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

SNH Opening
New CUDOS labs open at Sydney Nanoscience Hub

CUDOS celebrated a move to new labs at the Sydney Nanoscience Hub today, with tours of the two purpose built research facilities for its stimulated Brillouin scattering and nonlinear quantum photonics projects.

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.

Neetesh & Darren

Breakthrough light source for early detection of disease and pollution


CUDOS researchers have made a major advancement towards the design of inexpensive monitoring devices that can detect human disease and air pollution at very small levels.