The Bowie Medal recognises research excellence in the field of mass spectrometry by an Australian or New Zealand researcher under the age of 45 years.
Professor John Bowie is a Professor of organic chemistry at the University of Adelaide, with a specialist interest in mass spectrometry and was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for his contributions to the field.
Tara will be presenting her findings at a keynote lecture at the 26th ANZSMS conference that will be held in Adelaide, 16-20th July.
The award is in recognition of Andre and team’s pioneering research into the development of techniques for extremely precise and accurate measurement of time. Specifically, the Cryogenic Sapphire Clock is a ultra precise oscillator that can measure time at the femtosecond scale (one quadrillionth of a second) and a single second deviation occurs one every 40 million years. This kind of precision is essential for technologies such as metrology and radar.
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.
The publication “Fast machine-learning online optimisation of ultra-cold-atom experiments” was ranked in the top 100 articles published in Scientific Reports in 2016, receiving 11820 views.
Scientific Reports is part of the Nature publishing group and more than 20000 articles were published in 2016.
Reference: Wigley et al (2016) “Fast Machine-Learning Online Optimization of Ultra-Cold-Atom Experiments” Scientific Reports, 6, 25890. doi:10.1038/srep25890