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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

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TMOS Establishment Report – where we’ve come from and where we’re going

2020 was not a year anyone will forget soon. In addition to the pandemic, which had significant impact on the education sector as international students were locked out of the country, Australia also battled its Black Summer bushfires and volatile weather events such as Canberra’s record-breaking hail storm. It was one extraordinary year for our […]