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Organiser: Kendall Marriot - kendall.marriott@adelaide.edu.au

11 December - December 11, 2017
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2017 Selby Travelling Fellowship

About the talk

Historically, terahertz (or T-ray) technologies were mainly used by the astronomy community for detecting the cosmic background left behind after the Big Bang. Since the first demonstration of terahrtzwave time-domain spectroscopy in the late 80’s, there has been a series of significant recent advances in intense terahertz sources and sensitive detectors providing new opportunities for understanding the fundamental science of the terahertz frequency range. Now, this region of the electromagnetic spectrum from 0.3 to 10 THz (ie. 1 mm – 30 μm wavelength) is a frontier area for research in physics, chemistry, biology, materials science and medicine. Professor Xi-Cheng Zhang will review terahertz wave generation and detection techniques using lasers, highlighting their potential, including national security applications and explore the remaining challenges and future opportunities for this rapidly evolving area of research that transcends the "gap" once existing between optics and electronics.

About the speaker

Professor Xi-Cheng Zhang's research interests center around Terahertz waves, also known as T-rays, which exist within a frequency range between microwave and infrared. His research is focused on the generation, detection, and applications of free-space THz beams with ultrafast optics.

Professor Xi-Cheng Zhang is M. Parker Givens Professor at The Institute of Optics, University of Rochester. A Fellow of AAAS, APS, IEEE, OSA, and SPIE, his recent awards include 2017 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award; 2017 Australian Academy of Science Selby Fellow; 2014 International Society of IRMMW-THz Button Prize; 2012 OSA William F. Meggers Award; 2011 IEEE Photonics Society William Streifer Scientific Achievement Award; and 2009 Rensselaer William H. Wiley Award. He holds 14 professorships in foreign countries, 29 US patents, has authored or co-authored over 400 refereed scientific papers, and has an h-index of 81. Dr. Zhang is the Editor-in-Chief of Optics Letters.

The Selby Fellowship

Selby Fellowships are awarded to distinguished overseas scientists to visit 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 .

2017 Selby Lecture dates:

8 December 2017:  RMIT University,  Building 80, Level 4, Room 11 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

11 December 2017:

13 December 2017: 

The above locations and dates are for guide. Links to organisers websites have been provided where lecture details have been advertised online and this page will be updated as more are made available. Please check lecture details with local organisers as these are liable to change without notice.

Napier Building Level 1, Room 102 Lecture Theatre, South Australia false DD/MM/YYYY

Contact Information

Organiser: Kendall Marriot - kendall.marriott@adelaide.edu.au

3:00 PM December 11, 2017

Next rays? T-rays!—Adelaide

2017 Selby Travelling Fellowship

About the talk

Historically, terahertz (or T-ray) technologies were mainly used by the astronomy community for detecting the cosmic background left behind after the Big Bang. Since the first demonstration of terahrtzwave time-domain spectroscopy in the late 80’s, there has been a series of significant recent advances in intense terahertz sources and sensitive detectors providing new opportunities for understanding the fundamental science of the terahertz frequency range. Now, this region of the electromagnetic spectrum from 0.3 to 10 THz (ie. 1 mm – 30 μm wavelength) is a frontier area for research in physics, chemistry, biology, materials science and medicine. Professor Xi-Cheng Zhang will review terahertz wave generation and detection techniques using lasers, highlighting their potential, including national security applications and explore the remaining challenges and future opportunities for this rapidly evolving area of research that transcends the "gap" once existing between optics and electronics.

About the speaker

Professor Xi-Cheng Zhang's research interests center around Terahertz waves, also known as T-rays, which exist within a frequency range between microwave and infrared. His research is focused on the generation, detection, and applications of free-space THz beams with ultrafast optics.

Professor Xi-Cheng Zhang is M. Parker Givens Professor at The Institute of Optics, University of Rochester. A Fellow of AAAS, APS, IEEE, OSA, and SPIE, his recent awards include 2017 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award; 2017 Australian Academy of Science Selby Fellow; 2014 International Society of IRMMW-THz Button Prize; 2012 OSA William F. Meggers Award; 2011 IEEE Photonics Society William Streifer Scientific Achievement Award; and 2009 Rensselaer William H. Wiley Award. He holds 14 professorships in foreign countries, 29 US patents, has authored or co-authored over 400 refereed scientific papers, and has an h-index of 81. Dr. Zhang is the Editor-in-Chief of Optics Letters.

The Selby Fellowship

Selby Fellowships are awarded to distinguished overseas scientists to visit 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.

2017 Selby Lecture dates:

8 December 2017:  RMIT University,  Building 80, Level 4, Room 11 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

11 December 2017: The University of Adelaide, Napier Building, Level 1, Room 102 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

13 December 2017: University of Wollongong, Building 20, Lecture Theatre Number 2 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

The above locations and dates are for guide. Links to organisers websites have been provided where lecture details have been advertised online and this page will be updated as more are made available. Please check lecture details with local organisers as these are liable to change without notice.

Napier Building Level 1, Room 102 Lecture Theatre, South Australia

© 2017 Australian Academy of Science

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