It always amazes me how the largest things in the universe are still made up of the smallest things in the universe and that we can therefore examine the Universe by looking at the smallest particles right here on Earth, or conversely, by studying the largest of objects we can begin to understand how the smallest of particles work. Hence the fields of Astronomy and Particle Physics complement each other.
The enigmatic Professor Andrew Greentree from the Centre for Nanoscale BioPhotonics at RMIT looks at quantum optics, quantum information and diamond properties. But he has also recognised that how we study the largest of objects provides a way to study the smallest of objects – in the true theme of AstroLight.
Astronomy looks to outer space. We use techniques from astronomy to study inner space. In this talk I will explain how we study fluorescent nanoparticles to explore biological environments.
Prof Andy‘s research highlights include the discovery of a new form of quantum transport in solid-state systems, the prediction of new quantum phases of light, and co-invention of a new method of fabricating diamond nanostructures that led to creation of the thinnest layers of single crystal diamond manufactured.
Join Prof Andy in the Scienceworks Energy Lab as he takes you from the biggest to the smallest with the wonders of Light and optics.
You can learn more about the research and activities of CNBP on Twitter(@ and @) and Facebook. Also come to the CNBP stall on the Lower Ground Floor and then head into the Dark rooms to see the wonders of light in action with the CNBP crew.
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