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Associate Professor Karen Kheruntsyan

Associate Professor

A/Prof Karen Kheruntsyan graduated from the Yerevan State University, Armenia, in 1988. He received his PhD degree in physics from the Institute for Physical Research, Armenian Academy of Science, in 1993. In 1996 he moved to the University of Queensland, Australia, as a postdoc, and was awarded a University of Queensland Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in 1997. He subsequently held positions of Lecturer, ARC Senior Research Fellow, Chief Investigator in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum-Atom Optics, ARC Future Fellow, and is currently Associate Professor in the School of Mathematics and Physics. His primary research interests are in the area of ultracold atomic gases, including Bose-Einstein condensates, ultracold molecules, low-dimensional systems, and fundamental tests of quantum mechanics.

http://www.physics.uq.edu.au/BEC/
Located in Building 6 - Room 402
Phone: 53420
1988 - MSc (with distiction), Yerevan State University, Armenia; 1993 - PhD, Institute for Physical Research, National Academy of Sciences, Armenia.
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Research Interests Theoretical Quantum Atom Optics, including Bose-Einstein condensates and degenerate Fermi gases, ultracold molecules, low-dimensional systems, quantum correlations and fundamental tests of quantum mechanics.

Available Projects

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Macroscopic entanglement and Bell inequality tests with ultra-cold atoms

PhD, Masters, Honours, and Summer projects are available in the area of fundamental tests of quantum mechanics in macroscopic regimes. The project addresses an open fundamental question in physics of how quantum mechanics applies to systems...

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Stochastic quantum hydrodynamics: a new theoretical approach to nonequilibrium dynamics of quantum many-body systems

The project aims to develop a new theoretical approach - stochastic quantum hydrodynamics - to understand one of the grand challenges of physics: how do complex, many-particle systems evolve in the quantum realm when driven far from equilibrium? Understanding the out-of-equilibrium of such...

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Emergent physics in quantum transport in ultracold atomic gases

The project seeks to understand an open fundamental problem in physics: How do complex microscopic interactions in many-particle systems lead to the emergence of a qualitatively new behavior and to the formation of new states of quantum matter. We will investigate this problem in the context of...

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