2015 International Year of Light

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WOMBAT 20-22, July 2015

The three-day Workshop on OptoMechanics and Brillion scattering: Fundamentals, Applications and Technologies (WOMBAT) brought together a dynamic group of international researchers in optoaccoustics. Held in two venues - The University of Sydney and Waterfront at The Rocks, with stunning views over Sydney Harbour, WOMBAT hosted many well-known researchers in this exciting new field of photonics including keynote speakers Professor Kerry Vahala from Caltech and Professor Gaurav Bahl, from the University of Illinoi at Urbana-Champaign. NSW Chief Scientist and Engineer, Professor Mary O’Kane gave the opening address at a reception event. View photos from the workshop on the WOMBAT website

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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


Australian scientists launch commercial enterprise in Europe


CUDOS Technology launches internationally at the world’s largest Optical and Photonics trade exhibition - Laser World of Photonics on 22-25 June in Munich with four new products currently being patented in the key markets of Australia, the USA, Europe and China.


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.


Lessons on Optics from Nature


CUDOS Chief Investigator, Professor Ross McPhedran and Andrew Parker from the Natural History Museum of London have written a fascinating article about biomimetics for the June 2015 edition of Physics Today.

Research Highlights
Coming Up

20-22 July 2015

Sydney, Australia

26-31 July 2015

Non Linear Optics
Hawaii, USA

4-7 August 2015

6th International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonic Crystals and Plasmonics (META’15)

New York City, USA

9-13 August 2015

SPIE Optics + Photonics 2015
San Diego, USA

24-28 August 2015

Cleo Pacific Rim
Busan, Korea

18-22 October 2015

Frontiers in Optics
San Jose, USA

25-28 October 2015

20th Microoptics Conference (MOC’15)
Fukuoka, Japan

23-27 November 2015

Auckland, New Zealand

6-9 December 2015

Micro + Nano Materials, Devices, and Applications
Sydney, Australia