EQUS Summer School

The EQUS Summer School is an annual event that brings PhD and Masters students from all EQUS nodes together for professional development and to learn about cutting-edge quantum science research.

The dates for the Summer School are December 1 - December 3.

The school will run before the EQUS Annual Workshop at the Novotel Wollongong Northbeach NSW. It commences on Sunday, December 1 with a welcome dinner. Please check your email for more details.

The final program can be found here.

Our Centre code of conduct is available here.

Confirmed speakers:

Prof Ajit Srivastava, Emory College of Arts and Science, Atlanta: Ajit Srivastava is a physicist working in the field of light-matter interactions at nanoscale and is currently interested in two-dimensional materials. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics at Emory University, Atlanta, USA where he runs the Quantum Light-Matter Lab. He completed his Bachelors degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and subsequently obtained Masters degree from Rice University. He earned a PhD degree in Applied Physics from the Solid State Optical Spectroscopy Lab at Rice University. He worked as Postdoctoral Fellow and later as a Senior Scientist in the Quantum Photonics Group at the Institute of Quantum Electronics, ETH Zurich.

Prof Liang Jiang, University of Chicago: Liang Jiang is a professor at Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago. He theoretically investigates various quantum systems and explores applications of quantum information. His recent research focuses on using quantum control and error correction to protect quantum information from decoherence to realize robust quantum information processing. Jiang received his PhD from Harvard University and his BS from the California Institute of Technology, where he was later a postdoctoral researcher. He also held faculty positions at Yale University, where he was awarded research fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

Dr Martin Ringbauer, University of Innsbruck: Martin Ringbauer started his undergraduate career in quantum physics in Vienna, Austria. He then joined the group of Prof Andrew White and obtained a PhD in experimental quantum optics from the University of Queensland in 2016. His work on the foundations of quantum mechanics was nominated for the Bragg Gold Medal and has been published in the Springer Theses Series. He is now an Erwin Schrödinger Quantum Fellow at the University of Innsbruck in Austria, where he works on quantum information processing with trapped ions.

Dr Ajit Srivastava:

[1] Srivastava et al., Nature Nano. 10, 491-496 (2015).

[2] X. Chen, X. Lu, S. Dubey et al., Nature Phys. 15, 221-227 (2019).

[3] X. Lu, X. Chen, S. Dubey et al., Nature Nano. 14, 426-431 (2019).

Dr Martin Ringbauer Pre-Readings (optional):


Essential information: 


A group reservation will be made for all EQUS staff and students. EQUS will cover the cost of your room and daily buffet breakfast. Rooms will be allocated once registration closes. Postdocs and students will share.

Partners and families are welcome; you will be responsible for any additional accommodation costs. Please contact EQUS (ea@equs.org) for further information and booking procedures.

Getting to the Summer School

We recommend taking the train to Wollongong from Sydney NSW. An indication of the trip by train is included below. 

Major funding support

Australian Research Council

The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS) acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders past and present.