Feeds

ANSTO confirms synchrotron rescue

Takeover to be complete by January 2013

High performance access to file storage

The final piece in the Australian Synchrotron rescue puzzle has fallen into place, with the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation confirming that it is to take over management of the facility.

The future of the synchrotron was put in doubt last year following a change of government in Victoria. The incoming Liberal-led government announced that it would discontinue funding for the facility, which it had criticised as being part of a “gravy train” culture in that state under the former Labor government.

Earlier this year, Canberra stumped up most of the $AU100 million needed to keep the synchrotron operational, but left the question of its future management up in the air.

ANSTO’s announcement says the organisation will now begin transferring synchrotron staff to a wholly-owned ANSTO subsidiary, Synchrotron Light Source Australia. The transition is expected to be complete by January 2013.

Director of the synchrotron, Professor Keith Nugent, says the agreement secures the facility’s future until 2016.

ANSTO, which was a foundation investor in the Australian Synchrotron and is one of its major customers, will now have the challenge of putting the synchrotron on a sound basis. ®

High performance access to file storage

More from The Register

next story
IBM Hursley Park: Where Big Blue buries the past, polishes family jewels
How the internet of things has deep roots in the English countryside
Video games make you NASTY AND VIOLENT
Especially if you are bad at them and keep losing
Russian deputy PM: 'We are coming to the Moon FOREVER'
Plans to annex Earth's satellite with permanent base by 2030
Solar-powered aircraft unveiled for round-the-world flight
It's going to be a slow and sleepy flight for the pilots
LOHAN's Punch and Judy show relaunches Thursday
Weather looking good for second pop at test flights
Honeybee boffin STINGS OWN WEDDING TACKLE... for SCIENCE
Not the worst place to be stung, says one man
India's GPS alternative launches second satellite
Closed satnav system due to have all seven birds aloft by 2016
Curiosity finds not-very-Australian-shaped rock on Mars
File under 'messianic pastries' and move on, people
prev story

Whitepapers

Mainstay ROI - Does application security pay?
In this whitepaper learn how you and your enterprise might benefit from better software security.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Mobile application security study
Download this report to see the alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, as well as the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.