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The Dodd-Walls Centre

 A New Zealand Centre of Research Excellence


The DWC is hosting a series of seminars open to everyone to attend by videoconferencing. Details for each seminar are found below.



The Dodd-Walls Centre is a world class collaborative research network building on New Zealand’s strength in the fields of quantum optics, photonics and precision atomic physics. Our research centres around photonics, the manipulation of light at the most fundamental, quantum level, and the control and manipulation of matter at the atomic scale, through the use of light.

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Find out more about Quantum Mechanics

Find out more about Bose-Einstein Condensates

What is an atom?




Recruiting PhD Candidates and Postdoctoral Fellows


Dodd-Walls Centre 2015 Annual Report

Dodd-Walls Centre 2015 Annual Report

Read about the Dodd-Walls Centre's first year of operation as a Centre of Research Excellence

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Read about Facts and Figures here

Dodd-Walls Centre News
DWC & Otago Physicists observe Key Quantum Principle
Associate Professor Niels Kjaergaard's research on the collision of atoms to observe key quantum principle, for the full article find the link on our news and events page.
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DWC student wins Community award at Science Festival

Bianca Sawyer has been awarded the Post Graduate Student Award! Read more here 
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From Sensors to Sperm Sorting - Lighting up NZ’s Economy with Lasers
Dodd-Walls PI Cather Simpson won the Supreme Award and the Baldwins Researcher Entrepreneur Award at the recent KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards.
For more information and links go here
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Engender Technologies WINNER in AgTech Sector for World Cup Tech Challenge

New Zealand tech start-up company winner of AgTech Sector in World Cup Tech Challenge read full press release on our news and events page.

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Cather Simpson: Photonics and Sperm

Read more about Cather's start up company, Engender Technologies and listen to her interview with Kim Hill at Radio NZ here

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Dodd-Walls Centre Partner Organizations

Hosted by the University of Otago


The University of Auckland



Massey University


The University of Canterbury




Victoria University of Wellington





Dodd-Walls Centre Links


The Photon Factory



The Lighthouse Platform

Quantum Science Otago


Illuminating New Zealand