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What it’s like to be an IDEA Officer at TMOS

I joined the TMOS as an Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access Officer during turbulent times for the Australian tertiary education sector. Transitioning from my previous position to this new and unprecedented post seemed like a challenge but also an opportunity to work on the first job of this kind in Australia.  What did I know […]

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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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Generating entangled photons with nonlinear metasurfaces

Illustration of a metasurface generating pairs of photons (shown as spheres).  The photon entanglement can be varied by changing the pump beam (shown in red). Illustration by Andrei Komar & Matthew Parry. Subhed: A new method for generating quantum-entangled photon pairs employs nonlinear metasurfaces to enhance and tailor photon emissions—an important step towards creating miniaturized […]

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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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Reimagining medical diagnostics in developing countries: meta-optics offers a new way to look inside cells

Developing countries face many challenges in the fight against infectious diseases. One of these is the lack of access to medical diagnostic tools. This is considered a key reason why malaria and tuberculosis are still two of the leading causes of death in sub-Sahara Africa and parts of Asia. In order to address issue of […]

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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