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!

Congratulations to Dr. Eli Estrecho, who was selected by the scientific review panel of the Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings to participate in the 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting taking place from 30 June to 05 July 2019 in Lindau, Germany. Only the 600 most qualified young scientists worldwide are given the opportunity to enrich and share the unique atmosphere of these meetings.

Congratulations to Eli Estrecho and his collaborators on publication of their work on the single-shot regime of polariton condensation in Nature Communications. Access the full-text paper here.

We are very happy to welcome back Dr. Maciej Pieczarka, who is joining the group as a Postdoctoral Fellow.

Congratulations to Eli on submitting his PhD thesis for examination! Eli was the very first student to join the Polariton BEC lab, and this is the first experimental thesis to come out of our group. A great milestone on a long learning journey both for Eli and his supervisors.

Our warm welcome to our former visiting Masters student Matthias Wurdack, who is re-joining our group as a PhD student!

Chirality at an exceptional point

Chirality of a single surviving mode of an exciton-polariton resonator driven to an exceptional point was demonstrated in our recent experimental and theoretical work. The research appeared in Physical Review Letters 120, 065301 (2018). The image below shows (a) the shape of the optically-induced resonator and (b) a chiral (vortex) mode.

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