2009 Australian Capital Territory's Award Winner

Dr Nicholas Robins

The Australian National University Nicholas’ research is aimed at using Quantum Mechanics – the strange physics that governs the behaviour of atoms – to prototype new precision measurement devices that offer the promise of dramatically surpassing current technologies.  In the near future, applications can be expected in mineral exploration, and navigation systems both on earth…

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Dr Kylie Catchpole

The Australian National University Kylie investigates how light interacts with semiconductors, so that better, cheaper solar panels can be designed.  She is part of a world-class research team looking at all aspects of how solar energy can become a major part of the world’s energy supply. Through their research we have discovered that covering solar…

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