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  • CAASTRO student to mix with best and brightest[28 June 2016]

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    CAASTRO PhD student Joseph Callingham is attending the 66th Lindau Meeting in Germany (26 June - 1 July), encountering more Nobel Laureates than most of us would in a lifetime! More

  • Optics breakthrough to revamp night vision[25 May 2016]

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    A breakthrough by Australian researchers could make infra-red technology easy-to-use and cheap, potentially saving millions of dollars in defence and other areas using sensing devices. More

  • Parenting and First Aid Room Open[19 May 2016]

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    The School of Physics has welcomed the opening of the Parenting/First Aid Room in the School of Physics Building (A28) in May, as part of the numerous infrastructure projects occurring in the School over the past year. More

  • Laser Solar Cells: New Designs for More Efficient Solar PV Power Generation[13 May 2016]


    Physicists from the Institute of Photonics and Optical Science (IPOS) at the School of Physics have proposed an innovative mechanism of harvesting solar energy more efficiently at lower costs than traditional photovoltaic (PV) cells. More

  • Dawn of Nanophotonics[5 May 2016]

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    Professor Eggleton from CUDOS in the School of Physics has written on the dawn of nanophotonics in The Conversation. More

  • CUDOS on ABC 24 - Australia National[27 April 2016]

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    Professor Eggleton from CUDOS in the School of Physics explains photonics and other research being conducted in the Sydney Nanoscience Hub in this interview with ABC 24 News. More

  • A Planet for Goldilocks[27 April 2016]

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    Dr Natalie Batalha from the NASA Ames Research Center and Mission Scientist for NASA's Kepler Mission will give the annual Professor Walter Stibbs Lecture on 28 April. More

  • International Women's Day at the School of Physics[20 April 2016]

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    The School of Physics joined in the global celebrations of International Women's Day and its theme of 'Pledge For Parity' on 8 March 2016 by taking part in two events to highlight our efforts for diversity and to affirm our commitment to creating a more diverse and equitable workplace. More

  • Physicists in the Sydney Nanoscience Hub[14 March 2016]

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    Researchers from the School of Physics have featured in the Sydney Morning Herald discussing the cutting edge research taking place in the Sydney Nanoscience Hub. More

  • A/Professor Mike Biercuk to give a tech talk on board a Qantas flight to San Francisco[17 February 2016]

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    Four innovators will lead the first Ideas that Travel event in partnership with TEDxSydney aboard a Qantas flight from Sydney to San Francisco - and two of those are associated with the University of Sydney - including quantum physicist Associate Professor Michael Biercuk. More

  • A/Professor Tara Murphy responds to discovery of gravitational waves[12 February 2016]

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    A century following Albert Einstein's publication of his general theory of relativity we have confirmation, with the detection of gravitational waves by the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (aLIGO) detectors. More

  • New class of light wave discovered[28 January 2016]

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    CUDOS researchers published in Nature Communications, led by Dr Andrea Blanco-Redondo, detail their discovery of an entirely new class of optical soliton called pure-quartic solitons. More