2016 W.H. Beatty Medal: Fresnel Diffraction of Slow Neutrons

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2016 W.H. Beatty Medal: Fresnel Diffraction of Slow Neutrons

Hercus Theatre
David Caro Building

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daryl.holland@unimelb.edu.au

In accepting the 2016 W.H. Beatty Medal of the Optical Society of Australia I will describe my main contributions to optics over my career, which have been mainly experiments with slow, (i.e. long deBroglie wavelength) neutrons, specifically Fresnel diffraction and interferometry. In this mainly historical talk I will describe a subset of these experiments and their significance as demonstrations of some of the fundamentals of quantum mechanics.

Presenter

  • Professor Emeritus Tony Klein
    Professor Emeritus Tony Klein, School of Physics