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Experimental physicist at ICRAR

My research focuses on the development of high-precision laser sensors and high-bandwidth laser communication systems.

For a list of available PhD projects, see here.

Personal website: davidgozzard.com

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I am a Senior Research Fellow in the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research where I am working on developing laser systems for high-precision measurement and high-bandwidth communications between spacecraft and ground stations.

Previously, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Quantum Science at the Australian National University where I worked on developing  optical phased arrays and other laser systems for metrology and communication.

My PhD research involved the development of stabilized reference frequency transfer systems for the Square Kilometre Array telescope.

My UWA research profile is available here.



Speaking and Outreach

“Communication is not something you add on to science; it is of the essence of science.” – Alan Alda

As scientists it is imperative that we share our research, not just with each other, but with the public in order to educate, excite, and explain to them what it is we do and why we do it. I take every opportunity to share my science. I have done over 40 public talks and have also written bog posts and news articles, been interviewed on radio and podcasts, and contributed to science festivals and museum displays.

I’m happy to respond to media requests for interviews and expertise on astronomy, physics or space topics.

A complete list of my speaking and outreach engagements is available here.

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