Carotenoids with Ultrafast Spectroscopy


Mitch Chasemore, Christy Dimitrakas, Alasdair McDougal, Juliette Millili, Andrew Taylor, Lachlan Theobold, Holly Whitfield


You are to write a media article or a presentation to parliament about the work of the physics and laser laboratories at Swinburne University of Technology, to explain how the study of light responsive molecules can be beneficial and important to understanding the process of photosynthesis. Furthermore the document should include how understanding the nature of the interactions between light and matter can help in developing future energy solutions.

The Presentation


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Media Article (PDF - 28KB)

Student Presentation (PDF - 3.6MB)

Research Report (PDF - 3.9MB)


“I got a taste of university and it has greatly increased my knowledge.”Andrew Taylor

“The best part was grasping new knowledge; I’m interested in and love science.” Holly Whitfield

“I now have a good thing to put on my resume; I am more educated on lasers, I now know a lot more about OPA’s.” Lachlan Theobold

“Science provides new ideas and solutions and affects everyone.”Juliette Millili

“This was a very informational and exciting program. I loved every minute of it!” Christy Dimitrakas

“Science is very useful – it has made my view stronger about the usefulness of science.” Mitch Chasemore

“The program gave me an increased knowledge and enthusiasm in the field I will be studying in university.”Alasdair McDougal