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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.

Physics Seminar - Shijie Chai

Monday, 11 March 2019

Shijie has just completed his PhD under the supervision of Associate Professor Mikkel Andersen.

Otago scientists invent easier, cheaper way to measure gravity

Monday, 17 December 2018

The world has one official kilogram against which all other country’s kilograms are measured and scales calibrated.

Physics Colloquium - Florian Marquardt

Friday, 14 December 2018

Florian Marquardt is Director at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light and Professor of Theoretical Physics at Fredrich Alexander University of Erlngen-Nuremberg.