Recent TCQP conferences, returning travellers and new results

TCQP had a good presence at two recent conferences. In February, Nicolas, Jackson and Jared all gave talks at ICONN 2016 in Canberra while in March Sam, David and Jared presented their work at the German Spring Meeting in Regensburg.

David Ing has finally returned from a 12 month exchange to the University of Ulm (Germany) and Sam has also returned from two months in the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany).

On the science front, Dr. Jan Jeske's work on lasing in the NV centre has had two recent successes with the publication of the original theoretical proposal (Jeske et al. Laser threshold magnetometry) as well as the first experimental measurements of Stimulated emission from NV centres in diamond. Speaking of the arXiv, Prof. Andrew Greentree has also recently posted a review of his favourite topic, Spatial adiabatic passage: a review of recent progress.

TCQP 2016 comings and goings

The beginning of 2016 sees quite a few movements of TCQP members (both in and out).

Tim DuBois is now established in his new position within the Electromagnetic Field Theory research group at Chalmers University of Technology. In addition, he recent had his PhD graduation - as illustrated by the floppy-hat selfie.

Both Scott Todd and Daniel Stavrevski successfully completed their honours degrees at the end of 2015. Scott will commence a PhD at the beginning of the year, while at this stage Daniel plans to commence a Masters by Research later in the year.

In addition, this year we welcome three new honours students Ben Dumas (supervisor Cole), Richard Rutter (Greentree) and Joseph Worboys (Greentree).

TCQP at the AAvHF Biennial Conference

Four members of TCQP recently attended the Biennial Conference of the Australian Association of von Humboldt Fellows, in Hobart, Tasmania. Jared and Nicolas gave oral presentations and we all learnt about such diverse topics as the genetics of the Tasmanian tiger and the concept of Evidentiality in linguistics. A welcome reception in Government house, the conference dinner and a visit to the MONA gallery were all highlights.

PhD Submission - Kelly Walker

A big year of submissions and completions continues with Kelly Walker who submitted her PhD thesis today, entitled "Charge correlation and transport properties in one-dimensional arrays of tunnel junctions". Kelly's thesis is an extensive study of what is know and not known about transport through tunnel junction arrays, both the linear and bilinear cases. She has explored a sizeable chunk of what is an incredibly large parameter space and found many surprising new observations in these circuits. Kelly has published 3 papers during her PhD, in PRB, IEEE (ICONN conference proceeding) and Sci.Rep. I hope that now Kelly has submitted she will finally take a holiday, because as far as I can tell she has spent close to 7 days a week for 3.75 years working on her thesis. Well done Kelly, your hard work has certainly paid off in a very extensive and detailed thesis.

TCQP on the arXiv - June/July 2015

TCQP has had a series of new papers on the arXiv in the last few months.
These include:

Congratulations to everyone, particularly Caitlin for her first ever paper.