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TMOS Chief Investigator Madhu Bhaskaran to co-lead Women in STEMM Australia

Women in STEMM Australia (WiSA) has just appointed TMOS Chief Investigator Madhu Bhaskaran and science educator Sarah Chapman as co-chairs of the organization. Founded in 2014, WiSA helps to address the needs of women in the fields of science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) by sharing information, amplifying STEMM associations with aligned values, and […]

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TMOS Chief Investigator Jagadish announced as the next President of the Australian Academy of Science 

TMOS Chief Investigator and Australian National University Distinguished Professor Chennupati Jagadish will become the next President of the Australian Academy of Science (AAS). He is the first Australian of Indian heritage to take on the role.  The Academy is one of Australia’s foremost scientific organisations, tasked with providing independent, authoritative scientific advice to parliament, promoting international scientific engagement and building public awareness and understanding of science.   […]

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Australian research helping self-driving cars get on the road

Researchers from the Australian National University and TMOS, an Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence, have developed a highly sensitive self-powered single photon detector that could be used to make self-driving cars safer and more energy efficient. A fast, single-photon Light Detection And Ranging (LIDAR) is far more sensitive than other forms of LIDARs, allowing […]

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Phobia of needles? New research could spell the end for blood testing.

Trypanophobics rejoice. Researchers from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and TMOS, an Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence, have made new progress towards the development of mid-infrared nanophotonics, which could potentially be used in future biomolecular detectors to allow for breath testing for coming illnesses, replacing blood testing and providing immediate results to doctors […]

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Can a piece of scotch tape stop computer hackers in their tracks? New steps toward quantum communications says ‘yes’.

Researchers from the University of Technology Sydney and TMOS, an Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence, have taken the fight to online hackers with a giant leap towards realizing affordable, accessible quantum communications, a technology that would effectively prevent the decryption of online activity. Everything from private social media messaging to banking could become more […]

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Bright idea: new LEDs can detect off food and lethal gases

Your smart device could soon be even smarter with a new infrared light emitting diode (LED) that is ‘tuneable’ to different wavelengths of light – it could enable your fridge to tell you when your food is going off and your phone to tell you if that Gucci purse is real. Researchers from TMOS have […]

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Towards gender diversity in STEM: Why we need special recruitment rounds

In STEM education and careers, Australia’s talent pool is limited by the underrepresentation of half of Australia’s population—women. The causes of insufficient attraction and retention of girls and women in STEM begin from an early age and are evident throughout their school years. When considering career paths, women are  more likely to become a health […]

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New exchange opportunity for TMOS students

The German Research Foundation (DFG) and ANU have announced a joint International Research Training Group IRTG 2675 Tailored Metasurfaces – Generating, Programming and Detecting Light (META‐ACTIVE). META-ACTIVE will be a partnership between ANU and Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany designed to provide the highest possible training for PhD students in the field of optics and […]

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Seminar Summary: Shaping the Future of Biomedical Imaging

By Professor Kishan DholakiaSeminar date: 24 March 2021 Prof. Kishan Dholakia, from the University of St Andrews, runs a vibrant, international group exploring advanced optical beam shaping for biomedicine, precision measurement and optical manipulation. He has hundreds of refereed papers including over twenty in Nature and Science titled journals. He is the recipient of the […]

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Let there be light! New tech to revolutionize night vision

Ultra-thin film could one day be used on reading glasses