Ultrafast Laser Spectroscopy Mini-Symposium – Melbourne 10-11th February, 2020

Venue: Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn VIC 3122.

We are running a mini-symposium on ultrafast laser spectroscopy to bring together the ultrafast laser spectroscopy community in Australia and New Zealand. We hope to showcase the various ultrafast laser spectroscopy research and the capabilities that are currently available, or in development, within this region.

The symposium will comprise talks from a number of people from each of the key ultrafast laser spectroscopy laboratories within Australia and New Zealand.  The number of talks is necessarily capped due to the short duration of the symposium, but we encourage any interested people to attend even if not presenting a talk.

Confirmed speakers:

Princeton Uni., USA: Greg Scholes, Kyra Schwarz & Ben Xinzi Zhang
Lund Uni., Sweden: Egle Bukarte (Zigmantas group)
Victoria University of Wellington, NZ: Justin Hodgkiss, Isabella Wagner & Kai Chen
Monash Uni.: Agustin Schifrin, Laszlo Frazer
RMIT Uni: Yasuhiro Tachibana
Swinburne Uni. of Technology: Jeff Davis, Xiaoming Wen, Stuart Earl & Jonathan Tollerud
Uni of Saskatoon, Canada: Ron Steer
Uni. of Adelaide: Tak Kee, Patrick Tapping & Jessica de la Perrelle
Uni. of Melbourne: Chris Hall, James Hutchison & Trevor Smith
Uni. of Queensland: Paul Shaw, Evan Moore
Uni. of Western Australia: Paul Low
UNSW: Shyamal Prasad
ANU: Eliezer Estrecho


The symposium will start at 10am on Monday Feb. 10 and will finish at ~4pm on Tuesday Feb. 11.  Talks are 25 minutes duration including question time.

The current programme: Program-final.

The abstract booklet: Program-Abstracts-web-final.

The venue will be theatre EN203 (see Hawthorn Campus Map).

Dinner will be at:  Beer DeLuxe, Hawthorn, 329 Burwood Rd., Hawthorn, 3122


For those requiring accommodation:

Quest Apartments, Hawthorn, is nice and close: https://www.questapartments.com.au/properties/vic/hawthorn/quest-hawthorn/hotel-rooms. Swinburne has a discounted rate ($199 per night), but the current rate online is actually cheaper.

Other options nearby include:

Glenferrie Hotel: https://glenferriehotel.com.au

Camberwell Apartments: https://www.camberwell-apartments.com/ (this is a little further, but still an easy walk away)

Alternatively, since Swinburne is right on the Lilydale/Belgrave train line, you could stay in the city and catch a train to Swinburne.

If you have questions please contact one of the following:

Tak Kee (University of Adelaide)
Jeff Davis (Swinburne University of Technology)
Trevor Smith (University of Melbourne)

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