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Introducing the Hamilton series!

The Hamilton Award, the Royal Society Te Apārangi Early Career Research Excellence Award for Science, is awarded annually for the encouragement of scientific research by early-career researchers currently based in…

Juggling three atoms

Dodd Walls researchers lead by Mikkel Andersen have achieved the first bottom-up assembly of three atoms held in an optical trap. A myriad of equipment including lasers, mirrors, a vacuum chamber,…

No storm in a teacup

What happens when you stir a superfluid? Able to flow without resistance, superfluids respond by forming quantized vortices – tiny storms that interact with each other to create quantum turbulence….

Koala Student Conference

In early December,  Otago Dodd-Walls students hosted the 12th Conference on Optics, Atoms and Laser Applications, known as KOALA. This is an annual, international student conference supported under the International…

DPC Conference

Dodd Walls researchers Mike Reid, Jon Wells and Jevon Longdell hosted the 20th International Conference on Dynamical Processes in Excited States of Solids (DPC19) at the Chateau on the Park,…

ICOLS 2019

The International Conference on Laser Spectroscopy is a biennial conference concerning developments and applications of precision measurement and control in atomic systems. The 24th ICOLS was held in Queenstown from…

ICAVS 2019

Over 300 people (290 from overseas and from 34 countries) collected in Auckland the week of 8 July 2019 to discuss the latest developments and applications of vibrational spectroscopy. The…

Techweek 2019

The DWC ran a highlight event in Auckland this year for Techweek19. It was a lively event with speakers including Hon Megan Woods, Prof Cather Simpson, and Charlotte Walshe. The…