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!

ARC Funding success

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:

DP160101371 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 ANU
DP160103311 Nonequilibrium states of polariton superfluids Prof Matthew Davis; Dr Elena Ostrovskaya UQ/ANU

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!

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).

Our group warmly welcomes Matthias Wurdack, a visiting MSc scholar from the Univesrity of Wuerzburg, who is joining our laboratory for six months to gain experience in ultrafast imaging techniques.

Daniel Comber-Todd (Honours) and Jonas von Milczewski (PhB student) are joining us for a year. Welcome and have fun!

The ANU Polariton Lab warmly welcomes our new Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Tingge Gao, and a PhD student, Mr. Eliezer Estrecho,