Free ANZAAS talk Melbourne Wed 16th June 6:30 pm “Photonics for a sustainable future”

Free ANZAAS talk Melbourne Wed 16th June 6:30pm

All welcome, no booking needed

At: Gene Technology Access Centre, 1H Royal Parade, Parkville

Free drinks and pizza after the talk

“Photonics for a sustainable future”

Professor Min Gu Professor of Optoelectronics Centre for Micro-Photonics Faculty of Engineering and Industrial Sciences Swinburne University of Technology

The award of the 2009 Nobel Prize in physics (for revolutionary inventions of optical fibre and charge coupled cameras) reveals the unequivocal impact of photonics, a discipline in which photons are studied and used, on our everyday life, global economy and sustainable future. A sustainable future means a better environment and a healthier life. Nanophotonics, defined as nanoscale optical science and technology, is a new frontier in photonics. The nanophotonic endeavours on information technology, green energy, early cancer detection, cellular engineering, and clean water resources are providing a better environment and a healthier life to our community. In this presentation, I will present our recent nanophotonic progress on five-dimensional optical data storage, nonlinear optical endoscopy, and nanoplasmonic solar cells.

Professor Min Gu, Pro Vice-Chancellor and a University Distinguished Professor, is Director of the Centre for Micro-Photonics at Swinburne University of Technology. He is a sole author of two standard reference books and has over 500 publications in nano/biophotonics. He is a Past President of the International Society of Optics within Life Sciences and a Vice President of the International Commission for Optics. He is a member of the editorial board of 14 internationally leading journals in optical science and photonics. He is an elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, the Australian Institute of Physics, the Optical Society of America, the International Society for Optical Engineering and the Institute of Physics (UK).

***Enter off Story Steet, GTAC is at the western end of University High School’s oval***

These talks are supported by CSL

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