Light up the Outback

During the first week of August, two of our PhD candidates based at Macquarie University, Blake Entwisle and Dan Blay will be travelling to the Central West, Far West and Riverina areas of New South Wales on a mission to promote physics and science to rural communities. Their week long outback outreach tour will travel a 1,800km loop to visit high schools in Blayney, Young, Griffith, Condoblin, Cobar, Nyngan and Gulgong where they will be conducting optics based experiments (such as the thermal camera, Laser Telephone, LED Velocity Juggling Balls), discussing current research, and encouraging students to study science at a tertiary level. You can follow Blake and Dan’s Light Up the Outback Tour via their blog.

CUDOS is funded by the Australian Research Council under the Centres of Excellence Program , with further support from our seven constituent universities, fifteen partner investigators, and the New South Wales State Government.

News Highlights

Moritz Merklein and Birgit Stiller

Postdeadline Paper at OSA Nonlinear Photonics Conference


Dr Birgit Stiller's and Moritz Merklein's postdeadline paper on 'A coherent on-chip optical memory: storing amplitude and phase as acoustic phonons' has been accepted for presentation at the OSA Nonlinear Photonics Conference in Sydney next week.


Sharath Sriram wins 2016 Eureka Prize for Emerging Leader in Science


Congratulations to former CUDOS PhD student, Sharath Sriram, winner of the 2016 Eureka Prize for Emerging Leader in Science. Since graduating, Associate Professor Sriram has been appointed deputy director of a $30-million Micro Nano Research Facility at RMIT University, where his team of researchers have developed the world's first artificial memory cell that mimics the way the brain stores long-term memory.

frequency comb
International collaboration set to dramatically improve Internet capacity

A collaboration between scientists in Sydney and Japan has resulted in a breakthrough that will lead to faster, more compact and cost-efficient telecommunications using advanced optical frequency comb technology.

Research Highlights
Coming Up

2-6 October, 2016

2016 IEEE Photonics Conference
29th Annual Conference of the IEEE Photonics Society
Hawaii, USA

2-5 November, 2016

Asia Communications and Photonics Conference (ACP)
Wuhan, China

24-25 November, 2016

Quantum Photonic Connections Conference

Bringing together scientists researching the different components of future quantum-enhanced computers and networks.
Sydney, Australia

27 November-2 December, 2016

9th Conference on Optics, Atoms and Laser Applications
Melbourne, Australia

4-8 December,2016

The International Conference on Fiber Optics and Photonics
Kanpur, India

7-9 December, 2016

NANOP 2016
Nanophotonics and Micro/Nano Optics International Conference
Paris, France