Women in Science Colloquium

“Where there is enjoyment, there can be no loss: reflections of a quantum physicist

Visiting Distinguished Scientist

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Francesca Ferlaino

Institut für Experimentalphysik, University of Innsbruck (Austria) and IQOQI-Innsbruck, Austrian Academy of Sciences

Time:    1:00pm Monday 27 February 2017
Venue:   Room G29/G30, New Horizons Research Centre, 20 Research Way, Monash University, Clayton Campus, Victoria 3800, Australia


Victorian ULtraCold Atoms Network (VULCAN) Workshop

Due to catering and space restrictions, registration is essential and free. Register here

Time: Tuesday 28 February 2017
Venue: Large Seminar Room 107, School of Physics & Astronomy, 10 College Walk, Monash University, Clayton Campus, Victoria 3800, Australia


 VULCAN Workshop Program


09:00 – 09:15          Tapio Simula                Welcome

09:15 – 09:45          Kris Helmerson            Cold Atoms at Monash University                                                                                                       

09:45 – 10:30          Francesca Ferlaino      Dipolar quantum matter near absolute zero temperature

10:30 – 11:30          free morning tea (with coffee) & networking

                               Cold Atoms, Topology, and Condensed Matter, Chair: Jesper Levinsen

11:30 – 12:00          Andy Martin                   Cold Atoms at the University of Melbourne

12:00 – 12:15          Lincoln Turner               Radiofrequency-dressed spinor gases: dynamical decoupling, state tomography and ac magnetometry

12:15 – 12:30          Srivatsa Badariprasad  An anomalous phase due to extraneous three-body interactions in bosonic Hubbard systems

12:30  – 12:45         Bogdan Opanchuk         Quantum software for linear photonic simulations

12:45 – 14:00          free lunch (with coffee) & networking

                                Cold Bose gases, Chair: Russell Anderson

14:00  – 14:30          Matthew Davis              Cold Atoms at the University of Queensland

14:30  – 15:00          Nick Robins                  Cold Atoms at Australian National University                                                                                

15:00  – 15:15          Andrew Groszek           A thermometer for vortices in turbulent superfluids   

15:15  – 15:30          Shaun Johnstone         Towards measurements of quantum turbulence      

15:30 – 16:00           free afternoon tea (with coffee) & networking

                                Cold Fermi gases, Chair: Kris Helmerson

16:00  – 16:30          Chris Vale                      Cold Atoms at Swinburne University

16:30   – 16:45         Meera Parish                 Theory of quantum matter

16:45   – 17:00         Jia Wang                        Time evolution of quantum entanglement in a localized environment

17:00   – 17:15         Shimpei Endo                Few-body approach to many-body problems in the unitary Fermi gas

17:15  closing


Women in Science: the future

Foreword by A/Prof. Coral Warr, Associate Dean Research, Faculty of Science, Monash University

All genders cordially invited

Please join us for a morning coffee to share ideas on how to make science more equitable

Hear from our panel how you can become a champion of change too


Chair: Dr. Jasmina Lazendic-Galloway   Monash University        

Panel Members:

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Francesca Ferlaino         University of Innsbruck

ADR, A/Prof. Coral Warr                           Monash University

HoS, Prof. Michael J. Morgan                  Monash University

A/Prof. Meera Parish                                Monash University

Prof. Matthew Davis                                 University of Queensland


Time:    9:30am -11:30am Wednesday 1 March 2017
Venue:   Room G29/G30, New Horizons Research Centre, 20 Research Way, Monash University, Clayton Campus, Victoria 3800, Australia


The showcase is sponsored by Monash University’s Faculty of Science and the School of Physics & Astronomy                              contact: