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2010 Seminar Programme

Date Speaker Title Abstract
Thursday 21 January Keiji Sasaki
Research Institute for Electronic Science, Hokkaido University
Quantum Photonic Technology Beating the Classical Limit

Friday 22 January Michael Vanner
University of Vienna
Cavity Quantum Optomechanics

Monday 1 February Prof. Tony Wilson
Dept. of Engineering Science, University of Oxford, UK
Focussing, Aberration Correction and Enhanced Optical Sectioning in Microscopy

Friday 26 February Prof. Saulius Juodkazis
Centre for Micro-Photonics, Swinburne University of Technology
Laser Nano-/Micro-Structuring of Materials

Friday 26 March Paul Dyke
Centre for Atom Optics and Ultrafast Spectroscopy, Swinburne University of Technology
Quasi-2D Fermi Gases

Friday 9 April Dr Sven Teichmann
Centre for Atom Optics and Ultrafast Spectroscopy, Swinburne University of Technology
High Harmonic Generation for Coherent Diffractive Imaging

Friday 23 April Dr Michael J. Biercuk
The Quantum Control Laboratory, The University of Sydney
Coherent Control and Large-Scale Entanglement in Trapped Ion Crystals

Friday 7 May Prof. Geoffrey Taylor
School of Physics, University of Melbourne
The Large Hadron Collider
-Entering the Era of Tera-scale Physics

Monday 17 May Prof. David Cahen
Weizmann Institute, Israel
Assessing Possibilities and Limits for Solar Cells

Friday 2 July Dr Emma Ryan-Weber
Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne University of Technology
Probing First Light With Quasar Spectroscopy

Friday 9 July Dr Margaret Reid
Centre for Atom Optics and Ultrafast Spectroscopy, Swinburne University of Technology
Entanglement and Non locality in Macroscopic and Massive Systems

Tuesday 20 July Prof. Hanns-Christoph Nägerl
University of Innsbruck, Austria
Quantum Engineering at Nanokelvin Temperatures: Quantum Phase Transitions, Strong Correlations and Novel Many-body Systems

Monday 2 August Dr Jozsef Fortagh
University of Tuebingen, Germany
Ultracold Atoms Near Superconductors and Carbon Nanotubes

Tuesday 3 August Prof. Gora Shlyapnikov
CNRS, Universite Paris-Sud, Orsay, France
Novel Condensed Matter Physics with Ultracold Fermionic Atoms and Molecules

Tuesday 3 August Prof. Carlos A. R. Sa de Melo
Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Evolution from BCS to BKT Superfluidity in One-dimensional Optical Lattices

Friday 6 August Prof. Christophe Salomon
Laboratoire Kastler-Brossel, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris
Thermodynamics of a Tunable Fermi Gas

Friday 20 August Dr Shannon Whitlock
Van der Waals-Zeeman Instituut, Universiteit van Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Sub-Poissonian Fluctuations by Three-body Loss in Mesoscopic Atomic Ensembles

Monday 30 August Prof. Benjamin J. Eggleton
ARC Federation Fellow and Director of CUDOS, Institute of Photonics and Optical Science, University of Sydney
Delivering Photonics to Transform the New Information Age - Smaller, Faster and Energy Efficient

Wednesday 15 September Prof. Alex Hamilton
University of New South Wales
The Unusual Properties of Spin-3/2 Holes in Gallium-Arsenide Semiconductor Nanostructures

Tuesday 12 October

Dr Peter Zijlstra
Marie Curie Fellow, Molecular Nano-Optics and Spin group, Huygens Laboratory, The University of Leiden, Netherlands

Single Gold Nanorods: Optical Trapping and Biosensing

Wednesday 20 October

Patrick Salter
Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford, UK

Static and dynamic fluorescence imaging of liquid crystal structures

Tuesday 16 November

Dr Zbigniew Ficek
The National Centre for Mathematics and Physics, KACST, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Continuous Variable Approach to Entanglement

Friday 19 November

Prof. J D Comins
Materials Physics Research Institute, School of Physics & DST/NRF Centre of Excellence in Strong Materials, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Light Scattering Techniques Applied to Materials Science

Monday 22 November

Prof. Xiaojian Hao
North University of China, China

Photoelectric Instrument & New Sensor Technologies