Associated Groups and Networks
In addition to the personal collaborators of individual staff, members of the School of Physics have affiliations with, or are formal partners in, a number of research centres, projects and institutes.
Quantum Communications Victoria (QCV)
Lead by CEO, Prof Geoffrey Taylor, Quantum Communications Victoria (QCV) is an initiative to build a proto-type single photon source for use in cryptography.
The ARC Centre of Excellence for Coherent X-ray Science (CXS)
The School of Physics (Optics group) is the host institution in the multi-campus partnership researching imaging techniques arising from coherent X-ray sources, lead by Centre Director, Prof Keith Nugent.
Quantum Computation and Communication Technology (CQC2T)
The Centre is situated in the David Caro and Nuclear Physics Buildings of the University of Melbourne. It is co-located with the Microanalytical Research Centre (MARC), Quantum Communications Victoria (QCV) and the Melbourne Materials Institute.
Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation (CCMC)
A/Prof Ann Roberts and Profs Keith Nugent and David Jamieson liaise with the Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation (CCMC), primarily with respect to development of novel experimental techniques used in conservation and materials identification.
The Australian Institute for High Energy Physics (AUSHEP)
The Institute was founded in 1989 on the initiative of the High Energy Physics groups from the Universities of Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney. The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) and the University of Wollongong later joined AUSHEP as full members while the University of NSW and the ANU joined as Associate Members.
The ARC Centre of Excellence for Particle Physics (CoEPP)
CoEPP's Melbourne Node is lead by Professor Ray Volkas and brings together experimentalists, as part of the ATLAS collaboration, and theorists to focus on the expected era of discovery the\at the Large Hadron Collider will provide.