Crompton travel award

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.

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!

mini-workshop program

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!

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.