Phil Dooley, co-vice president of the ASC, former chair of the NSW branch committee and all-around great person, is leaving us and Australia. He is heading for a life in Oxford where he will be in a science communication position at the Joint European Torus (JET) – Europe’s largest Fusion Device.
Phil injected much energy into the NSW branch over several years and has been a science communication force for good as a member of the National Council and Executive. I’m confident that all ASC members who know Phil will join me in wishing him all the best for his new job in the old world. And we trust that his leap from the Physics department at Sydney University to JET is more than a break-even step (a weak fusion joke).
Phil will be leaving in the latter part of August, giving you time to inundate him with neutrons and other niceties for his journey.