Warmest welcome to our new group member Maryam Boozarjmehr, who has officially started her experimental PhD project with us last week.
We are also pleased to congratulate our first PhD graduate Dr. Guangyao Li on commencing his postdoctoral research at University of Southampton, in the group of Prof. Alexey Kavokin.
Our research on exciton-polariton Talbot effect demonstrated by loading exciton-polariton condensate into a phase-locked Bloch state of a 1D periodic array of mesa traps appeared in Physical Review Letters today. Congratulations to all involved in this work!
We congratulate Eliezer Estrecho on winning the highly competitive RSPE Robert and Helen Crompton Travel Award! This award will support his travel to our collaborators in Japan, Germany, and USA in 2017.
A postdoctoral position in theory of non-equilibrium polariton condensation is open in Prof. Matt Davis’ group at the University of Queensland:
Congratulations to Guangyao (Leo) Li on submitting his PhD thesis and to Daniel Comber-Todd on submitting and defending his Honours thesis. These are the first thesis completions in our group.
UPDATE: Daniel graduated with H1 (first class Honours) – well done!
All seminars will run in the Le Couter Building Seminar Room 3.17 (Level 3)
Please re-visit this page for the updates
Tuesday 24 May
11:30-12:30: Elena Ostrovskaya (ANU) “Polariton BEC group: Introduction”
1:30-2:30: Tania Espinosa-Ortega (NTU, Singapore) “Polaritonics: Optical diodes and photonic circuits”
6:00 pm: Workshop dinner @ Sammy’s Kitchen (North Quarter Canberra Centre, Bunda St Canberra City)
Wednesday 25 May
11:00-12:00: Matthew Davis (University of Queensland, Australia) “Nonequilibrium states in finite temperature superfluids”
1:30-2:30: Michael Fraser (RIKEN, Japan), “Open-dissipative superfluidity and strongly-correlated states in exciton-polaritons”
Thursday 26 May
11:00-12:00: Eliezer Estrecho (ANU) “Single-shot measurements of polariton condensation dynamics”
1:30-2:30: Polariton BEC Lab tour
Friday 27 May
2:00-3:00: Tim Liew (NTU, Singapore) “Topological Polaritons and Chiral Bogoliubons”
Tuesday 31 May
11:00-12:00: Ivan Savenko (IBS Center for Theoretical Physics of Complex Systems, South Korea) “Quantum fluctuation relations in a polariton system”
We will be hosting several of our collaborators working in the areas of polaritonics and non-equilibrium physics from the 23rd of May until the 2nd of June. During these two weeks, our guests will give a series of informal seminars on their recent research and ‘blue-sky’ visions for the future. Our speakers are:
Prof. Matthew Davis, UQ, Australia
A/Prof. Tim Liew, NTU, Singapore
Dr. Tania Espinosa-Ortega, NTU, Singapore
Dr. Michael Fraser, RIKEN, Japan
Dr. Ivan Savenko, CTP, Korea
The seminars will run from 11 am to 12 pm in Le Couter Building Seminar Room (Level 3) on the 23rd, 24th, 25th, and 26th of May, and on the 31st of May.
We will post the detailed program on Friday the 20th of May. Watch this space!
Funding outcomes for the Australian Research Council DP 2016 round were announced today. Our group and collaborators were successful in securing two Discovery Project Grants for 2016-2018. The two funded projects are:
||Macroscopic quantum state engineering and transport in polaritonic devices
||Dr Elena Ostrovskaya; A/Prof Andrew Truscott; Dr Robert Dall; Dr Sven Hofling; Dr Michael Fraser; Dr Timothy Liew; Dr Christian Schneider
||Nonequilibrium states of polariton superfluids
||Prof Matthew Davis; Dr Elena Ostrovskaya
In addition, Dr. Michael Fraser (RIKEN) and Dr. Tim Liew (NTU) were granted the ARC Discovery International Awards for collaborative visits to the ANU.
Congratulations to all!
Our recent research on observation of exceptional points in a quantum exciton-polariton billiard is published as a Letter to Nature!
Read the story in the ANU Newsroom and on Phys.org.
Exciton-polariton condensate wavefunction in a light-induced quantum Sinai billiard (image from the ANU Polariton BEC Laboratory)
Congratulations to Eliezer Estrecho, who has won the ANU Vice-Chancellor’s HDR Travel Grant to present his work at FINESS 2015: Finite-Temperature Non-Equilibrium Superfluid Systems Conference in Sopot, Poland (14-18 September).