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Vol 28, Issue 4:
December 2014

The International Year of Light is just around the corner! In this final issue of the AOS News for 2014 hear all about the exciting plans for the 2015 UNESCO IYL. Go for a quantum walk with photon pairs on a nonlinear chip. Learn about optical elastography and how it can be used to visualise tissue and much much more!

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International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology ICONN 2016

The aim of ICONN 2016 is to bring together Australian and International communities (students, scientists, engineers and stake holders from academia, government laboratories, industry and other organisations) working in the field of nanoscale science and technology to discuss new and exciting advances in the field. ICONN will cover nanostructure growth, synthesis, fabrication, characterization, device design, theory, modeling, testing, applications, commercialisation, and health and safety aspects of nanotechnology.

7 – 11 February 2016
National Convention Centre, Canberra, Australia

Abstract due date 20 September 2015.
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International Conference on Laser Ablation COLA 2015

Laser ablation encompasses a wide range of processes of laser interaction with matter, from delicate atomic motion in transient states to acceleration of particles to extreme energies. These processes present many challenging problems for scientists to study and understand. At the same time, laser ablation is of significant commercial importance in material processing, constituting today a multi-billion dollar industry. These topics, together with new emerging physics of laser interaction with matter and its applications for laser modification of material properties will be widely addressed at the 13th International Conference on Laser Ablation.

31 August – 4 September 2015
Cairns, Queensland

Abstract due date 14 February 2015.
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International Conference on Optics and Photonics, India

The AOS is pleased to be a technical co-sponsor of the XXXIX Conference of the Optical Society of India, the International Conference on Optics and Photonics

20-22 February 2015
University of Calcutta

Abstract due date 15 November 2014.
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2015 AGM

To be held during the lunch break in the IPOS Symposium,
12:15pm Thursday 6 November
Lecture Theatre 101
New Law Building
University of Sydney

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23rd Canberra International Physics Summer School "Frontiers in Physics"

1–5 December 2014, Australian National University, Canberra

The School will introduce undergraduate and graduate students to fundamental ideas and concepts in Quantum Many body systems, Quantum entanglement, Nanomaterials, Mathematical physics, Non-linear physics, and Fusion Plasma physics. These topics play key roles in the foundation of modern physics and are likely to govern the development of new technologies and applications. Keynote speakers include Nobel Prize winners Brian Schmidt and Steven Chu. Physics lab tours will also be organised.

Student travel & living scholarships are available, see here.

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