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The Australian National University announced on June 6 that Brian Schmidt, a professor of the school and the XNUMX Nobel Prize winner in physics, will be the principal of the school.

Gareth Evans, the Honorary Chancellor of the Australian National University and former Minister of Foreign Affairs, said that the National University has selected an inspiring leader from several very good candidates for the president. "Bryan's vision, vitality, international status and communication skills will take our school to a height that has never been seen before," Evans said.

Schmidt said that he was fortunate to be nominated as the president of the Australian National University and had the opportunity to lead the university where he had worked for XNUMX years. He was very frightened. He is determined to continue to improve the already excellent research level of national universities and provide students with education at the level of Oxford, Cambridge and the Ivy League schools in the United States.

"We have almost reached that level, and in the next few years we will definitely strive to achieve this goal." Schmidt said.

He also expressed the need to strengthen the connection between school students and alumni to benefit both parties. At the same time, strengthen contacts with Australian research institutions, companies and other sectors, so as to give back knowledge to the society and make Australia stronger.

Brian Paul Schmidt is an astronomer at the Mount Stromlo Observatory of the Australian National University (ANU). He was born in the United States and immigrated to Australia at the age of 27. He has dual citizenship in the United States and Australia and has long-term settlement. In Canberra, the capital of Australia. Schmidt has made great contributions to the field of supernova observation. He is also an academician of the Australian Academy of Sciences (AAS) and a laureate member of the Australian Research Council (ARC).

In 2011, Schmidt and Adam Rees scored half of the Nobel Prize in Physics. The other half was awarded by Sol Perlmutter in recognition of their "discovering the accelerated expansion of the universe by observing distant supernovae."

News compiled from "The Australian"

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