Title Project Description Level Supervisor(s)
Demonstrating the Jarzynski equality in a superfluid

Suitable for:  Students with an interest in computational science and theoretical quantum physics.  Students should have completed at least two years of physics study, and be familiar with quantum mechanics, thermodynamics, and preferably statistical mechanics.  Two (2)...

Winter Project Professor Matthew Davis
The Curve Shortening Flow

Suitable for:  Students with a basic mathematical background, particularly vector calculus and differential equations.  Students with greater knowledge of differential geometry will find ample opportunity for deeper investigation leading towards open research problems.

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Winter Project Dr Paul Bryan
Relativistic time dilation in trapped quantum particles

Suitable for:  Students who have a basic knowledge of quantum mechanics and some familiarity with standard examples of solutions to the Schrodinger equation.  Knowledge of general relativity is not necessary.

Project description:  According to relativity, the...

Winter Project Dr Magdalena Zych
Quantum and relativistic twin paradox

Suitable for:  Students who have a basic knowledge of classical physics.  Knowledge of quantum mechanics or relativity is not necessary.  Familiarity with symbolic computation software (such as Mathematica, Maple) will be an asset.

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Winter Project Dr Magdalena Zych
Mass flows between close binary stars

Suitable for:  Students with interest in astrophysics, or studying physics, maths, engineering or computing.  Programming ability is essential.

Project description:  The mass of a star is a fundamental property governing its evolution.  The evolution of...

Winter Project Professor David Moriarty
Analysing lightning strike data using geostatistical techniques

Suitable for:  Third or Fourth year students with a background in mathematics and/or statistics.

Project description:  This statistics project would involve working with a staff member from the Centre for Applications in Natural Resource Mathematics (CARM) to...

Winter Project Dr Clare Anne McGrory
Mathematical modelling of tumour growth and treatment

Suitable for:  Second or Third year students with background in mathematics, physics, engineering who are interested in the applications of mathematical models and computer simulation into cell biology and medicine (previous background in biology is not required).  Dates are...

Winter Project Dr Zoltan Neufeld
Multiplayer time-travelling games

Suitable for:  Requires familiarity with first-year level calculus and linear algebra.  It is suitable for an applicant with a creative approach and a predisposition for abstract and speculative thinking.

Project description:  General relativity predicts the...

Winter Project Dr Fabio Costa
Quantum teleportation of causal structure

Suitable for:  Requires good familiarity with linear algebra and theoretical quantum mechancis.  A rudimentary knowledge of basic notions in quantum information, such as entanglement, is recommended.

Project description:  Quantum information has developed in...

Winter Project Dr Fabio Costa
Characterisation of Bioelectronic Transistors

Suitable for:  Students with a background in physical/materials chemistry and/or condensed matter/electronics physics who are in their third or fourth year of study at UQ and who are interested in doing experimental measurements.

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Winter Project Dr Bernard Mostert
Computational quantum many-body physics

Suitable for:  Requires a background in:  intermediate-level quantum mechanics (bra and ket notation, basic notions of 2nd quantization); statistical mechanics; condensed matter physics.\

Project description:  Tensor Networks provide a representation of a...

Winter Project Dr Ian McCulloch
Tensor network methods for computational quantum many-body problems Primary Supervisor: Dr Ian McCulloch

Suitable for:  Requires a background in:  intermediate-level quantum mechancis (bra and ket notation, basic notions of 2nd quantization); basic linear algebra, including matrices, eigenvalues; working knowledge of a computer programming language (such as Matlab, Phython, C,...

Winter Project Dr Ian McCulloch
Tug-of-war intracellular cargo transport

Suitable forStudents with interests in mathematical biology, modelling and numerical simulation.  Students with a variety of backgrounds are welcome and certainly need to have programming skills.

Project description:  In biological cells...

Winter Project Dr Dietmar Oelz
Computational study of force dipols in the cell cortex

Suitable for:  Students with interests in mathematical biology, modelling and numerical simulation.  Students with a variety of backgrounds are welcome and need to have programming skills in matlab.

Project description:  The cell cortex is a network of...

Winter Project Dr Dietmar Oelz
The physics and philosophy of quantum measurement: Was Max Born wrong?

Suitable for:  Third or Fourth Year UQ students in Physics, Mathematics, and Electrical Engineering.  Basic familiarity with Linear Algebra manipulations (matrix manipulations) is desirable.

Project description:  Born's rule states that the probability of...

Winter Project Dr Josh Combes
Testing quantum computers

Suitable for:  Third or Fourth Year UQ students in Physics, Mathematics, and Electrical Engineering.  Basic familiarity with Linear Algebra manipulations (matrix manipulations) is desirable.

Project description:  Quantum computers are difficult to build....

Winter Project Dr Josh Combes