Island Physics 2018 - Program

Island Physics conference > Program

Abstracts can be downloaded here.

A printed version of the schedule will be available at the registration desk. 

Conference venue: Indigo conference room, Peppers Blue on Blue Resort, Magnetic Island

Monday, August 6

11.30am - 12.30pm: Registration - Atrium
12.30pm - 1.30pm: Lunch - Boardwalk Restaurant and Bar
2.00pm - 3.40pm: Session one                            

Session chair: Tom Stace

  • Invited talk (30 mins) - Chris Vale - Exciting sounds in Fermi superfluids                         
  • Contributed talk (20 mins) - Yauhen Sachkou - Two-dimensional superfluids 
  • Contributed talk (20 mins) - Guillaume Gauthier - Transport Dynamics of an Atomtronic LRC Circuit
  • Contributed talk (20 mins) - Kamil Korzekwa - Avoiding irreversibility: lossless interconversion of quantum resources                        
3.30pm - 4.00pm: Afternoon tea - Atrium
4.00pm - 5.30pm: Session two                 

Session chair: Jared Cole              

  • Invited talk (30 mins) - Maja Cassidy - Superconducting circuits operating in strong magnetic fields for hybrid quantum computing                   
  • Contributed talk (20 mins) - Clemens Mueller - A passive, on-chip microwave circulator using a ring of tunnel junctions
  • Contributed talk (20 mins) - Andres Rosario Hamann - Nonreciprocal superconducting circuit based on quantum nonlinearity 
  • Contributed talk (20 mins) - Janna Hinchliff - A nuclear spin quantum memory in an InGaAs quantum dot system
Day ends                                

Tuesday, August 7 

9.00am - 10.30am - Session three                                 

Session chair: Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop

  • Invited talk (30 mins) - Arne Laucht - Spin Qubits in Silicon – Control and Characterization                     
  • Contributed talk (20 mins) - Marcin Piotrowski - Thorium Ion Trap – Not Only for Nuclear Clock
  • Contributed talk (20 mins) - Tobias Vogl - Next-generation single-photon sources in two-dimensional hexagonal boron nitride
  • Contributed talk (20 mins) - Kavan Modi - Stochastic processes are ubiquitous in nature                                    
10.30am - 10.50am: Morning tea - Atrium
10.50am - 12.00pm: Session four                                    

Session chair: Matthew Davis

  • Invited talk (30 mins) - Emma Mitchell - Effect of array geometry on SQIF sensitivity                
  • Contributed talk (20 mins) - Gavin Brennen - Robust symmetry-protected metrology with the Haldane phase
  • Contributed talk (20 mins) - Bixuan Fan - Quantum fluctuations induced stochastic resonance in the Jaynes-Cummings model
12.00pm - 2.00pm: Lunch and break - Boardwalk Restaurant and Bar
2.00pm - 3.30pm: Session five
  • Workforce Science Review (30 mins) - Cathy Foley
  • Workforce Science Review (30 mins) - Andre Luiten
3.30pm - 4.00pm: Afternoon tea - Atrium
4.00pm - 6.00pm: Session six
  • Industry talk (30 mins) - John Weston / Julian Fay - Keys to the future - the impact of Quantum technology on the cyber security industry
  • Industry talk (30 mins) - Anna Phan - The IBM Q Program: from research to commercialisation and beyond
  • Panel discussion on Quantum Technology themes (50 mins) - Chair: Ben Greene (EOS);  Maja Cassidy (Microsoft), Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop (EQUS/UQ), Vikram Sharma (Quintessence), Jared Cole (RMIT/FLEET)
6.30pm - 7.15pm: Networking drinks and canapes
7.15pm - 11.00pm: Dinner - Welcome function, Marina Deck

Wednesday, August 8 

9am - 10.50am: Session seven 
  • Industry talk (30 mins) - Ben Greene - Societal Wealth from Quantum Technology:  Elements of Commercialisation
  • Industry talk (30 mins) - Susannah Jones - Quantum Technology in the Military Domain
  • Panel discussion on Industry Sectors (50 mins) - Chair: Cathy Foley (CSIRO);   Susannah Jones (DSTL),  Cather Simpson (UAuckland),  Julian Fay (Senetas), Emma Mitchell (CSIRO) 
10.50am - 11.10am - Morning tea - Atrium
11.10am - 12.00pm: Session eight 
  • Panel discussion on Workforce Needs (50 mins) - Chair: Mohan Krishnamoorthy (UQ);  Anna Phan (IBM), Clemens Mueller (IBM/ETH) Zurich, Tom Stace (EQUS/UQ), Andrew White (EQUS/UQ)
12.00pm - 2.00pm: Lunch and break - Boardwalk Restaurant and Bar
2.00pm - 3.30pm: Session nine                                        

Session chair: Emma Mitchell

  • Invited talk (30 mins) - Meera Parish - Many-body quantum batteries                   
  • Contributed talk (20 mins) - Christopher Perrella - Optical Quantum Information Processing with Warm Atom-Filled Hollow-Core Photonic Crystal Fibres
  • Contributed talk (20 mins) - Paul Sibley - Phase measurement performance of Digital Interferometry for Optical Phased Arrays   
  • Contributed talk (20 mins) - Erik Streed - Towards building a telecom compatible Quantum Repeater using trapped ions                                  
3.30pm - 4.00pm: Afternoon tea - Atrium
4.00pm - 5.30pm: Session ten 

Session chair: Maja Cassidy

  • Invited talk (30 mins) - Cather Simpson - Optical Methods for Sorting Particles – Lasers and Sperm               
  • Contributed talk (20 mins) - Jesper Levinsen - Impurities in quantum matter
  • Contributed talk (40 mins) - Lightning talks             
6.00pm - 7.30pm: Posters and networking drinks with canapes - Atrium

Poster presenters: 

  • Felix Pollock - Quantum speed limits
  • Tapio Simula - A case for topological quantum computation with Bose-Einstein condensates
  • Hui Hu - Two recent developments on collective modes of a strongly interacting atomic Fermi gas
  • Robert Harris - Quantum Error Correction 
  • Thomas Bell - Gyroscopes & Magnetometers using Spin-Orbit Coupled Bose-Einstein Condensates
  • Russell Anderson - Realisation of a fractional period adiabatic lattice
  • Kwan Goddard Lee - Experimental Superfluid Vortex Dynamics in a BEC
  • James Spollard - Optical Phased Arrays as an Enabler for Free Space Quantum Key Distribution
  • Alexander Pritchard - Bose Einstein Condensates
  • Guillaume Gauthier - Atomic-Density Based Optimization of Arbitrary 2D Optical Potentials
  • Carlos Kuhn - Low-momentum Bragg Spectroscopy of a Strong Interacting Fermi Gas 
  • Christina Giarmatzi - Witnessing quantum versus classical non-Markovianity
  • Tyler Neely - Giant vorte clusters in a 2D superfluid
  • Fabio Isa - Group-IV colour centres in nano-diamonds
  • Ivan Herrera Benzaquen - Collective oscillations of a strongly interacting 2D Fermi gas
  • Lincoln Turner - Compressive quantum measurement: Towards waveform sensing in one sho
Day ends                                        

Thursday, August 9

9.00am - 10.30am: Session twelve                                  

Session chair: Meera Parish

  • Invited talk (30 mins) - Ben Sparkes - Optical Quantum Information Processing with Cold Atom-Filled Hollow-Core Photonic Crystal Fibres                  
  • Contributed talk (20 mins) - Anatoly Kulikov - Experimental realization of a quantum random number generator
  • Contributed talk (20 mins) - Alexander Wood - Quantum measurement and control of nitrogen vacancy (NV) center qubits
  • Contributed talk (20 mins) - Xia-Ji Liu - Route to observing Fulde-Ferrell superfluids via a dark-state control of Feshbach resonances                                       
10.30am - 10.50am: Morning tea - Atrium
10.50am - 12.00pm: Session thirteen                           

Session chair: Andre Luiten

  • Invited talk (30 mins) - Alastair Stacey - Real world applications of diamond quantum systems at room temperature                
  • Contributed talk (20 mins) - Behnam Tonekaboni - Autonomous Quantum Heat Engine Using an Electron Shuttle
  • Contributed talk (20 mins) - Erick Romero - High-Q mechanical trampoline resonators for quantum optomechanics at room temperature
12.00pm: Lunch - Boardwalk Restaurant and Bar
Conference ends

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.