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.


The group warmly welcomes Maciej Pieczarka from from Wrocław University of Science and Technology in Poland. He is visiting our lab until mid-September, and is planning to do some really exciting experiments during this time.

News from PLMCN’18

Congratulations to Eli Estrecho on winning the 1st “Gold” award (500 EUR) for the best poster presentation entitled “Single-shot imaging of exciton-polariton condensates” at PLMCN18 conference (9-14 July 2017, Wuerzburg, Germany).

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.