wassup? ...VSSUP!
Victorian Summer School in Ultracold Physics

24th January – 4th February 2011
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The inaugural Victorian Summer School in Ultracold Atomic Physics was held in Melbourne over a two week period toward the end of January 2011. The School incorporated approximately 6 lectures per day, and allowed time for additional tutorials and discussions.

The primary targets for this school were local graduate students, although interstate and international students were more than welcome to attend.

The list of presenters included:

VSSUP included lectures and tutorials on the following topics:

  • Physics of trapping and cooling
  • Atomic interactions
  • Bose-Einstein Condensation
  • Fermi Gases
  • Perturbation theory
  • Coherence theory
  • Condensed matter emulation
  • Quantum dynamics and phase space representations
  • The BEC-BCS crossover
  • Low-dimensional gases
  • Matlab programming, solving PDEs and Monte Carlo algorithms


Peter Drummond
Swinburne University

Kristian Helmerson
Monash University

Andy Martin
Melbourne University

Early-bird: November 30
Final: January 7

For further information or to register your interest, please email