$6.2 million to attract and retain brilliant minds

University of Adelaide graduate Dr Gary Hill will return to Adelaide thanks to a new ARC Future Fellowship. Dr Hill's research is focused on studying high-energy radiation from space using instruments based at Antarctica.
Photo of an icebreaker at work in Antarctica, by John Boyer.

University of Adelaide graduate Dr Gary Hill will return to Adelaide thanks to a new ARC Future Fellowship. Dr Hill's research is focused on studying high-energy radiation from space using instruments based at Antarctica.
Photo of an icebreaker at work in Antarctica, by John Boyer.

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Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Eight new fellowships worth more than $6.2 million in total have been awarded to researchers for studies at the University of Adelaide into areas such as child health, communications, climate change, ancient DNA, fish populations, space science, particle physics and chemistry.

The prestigious Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowships have been announced today by the Federal Government.

Of the eight Future Fellowships awarded at the University of Adelaide, two have been won by Adelaide graduates who have gone on to make their mark overseas. Both of these researchers will return home to Adelaide for their fellowships. They are:

  • Dr Gary Hill (currently at the University of Wisconsin), who has been awarded $806,192 for research into A multi-messenger approach to understanding the high-energy Universe; and
  • Dr James Zanotti (currently at the University of Edinburgh), who has been awarded $694,352 for research into The Standard Model and beyond on supercomputers.

The other six recipients of ARC Future Fellowships at the University of Adelaide are all current staff members:

"The Future Fellowships are extremely important for attracting and retaining the best researchers," says the University's Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice President (Research), Professor Mike Brooks.

"Giving top researchers the opportunity to return to Adelaide is an outstanding win for our State and the nation. All of the Future Fellows will conduct research into areas of national priority," Professor Brooks says.

 

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