate of the pulses at the European XFEL means that current understandings of pulse-to-pulse variability is limited]


So, despite some of the early successes that have been experienced by the user community in single particle imaging, the implication of variability between pulses of the XFEL beam has been indicated as something that might limit the viability of more demanding single particle imaging experiments in the future. And there’s plenty of potential sources of variation between these pulses that can occur at a facility like the European XFEL. For example, the SASE radiation process, so the, the amplification process that it turns this synchrotron radiation beam into an XFEL beam, is inherently stochastic. And typically we operate in what we call the non-linear regime, which effectively leads to, to not knowing the statistics of say the intensity and the phase of these pulses from shot to shot. But there’s also factors in say beam distribution, how the beam is delivered to the branches of the different instruments or between beamlines, how the electron beam is transported with the undulator, and obviously how the photon beam is transported through the beam line that lead to more sources of variation that are actually contingent on these initial source properties.


So our ability to really understand the fundamental FEL process, but also these beam optimisation methods, sorry also experimental contributors to these variations is contingent on actually having a method of characterising the wavefront of the beam. But there are a few reasons why this is challenging, primarily due to the, the properties of XFEL radiation that make it attractive, right. So, the extreme brightness, the ultra-short pulse duration and the fast repetition rates means that some of the more useful phase retrieval away from characterisation methods, which might work for synchrotron sources where we aggregate over multiple pulses of the beam, think typography for example, aren’t necessarily applicable to the study of XFEL radiation.


[Image changes to show a new slide showing a project timeline at the bottom of the screen with an arrow pointing to where the project is up to, and text heading and text appears above: Project Timeline, 1. Assess the accessible length scales for prospective imaging and wavefront characterisation experiments by developing a model of the SPB-SFX, 2. Using the beamline model, develop experimental geometries for photon diagnostics on pulse-to-pulse timescales, and assess potential sources of variation that were otherwise not accounted for, 3. Develop a non-iterative method of phase-retrieval to characterise the degree of phase variation between pulses, 4. Implement the wavefront characterisation method at the SPB-SFX instrument at the European XFEL to assess the relationship between machine conditions and beamline optics on the degree of variability shot-to-shot, 5. In future, we hope that specific geometries may be built so that these beam characterisation can be online and parasitic]


And I suppose that that’s the primary goal of my project, is to develop this wavefront characterisation method for X-ray Free Electron Laser pulses. So, I suppose, I suppose everyone here is lucky to some degree to join me maybe two-thirds into my PhD. We’ll see if that, that timeline changes next time I speak to everyone. But the significance now is that, as Bronwyn mentioned, that I am able to go to Hamburg to implement the outcomes of earlier successes in the project. The first step of the project for us is to begin to model the source and the SPB-SFX beamline at the European XFEL to get an indication of the sort of length scales that we’re, that are accessible and what sort of variations we might depend between pulses. And using this model we’ve developed some experimental geometries where we’re able to image the beam at MHz repetition rate. And what we’ve found so far is that the properties of the beam on the MHz pulse to pulse time scale is contingent on electron beam conditions, how the beam is distributed to the instruments. And we’ve also shown that there’s a sensitivity to feedback systems that are, that are built into the accelerator where we essentially apply orbital tilts to the electron beam as it goes through the undulator and we’re sensitive to this almost a kilometre downstream at the instrument. So, there’s opportunities there to begin to sort of remedy some of these phase variations if we better understand them by applying, sort of external, magnetic or radio-frequency fields.


Sort of the meat of the project is developing a non-iterative phase retrieval method capable of characterising the wavefront of the beam and to do so we’ve chosen a speckled based method. To grossly oversimplify it I would give you the challenge of figuring out which direction a wave of the beach might be going by taking two images, and our solution uses, imprints essentially a phase object on the beam, and it’s the equivalent of putting a ball somewhere in a current and taking two snapshots and watching the direction that that ball might move in the current over time. This is essentially our method of, based on the, the transport of intensity equation of, of solving for the phase of the wavefront. And of course the ultimate goal here while I’m in Hamburg is to implement these wavefront characterisation methods at the SPB-SFX instrument to begin to gain an improved understanding of the sources and the magnitude of these variations at the phase. And there’s a lot of interesting physics in terms of the fundamental FEL processes but also how the beam’s distributed for the instrument, the impact of our objects, and of course there’s the opportunity to assess what degree we’re actually sensitive to these, these variations that occur on the pulse to pulse time scale.


[Image continues to show the same slide on the screen]


I suppose my greater goals for the project, which extend beyond my PhD is that, is that these geometries that we’ve designed might be built into beam characterisation, sorry beam characterisation infrastructure housed at the SPB-SFX instrument and that we can begin, begin to move towards sort of online, or parasitic measurements of the phase of the beam which can collect data, sort of, more longitudinally.


[Image changes to show a new slide showing photos of Trey’s colleagues, and the European XFEL, DESY, and Monash University logos and text appears: Acknowledgements, Prof. Brian Abbey – La Trobe University, Prof. Adrian Mancuso – European XFEL, Prof. David Paganin – Monash University, Dr. Richard Bean – European XFEL, Dr Grant van Riessen – La Trobe University, Contributions, Johan Bielecki, Sarlota Birnsteinova, Gianluca Geloni, Patrik Vagovic, Raphael de Wijn, Henry Kirkwood, Andreas Koch, Marc Guetg, Raimund Kammering, Kaye Morgan]


I suppose that my success as a student will only be as, as, well I will be, only be as successful as a student as the project and support that was given to me by my supervision team, some of whom may have joined today, I’m not entirely sure. And I’ve been, I’ve been very lucky to have a great team around me. I also want to acknowledge the contributions of our collaborators at the European XFEL and Daisy, and Kaye Morgan at Monash. It’s been thoroughly enjoyable so far and I’ve already been incredibly fortunate to be involved with a, a large cohort of researchers from a lot of fields.


[Image changes to show a new slide showing a photo of Trey standing on the steps of the European XFEL building, and text appears: From Hamburg, Trey]


Here’s a tourist photo of myself in front of the European XFEL I suppose as proof of the use of the funds which are going to have me here for a little while now. And again I, I just want to express my deepest gratitude to everyone involved in, in not only selection and, selection and contribution to the fund, but also the people who are continually keeping this, this scholarship running in, in honour of the values of people that they ultimately loved at the end of the day. So, so, I really do, I really do believe that this opportunity is representative of not only myself as a representation of, of, you know, Australian physics or Australian physics students but also of the values that you believe should be continued to carry on. So, I want to thank you all for your time and thank you for joining.


[Image changes to show Trey’s initials on the main screen, and then the image changes to show Scott talking to the camera again on the main screen and the participants can be seen in the bar below]


Scott Martin: Thank you very much Trey, and it’s, it’s a great pleasure to see such excellence in science being recognised through the Alumni Scholarship and fantastic to see you already over there in these travel restricted times enjoying yourself in Hamburg, hopefully, not too onerous at 6.00 am. And thank you for getting up so early. I don’t have any questions that have come through yet so if anyone does have a question that you want to push through to Trey, please put it into the Chat function. In the meantime I’d like to hand over to Leanne Harris, the General Manager of the Laboratories Credit Union to take us through the Tertiary Scholarships.


[Image changes to show Leanne Harris talking on the main screen and the participants can be seen in the bar at the bottom of the screen]


Leanne Harris: Well, good afternoon everybody. It’s a great pleasure for me to be here on behalf of Laboratories Credit Union today to present our Tertiary Scholarship Awards in conjunction with the CSIRO Alumni Scholarship. And I’d just like to thank Professor Fox for participating in the presentation today and congratulate Trey for winning the award and doing such a fabulous presentation at such an early hour of the morning. You did a great job and, and it was really fascinating. So, this is the seventh year of LCU’s involvement with the CSIRO Alumni Scholarship and, and we continue to be proud of our involvement and, you know, want to continue supporting this well into the future.


To give you some background, just a little bit of an ad for LCU, we were formed originally in 1954 specifically for the staff of CSIRO in New South Wales, and we’re extremely proud of the ongoing relationship that we’ve maintained with CSIRO over these years. In recent times we’ve extended our membership reach to really anyone who works in STEM companies or organisations. But yeah, our, our Tertiary Scholarship Award was started in 1990 when the Board of LCU launched our programme and since then over 320 recipients have received in excess of $300,000 in awards. And what you’ll probably find is most of the, the winners of our scholarship this year are the children or grandchildren of either existing CSIRO employees or, or past employees. So, yeah, so I’ll just share my slides. I’ve only got a few and I’ve got some photos of our, of our winners.


[Image changes to show a new slide on the screen showing the LCU logo and text: 2021 LCU Tertiary Scholarship Recipients, McDonald Clark Award – Highest ATAR Awarded to Bianca Vidler, Adelle Thomas, Benjamin Ger, Damien Granet, Harry Beasley, Jasper Withers, Katherine Cannon, Rachel Barker, Vivek Waller, Bianca Vidler]


So, as part of our scholarship awards we have what we call the McDonald Clark Award and this is the student from last year’s HSC who gained the highest ATAR. And for this year this is awarded to Bianca Vidler. And, just as a, on the side, Bianca’s mother used to work for Laboratories Credit Union probably about 20 years ago. So, it’s really heartening to see Bianca’s success and it’s quite personal for us. And I’ll just run through some of the other, the recipients here. I’ve got some photos of our winners.


[Image changes to show a photo of Adelle Thomas, and text appears: Adelle Thomas – Bachelor of Economics & Advanced Studies]


So, first of all we’ve got Adelle Thomas and she’s going to be doing a Bachelor of Economics and Advanced Studies.


[Image changes to show a photo of Benjamin Ger, and text appears: Benjamin Ger – Bachelor of Engineering Honours]

Next we have Benjamin Ger doing a Bachelor of Engineering Honours.


[Image changes to show a photo of Damien Granet, and text appears: Damian Granet – Bachelor of Arts, Social Science, Business & Science]


Damien Granet who will be doing a Bachelor of Arts, Social Science, Business & Science.


[Image changes to show a photo of Jasper Withers, and text appears: Jasper Withers – Bachelor of Prosthetics and Orthotics]


Jasper Withers doing a Bachelor of Prosthetics and Orthotics.


[Image changes to show a photo of Katherine Cannon, and text appears: Katherine Cannon – Bachelor of Science and Advanced Studies]


Katherine Cannon who will be doing a Bachelor of Science and Advanced Studies.


[Image changes to show a photo of Vivek Waller, and text appears: Vivek Waller – Bachelor of Arts and Economics]


Actually when I say this, they’ve probably already started. Vivek Waller doing a Bachelor of Arts and Economics.


[Image changes to show a new slide showing text: Rachel Barker – Bachelor of Science & Advanced Studies, Harry Beasley - Bachelor of Science & Advanced Studies, Bianca Vidler – Bachelor of Medical Imaging]


And unfortunately we didn’t have photos for these three, but Rachel Barker doing a Bachelor of Science and Advanced Studies, Harry Beasley doing a Bachelor of Science and Advanced Studies, and as we mentioned Bianca Vidler doing a Bachelor of Medical Imaging.


[Image changes to show Leanne talking to the camera on the main screen again, and the participants can be seen in the bar at the bottom of the screen]


So, congratulations to all of the recipients and I just want to wish everybody good luck with all their future endeavours and specifically good luck to you Trey in your future.


[Image changes to show Scott talking to the camera again and the participants can be seen in the bottom of the screen]


Scott Martin: Thank you very much Leanne and it’s just wonderful to have a, a local banking institution associated with CSIRO. People might not know but the Credit Union has its headquarters over at the North Ryde site but it maintains a small branch at, actually within, the Lindfield site. So, and that has staff come over, so staff and members of the Credit Union based at the Lindfield site don’t need to go anywhere in order to, to do everything they need in the, in the sense of banking. That brings us to the conclusion of our event today.


Let me just reiterate our hearty congratulations to Trey. Thanks for your excellent presentation and wishing you a successful and enjoyable stay in Hamburg. Definitely try out those beers. I think that’s an eligible cost under the, the grant. I’m sure it’s, I’m sure it will be fine. And I’d like to invite you to join us here again, hopefully in person, in future years so that you can give us an update on how your career is progressing and the outcomes, I’m sure very successful outcomes of the research that you’re doing over there at XFEL. Congratulations also to all of our recipients from the LCU Tertiary Scholarship, and wishing them every success on the studies that they’ve started this year. Bronwyn thank you very much for taking the time to join us. I think it’s wonderful to see the ongoing demonstrative support for the CSIRO Alumni and specifically this scholarship at the highest levels in CSIRO, and it’s very, very well appreciated.


[Image continues to show Scott talking to the camera on the main screen and participants can be seen in the bar below]


Thank you to everyone involved behind the scenes in the CSIRO Alumni, and it really makes this and other Alumni activities possible, specifically the committee led by Bob, the Selection Panel, and especially Alexandra Mead who’s behind the scenes, and co-ordinating us all throughout the year culminating in this event every year. And a final reminder that you can donate to the scholarship, which we haven’t really talked about the health of the scholarship, but it’s very healthy at the moment. Its future is assured for many years to come, and we’ve had some quite significant donations in recent days. It’s amazing to see that coming through, and I think any year in which the scholarship grant actually grows rather than shrinks, so it’s net positive, is fantastic because the, the future is assured. So, if you, if you are in mind to give a donation which can be tax deducted just head over to the “Give Now” site and just search for CSIRO.


The last thing I’d like to mention is if you haven’t reached your fill for physics today, the Australian Institute of Physics which I’m involved with as well is running a, an event tonight called Zoom into Physics, and it’s on Zoom. It kicked off during lockdown and we’ve got four physics, three physics, one philosopher panel member. And we’ll be, it’s user, participation by the audience if you’d like to. It’ll be a very open discussion of how energy flows in electrical circuits and you may be surprised to, to hear that it’s not through the wires. So, we’ll be discussing that tonight and it should be a very enjoyable event. So, if you’re, if you’re interested in that head over to the AIP, the Australian Institute of Physics website and, or search Google for AIP Zoom into Physics. And with that I’d like to thank you very much for attending today and hopefully next year we’ll be able to do this in person at Lindfield and have a lovely rest of day. Thank you.


[Image shows Scott Martin smiling at the camera, and the participants can be seen in the bar below]  




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