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Congratulations to Matthias Wurdack, who has been chosen to represent Australia at the annual Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting this year.

Matthias will be among six PhD candidates and early-career Australian scientists attending the 71th Meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany, 26 June – 1 July 2022.

We congratulate Robin Hu on her graduation from the ANU with the 1st class Honours, and warmly welcome her to our group as a PhD student!

Congratulations to Dr. Tinghe Yun on the award of his PhD degree! We wish him all the best in his new position as a postdoctoral researcher at the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Our paper on observation of motional narrowing, ballistic transport and trapping of room-temperature exciton polaritons in an atomically thin WS2 is published in Nature Communications. Congratulations to all, and especially to Matthias Wurdack, who drove this research!

The cover story by the ANU media explores the future potential of this research for low-energy electronics technologies.

Excitons in monolayer WS2 coupling to microcavity photons to form polaritons

Congratulations to Dr. Eliezer Estrecho on winning a highly competitive Discovery Early Career Award (DECRA) from the Australian Research Council! The DECRA Fellowship, commencing in 2022, will allow Dr. Estrecho to establish and lead a research program on exciton polaritons in complex artificial fields.

Congratulations to Dr.  Eliezer Estrecho and his collaborators on publishing the research on detecting collective oscillations of an exciton-polariton quantum fluid as Editor’s Suggestion in Physical Review Letters

The image below is an artistic impression of an exciton-polariton quantum fluid sloshing in a light-induced “bucket”


Congratulations to Matthias Wurdack for winning the John Carver prize for the best student talk in the Research School of Physics! This annual competition had to run via Zoom this year, which made things even more challenging. Well done!

Congratulations to Dr. Maciej Pieczarka and his collaborators! His research on quantum depletion of an exciton-polariton condensate was published in Nature Communications today. The full text can be accessed here.

Congratulations to Maryam Boozarjmehr, who was awarded a Women & Leadership Australia (WLA) Early Career Scholarship to undertake the Leading Edge leadership training program!