Latest News

  • Light at the start of the 21st century tunnel[21 April 2017]

    Atiyeh Zarifi, PhD student in the School of Physics

    Atiyeh Zarifi, PhD student in Physics, provides insights into her photonics research and its applications before the next Sydney Science Forum - Bright lights: The science of light at the nanoscale. More

  • Harnessing light at the nanoscale[21 April 2017]

    CUDOS and their chip

    Professor Ben Eggleton and Dr Andrea Blanco Redondo from the School of Physics are set to illuminate the science of light at the nanoscale with their dazzling Sydney Science Forum. More

  • Photonics Breakthrough paving the way for improved wireless communication Systems[5 April 2017]

    CUDOS and their chip

    Researchers from the ARC Centre for Ultrahigh bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS) in the University of Sydney's Australian Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology have made a breakthrough achieving radio frequency signal control at sub-nanosecond time scales on a chip-scale optical device. More

  • New survey finds Peter Pan Radio Galaxies[13 March 2017]

    Galaxy within a supermassive black hole

    Astronomers from the School of Physics have identified 1500 compact galaxies powered by newly energized black holes. More

  • Dame Athene Donald to give memorial lecture[13 March 2017]


    The Institute of Photonics and Optical Science (IPOS) and the School of Physics are proud to announce that Dame Athene Donald from Cambridge University will be presenting this year's Dr Peter Domachuk Memorial Lecture. This is Dame Donald's first visit to Australia, so don't miss the chance to see her live. More

  • Professor Zdenka Kuncic awarded prestigious Harvard Fellowship[1 March 2017]

    Professor Zdenka Kuncic

    Professor Kuncic has won a 2017 Australia-Harvard Fellowship to work in Boston on a project that offers hope of better treatment for cancer patients. More

  • Data-Driven Astronomy MOOC[22 February 2017]


    The first online astronomy course of its kind. More

  • Professor Joss Bland-Hawthorn receives prestigious UC Berkeley Professorship[8 February 2017]

    Professor Joss Bland-Hawthorn

    ARC Laureate Professor Joss Bland-Hawthorn in the School of Physics has been awarded a visiting Miller Professorship to work at the University of California Berkeley, United States. More

  • CUDOS invention solves key issue in photonics integration industry[1 February 2017]


    CUDOS joint PhD student Andri Mahendra and his colleagues in the School of Physics and School of Electrical and Information Engineering at The University of Sydney have developed an integrated circuits controller that enables complex photonic devices to be more robust to internal and external disturbances, addressing one of the key issues in the photonics integration industry. More

  • Improving the world one wavelength at a time[1 February 2017]

    PhD student Atiyeh Zarifi

    School of Physics PhD student Atiyeh Zarifi explains how her research is contributing to advancements in photonics, a research field becoming more important in improving technologies, medicine and exploring the universe. More

  • Smart Sensing Network to probe pollution, human health, wildlife[1 February 2017]

    Professor Ben Eggleton

    The NSW Smart Sensing Network (NSSN) is being officially launched today at the Australian Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology (AINST). Professor Benjamin Eggleton from the School of Physics is co-director of the NSSN. More

  • Scaling up quantum computing using circulators[31 January 2017]

    ARC Centre for Engineered Quantum Systems

    Researchers at the University of Sydney have developed a circulator capable of directing microwaves that can fit on a chip, making it suitable for scaling up quantum-computing architectures. More