US professor gives Selby lectures

February 15, 2018
(from left) University of Adelaide Dean of Engineering, Professor Anton Middelberg, with Selby Fellowship recipient Professor Xi-Cheng Zhang and Professor Derek Abbott from the University of Adelaide.

Professor Xi-Cheng Zhang, the M. Parker Givens Professor at the Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester in the US, gave three Selby public lectures in December.

The lectures attracted more than 100 people to RMIT University, the University of Adelaide and the University of Wollongong. According to Professor Zhang there were many intense discussions after the lectures, including talk of Australian researchers planning large-scale terahertz (THz) research activities in 2019, involving many researchers from multiple universities and involving extreme THz science, to which Professor Zhang offered to contribute.

Selby Fellowships are awarded to distinguished overseas scientists to visit scientific centres in Australia. Fellows are expected to increase public awareness of science and scientific issues. The Fellowship is financed through the generosity of the trustees of the Selby Scientific Foundation.

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