20052024
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Biography

Kristian works in the School of Physics at Monash University as a Professor

Kristian's research areas of interest are:

My research interests are in the physics and application of ultracold atomic gases and the application of optical techniques to address problems in biophysics and biotechnology. A common thread in my research is the use of lasers and, in particular, the optical forces that can be generated by light. Current studies with ultracold atomic gases include superfluidity in the presence of disorder and/or reduced dimensionality, quantum turbulence, and the physics of two-dimensional electron gases simulated by atoms in an optical lattice. Current experiments in biophysics include the development of techniques for isolating and studying single biomolecules, the behaviour of biomolecules in confined geometries and directed self-assembly of nanoscale objects from biomembranes.

PhD and honours positions available

Projects are available for students interested in either experimental or theoretical work. Projects can be tailored to include a mix of theory and experiment, and are available at honours and PhD level.

Keywords

  • Ultracold atomic gases
  • Biophysics
  • Biotechnology

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Projects 2010 2024

ARC Centre of Excellence in Future Low-energy Electronics Technologies

Fuhrer, M., Bao, Q., Culcer, D., Davis, M., Davis, J., Hamilton, A., Helmerson, K. P., Kalantar-Zadeh, K., Klochan, O., Medhekar, N., Ostrovskaya, E., Parish, M. M., Schiffrin, A. E., Seidel, J., Sushkov, O., Valanoor, N., Vale, C., Wang, X., Wang, L., Galitskiy, V., Gedik, N., Gurarie, V., Hannon, J., Höfling, S., Hone, J., Klose, F., Krausz, F., Littlewood, P., MacDonald, A., Neto, A., Oezyilmaz, B., Paglione, J., Phillips, W., Refael, G., Sinova, J., Spielman, I., Tadich, A. & Xue, Q.

Australian Research Council (ARC), Monash University – Internal School Contribution, Monash University – Internal Department Contribution, Monash University – Internal Faculty Contribution, Monash University – Internal University Contribution, University of Wollongong, The University of Queensland , Tsinghua University, The University of New South Wales, Australian National University , RMIT University, Swinburne University of Technology

29/06/1728/06/24

Project: Research

Australian Quantum Gas Microscope

Vale, C. J., Sidorov, A. I., Hannaford, P., Drummond, P., Close, J. D., Truscott, A., Robins, N. P., Scholten, R. E., Martin, A., Rubinsztein-Dunlop, H., Davis, M. J., Helmerson, K. P., Turner, L. D., Parish, M. M. & Pfau, T.

Project: Research

Foundation technology for quantum measurement, sensing and computing.

Helmerson, K. P., Anderson, R. P., Biercuk, M., Hollenberg, L., Luiten, A., Scholten, R., Simpson, D., Turner, L. D. & Starr, R.

Australian Research Council (ARC)

1/10/131/10/13

Project: Research

Research Output 2005 2018

Motion of vortices in inhomogeneous Bose-Einstein condensates

Groszek, A. J., Paganin, D. M., Helmerson, K. & Simula, T. P. 12 Feb 2018 In : Physical Review A. 97, 2, 12 p., 023617

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Vortex Thermometry for Turbulent Two-Dimensional Fluids

Groszek, A. J., Davis, M. J., Paganin, D. M., Helmerson, K. & Simula, T. P. 19 Jan 2018 In : Physical Review Letters. 120, 3, 5 p., 034504

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High efficiency, low cost holographic optical elements for ultracold atom trapping

Tempone-Wiltshire, S., Johnstone, S. & Helmerson, K. 9 Jan 2017 In : Optics Express. 25, 1, p. 296-304 9 p.

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Onsager vortex formation in Bose-Einstein condensates in two-dimensional power-law traps

Groszek, A., Simula, T., Paganin, D. & Helmerson, K. 13 Apr 2016 In : Physical Review A. 93, 4, 9 p., 043614

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Optical vortex knots - one photon at a time

Tempone-Wiltshire, S. J., Johnstone, S. P. & Helmerson, K. 18 Apr 2016 In : Scientific Reports. 6, 6 p., 24463

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