Dr Andy Martin

School of Physics, University of Melbourne

Initially I will review the current research activities into the
dynamics of dilute gas Bose-Einstein condensates, carried out at Melbourne. These areas include: the stability of Bright Solitary Waves, the
adiabatic transport properties of BECs in multiple well systems and the collapse dynamics of dipolar BECs. I will then specifically consider
the properties of rotating dilute gas Bose-Einstein condensates. Showing how for a single component BEC the stability of quadrupolar oscillations
has been shown to be directly related to the formation of vortex lattices. I will then extend this work to consider dipolar interactions and
two component BECs. In the dipolar case I will show that the interactions can significantly alter the regions of stability and hence vortex
lattice formation. In the two component case we show how novel vortex lattice states can be formed and propose novel center of mass oscillations.