Australian National University student, Spencer Collaviti, is passionate about accelerating Australia’s participation in international scientific collaboration and the potential for high energy physics research to benefit both social and economic prosperity.
Spencer attended Narrabundah College in Canberra, graduating as the Dux of his cohort with a first-placed entry rank into his elected field at ANU. Awarded an Australian Excellence Scholarship, his Honours research investigates the composition of dark matter and the characterisation of gravitational waves as they relate to black holes. Throughout his degree, Spencer has been consistently recognised for his outstanding academic achievement, receiving Commendations from both the Chancellor and Dean of Science Education on multiple occasions and the Australian Institute of Physics Award of Excellence.
He intends to leverage his people skills, transformational leadership style, and robust scientific capacity to unite individuals whose combined expertise may be used as a tool for overcoming our most pressing global challenges.
“From a humanitarian perspective, physics is no less important: it is to physicists that we look to solve the ongoing climate crisis. With rapid developments in photovoltaics, and fundamental physics raising the possibility of cold fusion and limitless "zero-point energy", I feel that we shall find a solution.”