Vice-Chancellor's packed lunch

Date & time
12–1pm Monday 23 July 2018

Menzies Library, McDonald Place
The Australian National University
Canberra, ACT 2601

Professor Brian P. Schmidt


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VC Events
Vice-Chancellor's Packed Lunches
Join the Vice Chancellor for the third 'packed lunch' event

The Vice-Chancellor is regularly meeting with staff to discuss our community and better understand our campus. This is an opportunity to ask questions about the University, meet other colleagues and provide feedback on anything that may be impacting you. You might also just want to hear about upcoming projects and what else is happening around ANU.

Please bring along your packed lunch and any questions you have for the Vice-Chancellor.

If you are unable to attend a 'Packed Lunch', please send your questions to

The Vice-Chancellor will also be answering community questions in his monthly video blog.


  • Professor Brian P. Schmidt »

    The Vice-Chancellor is the President and Chief Executive Officer of ANU.

    The Vice-Chancellor guides strategy and day-to-day leadership for the University and is also a member of the Council.

    Professor Brian P. Schmidt was appointed Vice-Chancellor of ANU in January 2016.

    Professor Schmidt is the 12th Vice-Chancellor of The Australian National University (ANU). Winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics, Professor Schmidt was an astrophysicist at the ANU Mount Stromlo Observatory and Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics before becoming Vice-Chancellor.

    Professor Schmidt received undergraduate degrees in Astronomy and Physics from the University of Arizona in 1989, and completed his Astronomy Master's degree (1992) and PhD (1993) from Harvard University. Under his leadership, in 1998, the High-Z Supernova Search team made the startling discovery that the expansion rate of the Universe is accelerating. Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, The United States Academy of Science, and the Royal Society, he was made a Companion of the Order of Australia in 2013.

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