The Klein Prize in Experimental Physics

Ms Stephanie Bernard

"I am a first year PhD student at Melbourne, studying galaxies in the very early universe. I use facilities like the Hubble Space Telescope and the 10meter Keck Telescope in Hawaii to look at galaxies in the first 5% of the Universe's history, just after the Big Bang. The aim is to see when these galaxies form and what their properties are, and to see how they evolve from the early universe to today."

Mr Thomas Lucas

Thomas' work is looking at the development of particle accelerators with high accelerating gradients, allowing for the production of high energy beams over small distances. Thomas says that:
"this would open up the possibility of "bench top" accelerators in all medical facilities which can be used for anything from x-ray production to radiotherapy. I would like to continue on after my PhD to build Australia's first proton therapy accelerator."

Presented by: Professor Emeritus Anthony G. Klein AM
Presented on: Wednesday 29 July 2015

Established in 2005 through donations from Professor Emeritus Anthony G. Klein (BE ElecEng 1957; PhD Science 1977; DSc 1987) and his family.

During his distinguished career at Melbourne. Tony Klein has held a personal chair in Physics and served as Head of the School of Physics.

He is an internationally recognised physicist specialising in optics.