We have decided to use Dieter Suter’s vist as an excuse to orangise a get together of local groups interested the interaction between light and atoms or atom-like objects.

Quantum Science Otago is kindly funding the workshop.


The workshop will be held on Monday 28th of September


Time Speaker Title
09:00 Pick up your name tag
09:20 Openning remarks
09:30 Dieter Suter (Dortmund) Optimising the efficiency of microwave resonators for electron spin resonance
10:15 Morning tea
10:45 Matt Sellars (ANU) Developing a non-classical light source based on rare-earth doped crystals
11:30 Lincoln Turner (Monash) Measuring and controlling spinor condensates with magnetic resonance
12:15 Lunch
13:45 Auguié / Darby (VUW) Enhanced optical absorbance of dye molecules adsorbed to metallic nanoparticles
14:15 Stephen Chen (Otago) Microwave-optical quantum state conversion using rare earth ion dopants
14:45 Mike Reid (Canterbury) Modelling of energy levels in low-symmetry quantum-information candidate materials
15:15 Afternoon Tea
15:45 Milos Rancic (ANU) Characterising erbium sites in silicon
16:15 Harald Schwefel (Otago) Microwave-optical quantum state conversion using whispering gallery mode resonators
16:45 Close / Lab Tours

There will probably be a workshop dinner to follow but hasn’t been organised yet.


St Margarets College on the University of Otago campus.