Robert is a Freelance Science Journalist with a STEM BSc. He specializes in Physics, Space, Astronomy, Astrophysics, Quantum Physics, and SciComm. Robert is an ABSW member, and aWCSJ 2019 and IOP Fellow.
Between the late 2020s and early 2030s, NASA’s DAVINCI probe will take a look at Venus's atmosphere in unprecedented detail by dropping a probe with a spectrometer to the planet’s surface.
A laser mode sensor development by gravitational-wave scientists at the University of Western Australia could be the key to probing beneath the surface of neutron stars. The breakthrough may help researchers test the limits of Einstein’s theory of General Relativity using gravitational waves.
Spacecraft powered by solar sails propelled by photons could explore interstellar space, redefining the term “traveling light.”
Quantum Dice, a UK start-up that spun out of Oxford University’s quantum optics lab, is developing the world's first compact source-device independent quantum random number generator (QRNG).
Researchers have discovered a new phase of water that forms at extremely high temperatures and pressures. The phase of water--which is possibly found at the center of ice worlds such as Neptune and Uranus-is called superionic ice.
Nanomachines constructed of novel ‘optical matter’ could use laser light to perform tasks on the nanoscale, suggests new research.
Maintaining fluorescence as dyes crystalize to form solids is a problem that has existed in materials for over 100 years. Now, a novel approach to tackling the issue and a revolutionary material could unlock a new age of optics technology.
In many developing countries there is a growing shortage of clean, drinkable water. Could the solution to this crisis be solved by the energy delivered by the Sun, and laser crafted solar energy-absorbing surfaces?
Table-top particle accelerators could be poised to move from fantasy to reality thanks to a novel optical lens system.
This article discusses research that revealed details in last year's black hole image, and the future for black hole imaging.
The TheiaVu™ Series is a range of benchtop inspection systems that allow the user to take a wide variety of measurements, and to record repeatable, reliable data to improve processes.
KLA’s Filmetrics F40 allows you to transform your benchtop microscope into an instrument to measure thickness and refractive index.
This product profile describes the properties and applications of the ProMetric® I-SC Solution Imaging Colorimeter.
Dr. David Dung
We spoke with University of Bonn spin-off Midel Photonics, a start-up company whose laser beam shaping technology is hoping to sharpen up the laser industry.
Matthias Sachsenhauser, Ph.D.
Following Laser World of Photonics 2022, we spoke with Matthias Sachsenhauser from Hamamatsu Photonics about the role of laser-driven light sources in the future of the photonics sector.
Dr. Keith Paulsen
AZoOptics speaks to Dr. Keith Paulsen about the importance of breast cancer detection and the introduction of his team's deep-learning algorithm that associates spatial images of tissue optical properties with optical signal patterns measured during an imaging experiment or patient exam.