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The Dodd-Walls Centre

 A New Zealand Centre of Research Excellence

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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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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Dodd-Walls Centre News
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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Governor visits the Dodd-Walls Centre

The New Zealand Governor, Sir Jerry Mataeparae visits the Dodd-Walls Centre, read the full article here

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Dodd-Walls Centre partner scoops Museum Aotearoa awards

Otago Museum claimed several top honours, including two categories and a special award, in this year’s New Zealand Museum Awards held in Auckland last night (Wednesday 18 May).

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Lab in a Box visits Maheno School and East Otago High School

On May 4th Lab in a Box visited Maheno School and delivered sessions on the Science of Light to Y1-Y8 students.
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The Night's Watch

DWC Education Team member, Ian Griffin talks to TVNZ Sunday about the importance and beauty of our nights sky, Watch the full interview on our news and events page

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Aurora Australis: The lights you only see in the dark

Watch the piece on our southern lights: Aurora Australis covered by the TVNZ programme Story, link on our events page

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UNESCO Celebrates International day of women and girls in science
International day introduced by UNESCO as a celebration of women and girls in science. Link on our news and events page, read more here
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Dodd-Walls Centre and Otago Museum celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Otago Museum celebrates International Day for women in science. Read the article in the ODT, link on news and events page.

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Dodd-Walls Centre Partner Organizations

Hosted by the University of Otago






Dodd-Walls Centre Links


The Photon Factory



The Lighthouse Platform

Quantum Science Otago


Illuminating New Zealand