Art explaining semiconductors

The use of creative art for explaining organic semiconductors Nedyalka Panova (artist-in-residence) | Organic Semiconductor Centre,School of Physics & Astronomy My work explores the boundaries between art and science, organic and inorganic, natural, synthetic and manmade.  I work in collaboration …

December 6, 2016 | Art History

Cloud profiling radar

Millimetre wave cloud profiling radar development Dr Duncan A. Robertson  | Millimeter Wave & EPR Group, School of Physics & Astronomy Cloud profiling radars are used to determine the structure and extent of clouds, fog and aerosols and to generate …

December 4, 2016 | Physics and Astronomy

Environmental hazards monitoring

Dr Duncan Robertson & Dr David Macfarlane | Millimeter Wave & EPR Group, School of Physics & Astronomy Montserrat, a UK Overseas territory, is home to the UK’s only active volcano and island residents live with the hazards of pyroclastic flows …

December 4, 2016 | Physics and Astronomy

Explosives detection

An optical sensor platform for the detection of explosive remnants of war In-field prototype optimisation and end-user engagement Dr Ross Gillanders & Prof. Graham Turnbull  | Organic Semiconductor Centre, School of Physics & Astronomy Since legacy landmines affect local populations …

December 3, 2016 | Physics and Astronomy

Low-cost organic solar cells

Enhancement of low-cost organic solar cells by plasmonic structures for application and manufacturing in developing countries Dr Lethy Jagadamma and Prof. Ifor Samuel School of Physics and Astronomy Today’s major source of energy (85%) – fossil fuel – is depleting rapidly …

December 3, 2016 | Earth and Environmental Sciences

Making use of laser speckle

Measurement of wavelength using laser speckle Prof. Kishan Dholakia School of Physics and Astronomy Light is a wave and it is well known waves can interfere creating patterns with constructive (bright) and destructive (dark) regions.

December 3, 2016 | Physics and Astronomy

Millimetre antennas

Dr Graham Smith & Dr Duncan Robertson | Millimeter Wave & EPR Group, School of Physics & Astronomy Horn antennas at microwave, mm-wave and terahertz frequencies are commonly used in high performance radars, radiometers and in advanced instrumentation and communication systems. …

December 2, 2016 | Physics and Astronomy

Single pixel imaging

Dr Michael Mazilu School of Physics & Astronomy An image is worth a thousand words. This statement holds not only true in every day life but even more so in science.

December 2, 2016 | Physics and Astronomy

Light Box – bringing together culture and science

Light Box celebrates light in all its aspects – solar, sacred, scientific, nourishing, and poetic. Produced as a result of meetings between Professor Crawford and McBeath and contemporary physicists whose work centres on light, the work juxtaposes a series of …

August 19, 2016 | Art History

Applied photonics in the Southern Ocean

So why did I, a physicist who is most at home in the darkened, well-controlled confines of a laser laboratory, find myself dressed in high-viz clothing climbing aboard a big orange ship in Tasmania in January 2016 about to set …

August 19, 2016 | Marine Biology