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Distinguished Professor Peter Hannaford

Professor Emeritus

Biography

Professor Hannaford received a BSc, MSc and PhD from the University of Melbourne. He was a Chief Research Scientist at CSIRO in Clayton, Australia before moving to Swinburne University of Technology in 2001 to become Director of the Centre for Atom Optics and Ultrafast Spectroscopy and a University Distinguished Professor. He is currently a Professor Emeritus at Swinburne University and leader of the Magnetic Lattice project within the Centre for Quantum and Optical Science.

He has been a visiting scientist at the University of Reading, UK; Griffith University, Brisbane; the University of Otago, NZ; the University of Oxford, UK; the Max-Planck-Institute for Quantum Optics, Garching, Germany; the European Laboratory for Nonlinear Spectroscopy, Florence, Italy; the Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris; and the University of Innsbruck, Austria.

Research interests

Ultracold atoms; Bose Einstein condensation; Atom optics; Femtosecond laser spectroscopy; Laser atomic physics; Ultracold Fermi gases

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Coordinating Supervisor.

PhD topics and outlines

Simulation of Condensed Matter Phenomena using Ultracold Atoms in a Magnetic Lattice

Fields of Research

  • Degenerate Quantum Gases And Atom Optics - 020601
  • Nonlinear Optics And Spectroscopy - 020503

Awards

  • 2013, Swinburne, Vice-Chancellor's Research Excellence Team Award, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2004, National, Australian Academy of Science Lloyd Rees Lecturer, Australian Academy of Science
  • 2002, National, Centenary Medal for service to Australian society and science in laser spectroscopy, Australian Government
  • 2001, International, Elsevier Spectrochimica Acta Atomic Spectroscopy Award, Elsevier
  • 1991, National, Fellow, Australian Academy of Science, Australian Academo of Science
  • 1991, National, Australian Academy of Science Exchange Fellowship, Oxford, UK, Australian Academy of Science
  • 1990, National, Royal Society of Victoria Research Medal, Royal Society of Victoria
  • 1989, International, Royal Society Guest Research Fellowship, Oxford, UK, Royal Society of London
  • 1987, National, Fellow, Australian Institute of Physics, Australian Institute of Physics
  • 1985, National, Walter Boas Medal, Australian Institute of Physics
  • 1984, International, William Evans Visiting Fellowship, NZ, University of Otago
  • 1981, International, Science Research Council Senior Visiting Research Fellowship, UKl≪a ≲ r_c, Science Research Council

Publications

Also published as: Hannaford, Peter; Hannaford, P.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2018: Australian Quantum Gas Microscope *; ARC Linkage Infrastructure and Equipment Scheme
  • 2017: Generation and application of multi-colour ultrashort soft X-ray pulses *; ARC Discovery Projects Scheme
  • 2013: New generation periodic lattices for ultracold quantum gases *; ARC Discovery Projects Scheme
  • 2013: Visiting Researcher Scheme 2013 - Dr Whitlock *; Research Advisory Group - Visiting Researcher Scheme 2013
  • 2011: Femtosecond Broad Wavelength Range Laser Facility *; ARC Linkage Infrastructure and Equipment Scheme
  • 2010: 22nd International Conference on Atomic Physics (ICAP 2010) (Keynote Speaker: Professor Wolfgang Ketterle) *; Ian Potter Travel and Conference Grants
  • 2009: A New Window on Photosynthesis: Ultrafast Coherence Dynamics in Biomolecules and Semiconductor Nanostructures *; ARC Discovery Projects Scheme
  • 2009: Fermionic superfluidity in lower dimensional quantum gases *; ARC Linkage International Scheme
  • 2008: Quantum limited single atom detectors *; ARC Linkage Infrastructure and Equipment Scheme

* Chief Investigator