anzsup 2015

Australian and New Zealand School in Ultracold Physics

The Australian and New Zealand School in Ultracold Physics (ANZSUP) is a two week graduate summer school aimed at Master level and beginning PhD students. In the field of ultra-cold physics it is aimed at providing graduate students with the relevant background in experiments and theory. This year's school will cover topics ranging from laser trapping and cooling of ultra-cold atoms through quantum simulation and open quantum systems, ultra-cold Bose and Fermi gases, optical lattices and many-body systems with disorder, spinor order parameters and long-range interactions, polaritons in semiconductors.

Lecturers from Australasia and further afield will provide mini-courses on a given topic. The list of topics and the lecturers for ANZSUP 2015 include:

  • Introduction to laser cooling and trapping, by William P. Phillips (NIST, USA)
  • Microscopic control of quantum gases and quantum simulation, by Andrew Daley (University of Strathclyde, UK)
  • Quantum gases and condensed matter, by Andy Martin (the University of Melbourne, AU)
  • Anderson localization and interacting matter waves on lattices, by Sergej Flach (Massey University, NZ / Institute for Basic Science, KR)
  • Synthetic gauge fields for ultra-cold atoms, by Ian Spielman (NIST, USA)
  • Fermi gas experiments, by Chris Vale (Swinburne University, AU)
  • Exciton polariton condensates, by Elena Ostrovskaya (ANU, AU)
  • Matlab workshop on stochastic differential equations, by Peter Drummond (Swinburne University, AU)
  • Entanglement, squeezing and applications, by Margaret Reid (Swinburne University, AU)
  • Vortices and quantum turbulence, by Tapio Simula (Monash University, AU)
  • Many-body localisation, by Igor Aleiner (University of Columbia, USA)
  • Quantum Control and Continuous Measurement, by Ivan Deutsch (University of New Mexico, USA)
  • Trapped ion quantum information, by Rainer Blatt (University of Innsbruck, Austria)
  • Open quantum systems and Dissipative dynamics of hot Bose-Einstein condensates, by Ashton Bradley (University of Otago, NZ)

The School will have two poster evenings where students can present their work. More details can be found on the Programme page.

Massey University New Zealand Institute for Advanced Study Dodd-Walls Centre Monash University Swinburne University The University of Melbourne University of Otago Quantum Science Otago

Workshop coordinators

David Hutchinson
University of Otago, NZ

Kristian Helmerson
Monash University, AU

Andy Martin
The University of Melbourne, AU

Peter Drummond
Swinburne University, AU

Joachim Brand (chair)
Massey University, NZ

Local organising committee

Danny Baillie, Amita Deb, Xiao-Quan Yu

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ANZSUP 2015 poster

photo courtesy of Otago Peninsula Trust

Other events

IONS KOALA conference

23–27 Nov 2015, Auckland, New Zealand

Are you attending ANZSUP? You may want to consider attending another great student event in New Zealand! In the week prior to ANZSUP, the eighth annual IONS KOALA (Conference of Optics, Atoms and Laser Applications) will be held in Auckland. This is New Zealand and Australia’s student conference in the fields of optical sensing, quantum optics, atom optics, fibre optics and laser technology, and an International OSA Network of Students (IONS) conference.

Click here to register for this event

Note you will need to register for ANZSUP and IONS KOALA events separately.