Physics at ANU: Optics and Photonics

 Location: Acton campus
 Format: Activities, Experiments
 Year group: Years 8 -12
 Duration: 60 minutes (flexible)
 Number of students: Maximum of 25
 Availability: Weekdays excluding public holidays. Please contact us for availability throughout the rest of the year. At least 1 months’ notice required
 Cost: No cost

The photonics and optics program involves a number of experimental activities including:

  • Michelson Interferometer
  • Diffraction
  • Image processing
  • Spectra
  • Optical Fibres
  • Medical use of Gamma Radiation
  • Bell Photo-phone
  • Solar cells.

The level of experiments varies depending on the age group. There may also be an opportunity for our scientists to link into the National Curriculum. It’s important that students and teachers enjoy the activities and that’s why we link them all into the outside world where the physics is used. The visit may include a tour through a research area and several demonstrations of physics in action.