Laser-based atom filter shows the way to back-to-front technology

Scientists at ANU have designed a back-to-front filter which uses lasers to process clouds of atoms. The device is back-to-front because it creates mirrors made of laser beams that reflect atoms. It is a reversed version of the well-known Fabry-Perot...

ANU MakerSpace leads push to make free protective equipment for health workers

The ANU MakerSpace is helping to ensure health workers have adequate supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE) amid the coronavirus pandemic, by coordinating the production of thousands of face shields and masks. The MakerSpace, established and funded...

Award for cultural change as makerspace gets students thinking like a physicist

Dr John Debs from the Physics Education Centre has won a 2017 Australian Award for University Teaching, announced by Minister for Education and Training, Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham. Dr Debs was rewarded for his work in the development of the new Mike...

Australian of the year trophy designed with makerspace skills

RSPE’s ANU Makerspace has played a key role in designing and producing the newly unveiled Australian of the Year trophies.  Design sketches from the School of Art were digitised at the Makerspace, so they could be refined and produced quickly,...

Quantum computer leap

The main technical difficulty in building a quantum computer could soon be the thing that makes it possible to build one, according to new research from The Australian National University. Dr André Carvalho, from the ARC Centre for Quantum...

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