Associate Professor Gavin Brennen  believes that nature is a wondrous place and an unfinished product. As a result, his main interests are how to use the physical laws we know, particularly quantum mechanics, to probe in ever more exquisite detail the manifestations of nature -- from elementary interactions to collective behaviour of complex many particle systems.

Major funding support

Worldwide Universities Netword Fund for International Research Collaboration, one of 4 CIs, AU$22.6k (2009-2011)

ARC Discovery Project DP1094758 "Topological Order and anyons:  quantum engineering of emergent physics,:" sole CI.  AUD$297k (2010-2012)

ARC Centre for Excellence in Engineered Quantum Systems (EQuS), one of 17 CIs. AUD$24.5m (2011-2017)

Large integrated project funded by the European Union on Atomic Quantum Technologies (AQuTe).  one CI of 20, AU$2290k (2010-2012)

Macquarie University for the Outside Studies Program (Sabattical) AU$5k,  for Semester 1, 2013 

Mentoring and research training

If you are interested in working or studying with Associate Professor Brennen, please contact him.

PhD, University of New Mexico, United States (2001)
MS, University of New Mexico, United States (1998)
BS, University of Alaska, United States (1994)
Current Supervision

Doctor Philosophy - Associate Advisor

Other advisors: (principal)

Doctor Philosophy - Principal Advisor

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