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Department of Physics News and Events

Quantum physicists shining new light on cave art

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Leslie Van Gelder, a well-known American-born archeologist has been working with Dr Harald Schwefel, and other physicists at Otago University to develop a lamp that mimics the flickering torch light that paleolithic cave artists worked by many thousands of years ago. The lamps will help Leslie and other archeologists reveal intimate details of these ancient people.

Physics Colloquium - Noah Hensley

Monday, 6 May 2019

Noah Hensley is a PhD student in the Department of Physics, University of Otago, under the supervision of Professor Richard Blaikie.

Breakthrough research to revolutionise internet communication

Thursday, 18 April 2019

A team of University of Otago / Dodd-Walls Centre scientists have created a novel device that could enable the next generation of faster more energy efficient internet. Their breakthrough results have been published in the world’s premiere scientific journal Nature this morning.