Public Awareness

CUDOS outreach booth

Our CUDOS outreach booth gave an informative overview of our Outreach Program at these past conferences and exhibitions:

Talks and presentations

CUDOS staff are happy to talk at relevant events and to interested members of industry and the general public.

Bright Lights: the science of light at the nanoscale


Presented by Professor Ben Eggleton and Dr Andrea Blanco Redondo at Westmead Campus, The University of Sydney

Date: Wednesday 26 April 2017
Time: 5.45 - 7.00pm
Venue: Westmead Campus, The University of Sydney
Entry: Free Entry

Can we fit a whole lab on a chip? Can we squeeze big data highways through nano-circuits? It may be hard to imagine, but all this and much more is possible with nanophotonics, the science of light at the nanoscale.
Nanophotonics research is addressing some of the most important challenges of our time, such as producing cheap and reliable point-of-care medical diagnostic devices and reducing the huge carbon footprint of big data. Be dazzled by the amazing science that underpins these new technologies, and discover how light is making our future bright.

For further information and event details, please click here.

Light based science and technology under the spotlight at Trinity Grammar School


As part of International year of light celebrations, Professor Benjamin Eggleton will be meeting with science enthusiasts of all ages next Friday evening at Trinity College, Sydney. His talk, ‘Photonics in the new information age’, will cover a range of topics from capturing light on tiny objects the size of a human hair to photonics in astronomy that could reveal the origins of the universe.

For further information. Please contact Trinity Grammar School Principal . All high school students, parents and anyone interested in science are encouraged to come.

Date: Friday 12 June 2015
Time: 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start
Venue: Trinity Grammar School
Entry: Free (with light refreshment)

Dr Nick Cvetojevic gives invited talk to Sydney's high school student leaders


Every year the Rotary Club of Cabramatta sends out an invitation to the student leaders of all high schools in south-western Sydney to meet other student leaders and listen to an inspirational guest speaker. This year, CUDOS' astrophysicist Dr Nick Cvetojevic was invited. Read the full report here.

Nick Cvetojevic

Ben Eggleton gives 2013 Einstein Lecutre


View details at the Ultimo Science Festival Website

Ben Eggleton talks at AIP Physics in Industry Day


Ben Eggleton gave a talk titled 'Photonics for the new information age: Faster, smaller, greener' at the 1012 Australian Institute of Physics Industry Day.

Ben Eggleton talking at AIP Industry Day

Richard Chirgwin attended and wrote the following article for The Register, based on Ben's talk: Why 'slow light' might just save the Internet. Photonics lights a path to a high-speed, low-energy, Internet