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2011 Seminar Programme


Date Speaker Title Abstract
Monday 17 January Dr Thomas Söderström
University of New South Wales, Australia
Thin Film Silicon Solar Cells
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Friday 28 January Prof. Joachim Brand
Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand
Dark Solitons in Superfluid Fermi Gases
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Friday 11 February Prof. Feng Wang
Faculty of Life and Social Sciences, Swinburne University of Technology
The Role of Quantum Chemical Spectral Simulation in Electron Spectroscopic Studies
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Friday 25 February Dr Stefania Castelletto
Centre for Micro-Photonics, Swinburne University of Technology
Engineering Novel Defects Centres in Diamond for Emerging Quantum Technologies
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Monday 28 February Prof. Andrei Lavrinenko
DTU Fotonik, Kgs. Lyngby, Technical University of Denmark
Metal-Dielectric Structures for Metamaterial Applications in IR and THz Ranges
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Friday 11 March Dr Xia-Ji Liu
Centre for Atom Optics and Ultrafast Spectroscopy, Swinburne University of Technology
Strongly Correlated Ultracold Fermi
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Monday 28 March Dr Vincent Pureur
Institut FEMTO-ST, Département d'Optique P. M. Duffieux, Université de Franche-Comté, France
Applications of Solid-Core Photonic BandGap Fibres to Laser Systems and Nonlinear Effects Generation
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Friday 8 April Prof. Jeremy Mould
Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing (CAS), SUT
The Hubble Space Telescope and the Hubble Constant. How Old is the Universe?
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Friday 29 April Eva Kuhnle
Centre for Atom Optics and Ultrafast Spectroscopy, SUT
Studies of Universality in Strongly Interacting 6Li Fermi Gases with Bragg Spectroscopy
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Friday 6 May A/Professor Wenlong Cheng
Nanobionics Research Laboratory, Department of Chemical Engineering, Monash University
Building Plasmonic Materials with DNA
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Friday 20 May Dr Peter J Reece
University of New South Wales
All optical interrogation of semiconductor nanowires: photonics at the nanoscale
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Friday 17 June Dr Chris McNeill
Department of Materials Engineering, Monash University
Using Transient Measurements to Study the Operation of Polymer Solar Cells
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Friday 29 July Prof. Dmitri Budker
University of California, Berkeley, USA
Crossing the P, Dotting the Alpha, and a Tale of a Few Different Zeros
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Wednesday 24 August Prof. Jun Ye
University of Colorado, USA
Australian Academy of Science Frew Fellow for 2011

Molecules in the Quantum Regime
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Friday 26 August Prof. Chang Hee Nam
Dept. of Physics and Coherent X-ray Research Center, KAIST, Korea

Ultrashort Coherent Light Sources:
From Femtosecond to Attosecond

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Friday 2 September Prof. Mark Kasevich
Stanford University, USA
Quantum Metrology with Cold At
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Friday 9 September Chris Hall
Centre for Atom Optics and Ultrafast Spectroscopy,
Swinburne University of Technology
Ultrafast Dynamics in Semiconductor Quantum Wells
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Friday 23 September Dr Laura Rosales Zarate
Centre for Atom Optics and Ultrafast Spectroscopy,
Swinburne University of Technology
Linear Entropy in Quantum Phase Space
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Friday 8 October Prof. Lloyd C. L. Hollenberg
Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology, School of Physics, University of Melbourne
Diamond Qubits for Sensing in Biology
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Friday 4 November Prof. Kris Helmerson
Monash University
Optical Trapping for Manipulating Single Molecules and Nanoparticles
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Friday 9 December A/Prof. Victor Gurarie
Department of Physics, University of Colorado, USA
SU(N) Magnetism with Cold Atoms and Chiral Spin Liquid
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