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High-Precision Characterisation of Optics Using Hartmann Wavefront Sensors

Honours projects: Accurate knowledge of optical parameters is becoming increasingly important for a wide range of scientific and industrial applications.

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Characterising the Directional Stability of Laser Sources for Future Gravitational Wave Detectors

Honours project: In this project you will develop a new quadrant photodiode to measure the pointing stability of 2 µm lasers that being developed for future detectors.

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Understanding Laser Beams

Honours project: The goal of this project is to explore the use of new imaging arrays for laser beam profilers that can cover a wide range of wavelengths.

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Mixed Digital and Analog Control of Advanced Lasers

Honours project: This project explores the use of blended control strategies to optimise the performance of advanced lasers.

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Study of Nature's Extreme Particle Accelerators at Tera-eV (10^12eV) Gamma-Ray Energies with Hess and other Telescopes

Honours projects: Opportunities to study extended sources which may include supernova remnants, pulsar nebulae, star formation regions and also mysterious unidentified sources, as well as searching for transient/bursting sources in High Energy Stereoscopic System (HESS) data.

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High-Precision Surface Metrology of Mirrors

Honours project: This project provides the opportunity to adapt an advanced set of modeling tools to predict the performance of 2µm lasers and help optimise their performance.

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Machine Learning Techniques for Advanced Gravitational Wave Detectors

Honours project: This project will use advanced interferometer simulation software, developed by researchers at Adelaide, coupled with machine learning and Bayesian analysis methods to develop new techniques for extracting experimental parameters within gravitational wave interferometers.

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Transient Weather Events

Honours project: Integration of data from multiple instruments to determine the origins of recurring and transient weather events in the Adelaide area.

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High Resolution 3D Scene Mapping Using Advanced GW Technology

Honours project: In this project you will explore phase camera technology to understand its potential and limitations.

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High-energy Physics Phenomenology

Honours projects: Projects which combine experimental, computational and theoretical physics.

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Competition: Young Scientist of the Year

How do we feed the world’s growing population? How do we save our wildlife from extinction? Got an idea that will build a brighter, greener world?

Australian high school students are invited to submit a short video about one of Australia’s big science challenges.

Video competition