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2004 Seminar Programme

Date Speaker Title Abstract
Tuesday 24 February Prof David Pritchard
Atom Waveguides and Interferometers for Confined BEC's

Friday 30 April Dr Gráinne Duffy
Centre for Atom Optics and Ultrafast Spectroscopy
The Quantum Kicked Rotor Using a Bose-Einstein Condensate

Friday 14 May Prof Keith Nugent
University of Melbourne
A New Phase in Imaging

Friday 28 May Dr Tim Bastow
Materials and Infrastructure Technology, CSIRO
Hyperfine Interactions in the Solid State and their Role in Materials Analysis

Thursday 24 June Dr Murray Barrett
University of Otago, New Zealand
Quantum Information Processing with Trapped Ions

Friday 25 June Dr Rowan Deam
Industrial Laser Applications Laboratory, Industrial Research Institute Swinburne (IRIS)
Investigation of Capillary Waves Excited by a Nd:YAG Laser using Pyrometry

Friday 9 July A/Prof Ann Roberts
School of Physics, University of Melbourne
Bringing Wavefields to Light: Novel Techniques for Optical Field Characterisation

Friday 23 July A/Prof Billy D. Todd
Centre for Molecular Simulation, Swinburne University of Technology
On Cats, Maps and Nanoflows: Some Recent Developments in Computational Nanofluidics

Friday 6 August Dr Robert Lee
Document Security Microtechnology, CSIRO Manufacturing & Infrastructure Technology
NanoCODES: Nanofabrication of Cellular Optical Device Encryption Surfaces

Friday 20 August Dr Paul Stoddart
Centre for Imaging and Applied Optics, Swinburne University of Technology
Novel Substrates for Surface-enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS)

Friday 3 September Professor David N. Jamieson
ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computer Technology, Microanalytical Research Centre, School of Physics, University of Melbourne
Controlled Single-ion Implantation for Charge and Spin-based Silicon Quantum Computer Devices

Friday 17 September Professor Michael Nielsen
Federation Fellow and the Foundation Professor of Quantum Information Science, University of Queensland
Optical Quantum Computation with Cluster States

Monday 27 September Professor Takao Kobayashi
Faculty of Engineering, Fukui University, Japan
Development of Compact High-power Ultrashort Pulse Yb-YAG Lasers and Applications - Fukui University/Industry/Government Cooperative Project

Friday 1 October Dr. Tim Davis
Optical Microtechnology

Wednesday 6 October Dr Ping Koy Lam
Faculty of Science, The Australian National University
Quantum Cryptography

Friday 15 October A/Prof Paul Mulvaney
Associate Professor and Reader, Chemistry School, University of Melbourne
Aspects of Single and Ensemble Nanocrystal Spectroscopy

Friday 22 October Dr Winfried Hensinger
FOCUS Research Fellow, Department of Physics, University of Michigan, USA
Implementation of New Quantum Technologies and Experiments Exploring the Foundations of Quantum Physics with Single Trapped Ions

Friday 29 October Dr Steve Wilkins
Manufacturing & Infrastructure Technology, CSIRO
X-ray Phase-contrast Imaging: from 10 W Tubes to GW X-ray Lasers

Friday 12 November Professor Eugene Gamaly
Laser Physics Centre, Research School of Physical Science and Engineering, Australian National University
Ablation of Solids by Powerful Short Pulse Lasers: Ablation Mechanisms, Thresholds and Rates

Friday 26 November Dr Martin Straub
Centre for Micro-Photonics and Centre of Excellence for Ultrahigh-bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS), Swinburne University of Technology
Stereolithographic Fabrication of Polymer Photonic Crystals and Micro-devices

Friday 10 December Dr. Robin Scott
University of Nottingham
Transport and Disruption of Bose-Einstein Condensates

Wednesday 15 December Thomas Bourdel
Laboratoire Kastler-Brossel, École Normale Supérieure, Paris
Superfluidity in Fermionic Gases:From Molecular Condensates to Cooper Pairs

Friday 17 December Jeff Davis
Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, UK
Coherent Dynamics of Magneto-excitons in Quantum Wells and Dots