Category Archives: IPAS Seminars

IPAS Seminar: Dr Wen Qi Zhang


This week’s IPAS seminar will be presented by Dr Wen Qi Zhang, titled “A Numerical Study of Passive Mode-Locked Lasers with Two Peaks in the Gain Profile“.

Wen Qi is currently a researcher within the Laser Physics and Photonics Devices Laboratory at the University of South Australia

Event details:
Thursday, 29th June, 3:30-4:30 pm
Level 2, The Braggs Meeting Room


IPAS Seminar: Dr Kerry Mudge

KerryMudgeThis week’s IPAS seminar will feature Dr Kerry Mudge, who will be presenting  an “Overview of Free Space Optical Communications (FSOC) Research at DST Group“.

Kerry is currently a researcher within the Department of Defence, Science and Technology.

Event details:
Thursday, 22nd June, 3:30-4:30 pm
Level 2, The Braggs Meeting Room

IPAS Seminar: Dr Andrew Pollard

This Thursday IPAS will be hosting Dr Andrew Pollard, from National Physical Laboratory (UK). He will be giving a seminar titled Measurement and Standardisation: Enabling an Emerging Graphene Industry”
Event details:
Thursday 8th June, 3:30-4:30 pm,
Level 2, The Braggs Meeting Room

Visiting Scientist: Dr Alexander Wood


IPAS Seminar: Thursday 11th May, 3:30-4:30 pm

Dr Alexander Wood (University of Melbourne), will be visiting IPAS on 10-11th May and will be giving a seminar entitled “A New Spin on Quantum Sensing with Diamonds”  on Thursday 3:30-4:30 pm, Level 2 Meeting Room, The Braggs.


IPAS Seminar: The GEM of Memory Storage

Dr Ben Sparkes kicked off the 2017 IPAS Seminar Series with his presentation titled “Gradient Echo Memory: A GEM for Quantum Information Processing”.

Gradient Echo Memory (GEM) is based on photon echoes and is a more precise and efficient form of quantum  memory and storage for light.

Ben joined the Precision Measurement Group two months ago, following a postdoc at University of Melbourne and undertaking his PhD at Australia National University.  He is an ARC DECRA Fellow and is looking forward to expanding his research within IPAS.