2015 International Year of Light

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A Century of Nobel Prizes in Light - Research that changed the World!

Joss Bland-Hawthorn with students and teachers from Marist College Eastwood.

Joss Bland-Hawthorn with students and teachers from Marist College Eastwood.

Over a hundred people attended Professor Joss Bland-Hawthorn’s talk ‘In search of the Oldest Light in the Universe’ last night. The talk was part of a series of presentations hosted by CUDOS to celebrate International Year of Light. As 2015 comes to a close, please join us for our final talk, ‘Computing at the speed of Light, presented by internationally celebrated physicist, Professor Michal Lipson from Columbia University – recently named by Thomson Reuters as a top 1% highly cited researcher in the field of Physics. 5.30pm – 7.00pm on Tuesday 8 December at the Sydney Nanoscience Hub.

Professor Michal Lipson

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

Dr Andrea Blanco-Redondo

New class of light wave discovered


CUDOS physicists have made a remarkable discovery that opens up future applications in many areas such as in precision laser surgery, imaging devices, and ultrafast computing and communication technology.

SPIE Micro + Nano

SPIE Micro + Nano Conference 2015


CUDOS hosted the first ‘nano’ conference at the new Sydney Nanoscience Hub this week. The highly successful SPIE Micro + Nano, Materials, Devices and Applications ran over four days from 6-9 December 2015.


CUDOS postdeadline papers at ANZCOP


Congratulations to CUDOS researchers Amol Choudhary, Elias Giacoumidis and Mike Smith and their teams for their Postdeadline papers that were presented at the Australian and New Zealand Conference on Optics and Photonics (ANZCOP) last week in Adelaide.

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Women in CUDOS 2015


Read our second edition of Women in CUDOS focusing on the visibility of women in the workplace, with links to mentoring organisations, tips on how to deal with career gaps, interesting articles, reports and reviews of female scientists in popular culture.

Inside Fiber

Echoless Light observed for first time


A collaborative team of researchers from the ARC Centre for Ultrahigh bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS) have demonstrated a phenomenon first proposed in 1948, but which had never before been observed experimentally.