The weekly Physics Seminar series focuses on a broad range of physics research within SMP, along with frequent presentations from visiting researchers. Seminars are usually scheduled for 1.00pm on Tuesdays.

The talks are typically more specialised than a colloquium but are often attended by staff and PhD students across a broad range of areas. Speakers are thus encouraged to include introductory material in the talks.

All SMP researchers and HDR students are encouraged to speak. Please email Lewis Williamson to register your interest.

The seminars are open so there is no need to register your attendance.


Lewis Williamson

On the interpretability of quantum neural networks

5 March 2024 1:00pm2:00pm
Lirandë Pira
University of Technology Sydney

Detecting single gravitons with quantum sensing

22 February 2024 11:00am12:00pm
Germain Tobar
Stockholm University, Sweden

Some like it hot: breaking the strong interaction

3 October 2023 1:00pm2:00pm
Professor Chris Allton
Swansea University, UK

A new spin - and charge - on diamond quantum sensing

27 June 2023 1:00pm2:00pm
Speaker: Dr Alexander Wood
Affiliation: University of Melbourne

Enhanced optical geometries for atoms

5 June 2023 2:00pm3:00pm
Aidan Arnold
University of Strathclyde, Scotland

Level up your HPC skills - a whistlestop tour of modern high-performance computing

16 May 2023 1:00pm2:00pm
Speaker: Dr Emily Kahl
Affiliation: Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology

Epitaxial multiferroic perovskite oxide thin films for spintronics

9 May 2023 1:00pm2:00pm
Speaker: Dr Daniel Sando
Affiliation: University of Canterbury

Entanglement entropy for scale-invariant states: universal finite-size scaling

2 May 2023 1:45pm2:00pm
Speaker: Professor Huan-Qiang Zhou
Affiliation: Chongqing University

Quantum acoustics: Quantum mechanics with sound

21 March 2023 1:00pm2:00pm
Speaker: Professor Andrew Cleland
Affiliation: University of Chicago

Searches for Dark Matter with Precision Atomic and Optical Experiments

16 February 2023 1:00pm2:00pm
Speaker: Dr Yevgeny Stadnik
Affiliation: University of Sydney

Relativity of superluminal observers in 1+3 spacetime

7 February 2023 1:00pm2:00pm
Kacper Debski
University of Warsaw (Poland)

Quantum chaos = volume-law spatiotemporal entanglement

31 January 2023 1:00pm2:00pm
Associate Professor Kavan Modi
Monash University

Fiber sensors and supercontinuum group at DTU - supercontinuum lasers and their applications

24 January 2023 1:00pm2:00pm
Professor Ole Bang
Technical University of Denmark

In-situ control of photonic wavefunctions in superconducting waveguide QED

10 January 2023 1:00pm2:00pm
Pradeep Kumar
University of Queensland

Bad topological semimetals in honeycomb compounds

22 December 2022 2:00pm3:00pm
Manuel Fernandez Lopez
Departamento de Física Teórica de la Materia Condensada, Condensed Matter Physics Center (IFIMAC) and Instituto Nicolás Cabrera, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Structured light in optical tweezers for functional microstructures

29 November 2022 1:00pm2:00pm
Declan Armstrong
University of Queensland

Renormalisation through the lens of QCNNs

15 November 2022 1:00pm2:00pm
Speaker: Dr Nathan McMahon
Affiliation: University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

Photonic quantum computing: from academia to industry

18 October 2022 1:00pm2:00pm
Dr Devin Smith
Quix Quantum

Spatial manipulation of light with a multi-plane light-converter

13 September 2022 1:00pm2:00pm
Daniel Dahl
University of Queensland

Tips on publishing at Nature Research Journals

6 September 2022 1:00pm2:00pm
Dr David Pile
Nature Photonics

Photonic variational quantum eigensolvers

30 August 2022 1:00pm2:00pm
Dr. Young-Su Kim
Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology

Hiding ignorance and finding knowledge: adventures using the shape of light

9 August 2022 1:00pm2:00pm
Associate Professor Jacqui Romero
University of Queensland

Semiconductor quantum dots for optical quantum technologies

5 July 2022 2:00pm3:00pm
Professor Pascale Senellart
The French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and the Université Paris Saclay, France

A Josephson phase battery – A quantum battery for superconducting circuits

17 May 2022 1:00pm2:00pm
Andrea Iorio, PhD student
Scuola Normale Superiore, Italy

Optomechanics and with superfluid helium films / Observation of superfluid solitons

3 May 2022 1:00pm2:00pm
Dr Christopher Baker
University of Queensland

Observing a changing Hilbert-space inner product

19 April 2022 1:00pm2:00pm
Professor Barry Sanders
University of Calgary, Canada

Phase transitions in particle physics: breaking the strong interaction

6 April 2022 1:00pm2:00pm
Professor Chris Allton
Swansea University, U.K.

Born to run: testing cosmological inflation with large-scale extragalactic surveys

5 April 2022 1:00pm2:00pm
David Parkinson
Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute

TESS's Jovian Legacy

8 March 2022 2:30pm3:30pm
Chelsea Huang
University of Sydney

Quantum simulation with trapped ions in optical tweezers

22 February 2022 1:00pm2:00pm
Liam Bond
University of Amsterdam

Conditional quantum states of a mechanical oscillator at room temperature

14 December 2021 2:00pm3:00pm
Soroush Khademi
University of Queensland

Probe of band structure singularities with a lattice-trapped quantum gas

23 November 2021 11:00am12:00pm
Dr Charles Brown
University of California, Berkeley, USA

Micro electromechanical systems (MEMS) for health, environment and energy

2 November 2021 1:00pm2:00pm
Hoang Phan
Griffith University

How to generate and control quantum sound?

26 October 2021 1:00pm2:00pm
Mikolaj Schmidt
Macquarie University, NSW

Low frequency on-chip magnetometry using optical microcavities

14 September 2021 1:00pm2:00pm
Hamish Greenall
University of Queensland

The data-driven future of high-energy-density physics

7 September 2021 4:00pm5:00pm
Peter Hatfield
Oxford University, U.K.

Planet Hunters TESS: people-powered exoplanet discoveries in TESS data

31 August 2021 4:00pm5:00pm
Nora Eisner
University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Next generation through-earth wireless communication

24 August 2021 1:00pm2:00pm
Fernando Gotardo
University of Queensland

Time reversed optical waves by arbitrary optical field generation

17 August 2021 1:00pm2:00pm
Mikael Mounaix
University of Queensland

Quantum measurement of mechanical motion

10 August 2021 1:00pm2:00pm
Chao Meng
University of Queensland

Quantum error correction in holographic universes

27 July 2021 1:00pm2:00pm
Monica Kang

Supersymmetric box-ball system

20 July 2021 1:00pm2:00pm
Benjamin Solomon and Mitchell Ryan
University of Queensland

Integrated photonics for quantum information

29 June 2021 1:00pm2:00pm
Ming Su
University of Queensland

Strategy for faster speed solution-processed organic photodiodes

22 June 2021 1:00pm2:00pm
Siddhartha Saggar
University of Queensland

Ferromagnetic gyroscopes for tests of fundamental physics

4 May 2021 1:00pm2:00pm
Pavel Fadeev
Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz

Magnetic structures and dynamics in a BEC with spin-dependent optical tweezers

27 April 2021 1:30pm2:00pm
Alexander Pritchard
University of Queensland

Efficiency roll-off in organic light emitting devices

27 April 2021 1:00pm1:30pm
Monirul Hasan
University of Queensland

Dissipation dilution in stressed nanomechanical resonators

20 April 2021 1:00pm2:00pm
Leo Sementilli
University of Queensland

Peculiar velocities of galaxies

13 April 2021 1:00pm2:00pm
Khaled Said Soliman
University of Queensland

Quantum state tomography on qudits

6 April 2021 1:00pm2:00pm
Markus Rambach
University of Queensland

All downhill from here: What automatic differentiation can do for optics

30 March 2021 1:00pm2:00pm
Benjamin Pope
University of Queensland

State transfer in unresolved sideband regime by feedback cooling

16 March 2021 1:00pm2:00pm
Amy Van der Hel
University of Queensland

What does the distribution of galaxies tell us about the Universe?

9 March 2021 1:00pm2:00pm
Cullam Howlett
University of Queensland

Polar-core spin vortices in a spin-1 condensate: relevance and point-vortex modelling

16 February 2021 1:00pm2:00pm
Lewis Williamson
University of Queensland

Disentangling chaos, scrambling and thermalisation in ultracold atoms

2 February 2021 1:00pm2:00pm
Ryan Kidd
University of Queensland

Universal coarsening dynamics in a 2D superfluid

15 December 2020 1:00pm2:00pm
Andrew Groszek
University of Queensland

Towards the third generation of continuous variable quantum repeaters

8 December 2020 1:00pm2:00pm
Matthew Winnel
University of Queensland

Entropy scaling law and the quantum (and classical) marginal problem

24 November 2020 1:00pm2:00pm
Isaac Kim
University of Sydney

A novel imaging sensor for high-resolution Earth observation

27 October 2020 1:00pm2:00pm
Charles Woffinden
University of Queensland

Decoding holographic error correcting codes with tensor networks

13 October 2020 1:00pm2:00pm
Terry Farrelly
University of Queensland

Constraining the fundamental number of quantum degrees of freedom using gravity

6 October 2020 1:00pm2:00pm
Harshit Verma
University of Queensland

Studying topological defects and symmetry-breaking transitions in spinor Bose-Einstein condensates

29 September 2020 1:00pm2:00pm
Guillaume Gauthier
University of Queensland

Passive on-chip superconducting circulator

15 September 2020 1:00pm2:00pm
Rohit Navarathna
University of Queensland

Quantum limited sensing of motor molecule dynamics

8 September 2020 1:00pm2:00pm
Larnii Booth
University of Queensland

Harnessing triplet excitons in organic solid-state lasers

1 September 2020 1:00pm2:00pm
Atul Shukla
University of Queensland

Analysing holographic quantum error correcting codes

25 August 2020 1:00pm2:00pm
Robert Harris
University of Queensland

Yb+ ions for long-distance quantum networking at Griffith University

11 August 2020 1:00pm2:00pm
Elizabeth Bridge
University of Queensland

Probing quantum macroscopicity with cavity optomechanics

26 May 2020 1:00pm2:00pm
Stefan Forstner
University of Queensland

Statistical mechanics for networks of real neurons

20 May 2020 10:00am11:00am
Professor William Bialek
Princeton University and The CUNY Graduate Center, USA

Spin Molecular Orbital Coupling in Organometallic Complexes - A new approach

21 April 2020 1:00pm2:00pm
Ms Amie Khosla
University of Queensland