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.

Qualifications: 
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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