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2008 Seminar Programme

Date Speaker Title Abstract
Friday 11 January Professor Nam Kim
Chungbuk National University, Korea
Applications of Holographic Optical Elements using Photopolymer Materials

Tuesday 29 January Assoc Prof Min Qiu
Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden
Nanophotonics: Photonic Crystals, Plasmonics, Silicon Photonics and Optical Metamaterials

Monday 18 February Professor Tony Wilson
Department of Engineering Science, Oxford University, UK
Making Light Work in Microscopy

Friday 22 February Saeed Ghanbari
Centre for Atom Optics and Ultrafast Spectroscopy, Swinburne University of Technology
Superfluid to Mott Insulator Quantum Phase Transition in a Permanent Magnetic Lattice

Friday 7 March Dr Dario Buso
Centre for Micro-Photonics,
Swinburne University of Technology
Sol-Gel Films Containing Metal and Semiconductor Nanoparticles in Gas Sensin

Tuesday 11 March Professor Heinrich Hora
School of Physics, University of New South Wales
The Option of Fusion Energy by Lasers

Wednesday 2 April Dr Síle Nic Chormaic
Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork, Ireland
Micro-tapered Fibres: From Applied Optics to Cold Atoms Studies

Friday 16 May Dr Andy Martin
University of Melbourne
Vortex Lattice Formation in Rotating Conventional and Dipolar Dilute Gas Bose-Einstein condensates

Thursday 22 May Prof Hans Bachor
ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum-Atom Optics, The Australian National University, Canberra
Entangling Laser Beams - Present Results and Future Ideas

Friday 30 May Dr Edward Botcherby
Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford, UK
Aberration Free Refocusing for
High Numerical Aperture Systems

Friday 13 June A/Prof Robert Scholten
School of Physics, University of Melbourne

Electrons from Ultracold Atoms: a New Source for Diffractive Imaging of Biomolecules


Friday 27 June Dr Lincoln Turner
School of Physics, Monash University

Ultraprecise Magnetometry with Spinor Bose-Einstein Condensates


Friday 11 July

Dr Joel Van Embden
Centre for Micro-Photonics,
Swinburne University of Technology

Synthesis and Optical Properties of CdSe Core and Core/Shell Semiconductor Nanocrystals


Friday 8 August

Prof Tien Kieu
School of Physics, University of Melbourne &
The Portland House Research Group

A Random Walk in Econophysics


Wednesday 13 August

Prof Hyatt M. Gibbs
College of Optical Sciences, University of Arizona, USA

Semiconductor Cavity QED


Wednesday 27 August

Dr Dmitri K. Gramotnev
School of Physical and Chemical Sciences, Queensland University of Technology

Optics on the Nano-scale: a New Realm for Surface Physics, Signal Processing and Sensing


Tuesday 16 September

Dr Rainer Heintzmann
King's College, London, UK

Interferometric Resolution and Efficiency Enhancement for Scanning Fluorescence Microscopes


Monday 27 October

A/Prof Andrew C. Wilson
Quantum Science & Technology
Physics Department, University of Otago, NZ

Death at the Band Edge - where Degenerate Bose Gases Degenerate


Thursday 30 October

Prof Chunlei Du
Microoptics Research Group,
Institute of Optics and Electronics,Chinese Academic of Sciences, China

Research Activities for Micro/nano Optics in the Laboratory of Chengdu, China


Monday 24 November

Prof Howard Carmichael
University of Auckland, New Zealand

Quantum Teleportation of Light and the Laser Quantum State


Wednesday 10 December

Prof Alain Aspect
Institut d’Optique,Campus Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France

Anderson Localization of Matter-Waves in a Controlled Disorder: a Quantum Simulator?


Friday 12 December

Dr John McFerran
Frequency Standards and Metrology Group, University of Western Australia

An Astro-Comb Based on a Harmonically Mode-locked Fibre-Laser