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Professor Matthew Davis

B.Sc.(Hons) (Otago), D.Phil. (Oxon).

Professor of Theoretical Physics,
Rm 403 Physics Annexe (Building 6),
School of Mathematics and Physics,
The University of Queensland,
Brisbane QLD 4072,

Ph: +61 7 334 69824
Mob: +61 413 184082
Fax: +61 7 336 51242

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Page last updated: 19 July 2016
Dr Matthew Davis 

Latest news: Postdoctoral position available, closes 29 August 2016.

In 2016 I was awarded a new ARC Discovery Project in collaboration with Dr Elena Ostrovskaya, leader of the Polariton BEC group at the Australian National University, titled "Nonequilibrium states of polariton superfluids".  We are currently recruiting a two year postdoctoral fellow to work on this topic - see the job advert here, and please contact me if you need more information.

Welcome!  I am a theoretical physicist (with experimental tendencies) in the School of Mathematics and Physics at the University of Queensland.  I am part of the broader Quantum Atom Optics theory group that formed part of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum-Atom Optics, 2003-10. 

I also collaborate with the UQ experimental quantum gas group which forms part of the  Centre for Engineered Quantum Systems

From 2010-14 I held an Australian Research Council Queen Elizabeth II Fellowship.  In 2015 I was a Visiting Fellow at JILA, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA.  In 2016 I have returned to full teaching duties.

My particular area of interest is the nonequilibrium dynamics of superfluid Bose-Einstein condensates and other quantum gases.  You can find an overview of my research interests on my "research" web page.

If you are looking for the page for Matt's arXiv selection, go here.

I am always on the lookout for talented theoretical and experimental postgraduate students from Australia, New Zealand and further afield.  The University of Queensland offers scholarships, and we have funds available for additional scholarships for exceptional students.  Please browse the research group web pages for information about potential projects, or contact me at the email above.

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