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SA Minister for Science visits CoEP facilities

August 6, 2009

This week the South Australian Minister for Science, the Honourable Micheal O’Brien MP, visited the University of Adelaide  and was given a short tour of the CoEP’s experimental facilities. These include state-of-the-art fibre and glass making facilities along with fibre characterisation labs.
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Minister O’Brien was shown the glass and fibre fabrication approach and witnessed a live fibre draw – the process by which a macroscopic glass ‘preform’ is drawn down to a microscopic optical fibre.

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Pictured left to right: Martyn Evans (Director, Community Engagement), Prof Tanya Monro, Minister O'Brien and Prof James McWha (Vice-Chancellor, University of Adelaide)

We hope the Minister enjoyed his visit and would like to thank him again for taking the time to tour our facilities.

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