Welcome to the Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Quantum Theory website at the Department of Physics of the University of Otago. We are part of the Center for Quantum Science, University of Otago (QSO) and the Dodd-Walls Centre for Photonic and Quantum Technologies
Our research interests cover many topics in degenerate ultra-cold quantum gases and quantum optics, including quantum turbulence, dipolar interactions, critical phenomena and coarsening, supersolids, spinor systems, and quantum dynamics in nonlinear optical processes.
We are always keen to hear from motivated students interested in postgraduate research opportunities. International students looking for further information about the application process, please see our application guide.
Congratulations to Blair and Danny on the award of 2019 Marsden Grant Binary magnetic gas – the next generation quantum-liquid (Nov. 2019).
Our group is the home of the cfield theory review of the truncated Wigner phase-space method for ultra-cold Bose gases. We cover the essentials of the projected Gross-Pitaevskii equation and its generalizations to open quantum systems, and give a survey of applications including first-principles modelling of experiments.
Dynamics and statistical mechanics of ultra-cold Bose gases using c-field techniques,
P. B. Blakie, A. S. Bradley, M. J. Davis, R. J. Ballagh, and C. W. Gardiner, Advances in Phyiscs 57, 363 (2008)