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Welcome to my website! I am an Associate Professor in theoretical physics in the School of Mathematics and Physics (SMP) at the University of Queensland (UQ). I graduated from the Yerevan State University (Armenia, former Soviet Union) in 1988, and received PhD degree in Physics from the Institute for Physical Research of the Armenian Academy of Science in 1993. In 1996, I moved to the University of Queensland to work as a postdoctoral research associate and was subsequently awarded a UQ Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. Following this, I held positions of Lecturer, ARC Senior Research Fellow, Chief Investigator in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum-Atom Optics (2003-2010), ARC Future Fellow (2010-2014), and am currently Associate Professor in theoretical physics in the SMP.


My primary research interests are in the area of degenerate quantum gases and atom optics, including equilibrium and nonequilibrium properties of Bose-Einstein condensates, ultracold molecules, low-dimensional systems, and fundamental tests of quantum mechanics with massive particles. I am a member of the UQ Quantum Atom Optics group and am running a topical group in Quantum Many-Body Dynamics, which include over 10 staff members and a similar number of postgraduate students.


A reasonably recent version of my Curriculum Vitae can be found here.

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A/Prof Karen V. Kheruntsyan
School of Mathematics and Physics
The University of Queensland
Brisbane QLD 4072


Office:   Rm. 402, Physics Annex (Bld. 6)
  +61 - 7 - 3365 3420
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