# Members

#### Field Commanders

Thomas Busch is the Principal Investigator in the group. He makes sure that everybody listed below is happy at any point in time. [thomas.busch@oist.jp]

Sawako Koki is our group manager and responsible for things not collapsing under their own weight. [busch-unit@oist.jp]

#### Researchers

Albert Benseny is working on the simulation and manipulation of the dynamics of quantum systems. [albert.benseny-cases@oist.jp]

Angela White is working on quantum physics topics, including quantum turbulence and vortex dynamics in atomic and exotic condensates. [angela.white@oist.jp]

Rashi Sachdeva is working on evanescent artificial gauge fields for cold atoms. [rashi.sachdeva@oist.jp]

Thomás Fogarty is working on dynamics and frustraion in quantum systems. [thomas.fogarty@oist.jp]

Kien Pham is a Staff Scientist working on nanofiber optics and related topics. [kienle.pham@oist.jp]

Matthew Edmonds is working on various aspects of the physics of dipolar condensates. [matthew.edmonds@oist.jp]

#### Students

Irina Reshodko is currently working on creating non-classical atomic states using tunneling interactions. [irina.reshodko@oist.jp]

Jiabao Chen is looking into making quantum memories in cold spin systems. [jiabao.chen@oist.jp]

James Schloss loves optimal control and shortcuts to adiabticity. Unfortunately he insists on using vi. [james.schloss@oist.jp]

Mathias Mikkelsen is investigating the dynamics of one-dimensional quantum systems.[mathias.mikkelsen@oist.jp]

Sahar Hejazi is working on chirality in spontaneous emission of atoms near nanofibers and dielectric surfaces. [sahar.hejazi@oist.jp]

Evropi Toulkeridou is a rotation student studying the energy spectrum and the dynamics of a single particle rotating inside a ring trap.

Soshi Mizutani is a rotation student studying the nanofiber-mediated radiative coupling between atoms.

Amit Vashisht is an intern student working on various aspects of spin-orbit coupled BECs.

Bláithín Power is an intern student working on shortcuts to adiabaticity in quantum heat engines.

#### Previous Group Members

##### FY2017 Departures (April 2017 - March 2018)

Tiantian Zhang was an intern student working on 2D vortex dynamics in harmonically trapped BEC.

Kimberly Remund was a rotation student studying spin-orbit coupling and long-range interactions in Bose-Einstein condensates.

##### FY2016 Departures (April 2016 - March 2017)

David Gunn was an intern student studying the effects of non-linear quenches in two particle systems.

Lee James O'Riordan was PhD student working on GPU computing methods for vortex dynamics in Bose-Einstein condensates. Moved to University of California, Berkeley.

Ayaka Usui was a rotation student studying the use of a Tonks-Girardeau gas to probe phase transitions.

Andreas Thomasen was a rotation student studying quantum turbulence by simulating chaotic vortex motion in Bose-Einstein condensates.

Holly Herbert was a research intern from Trinity College Dublin working on the phase transition from miscibility to immiscibility in a rotating, two-component Bose-Einstein condensate confined in a toroidal trap.

Alfonso Martínez was a research intern from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona working on spatial adiabatic passage in a four-trap system.

Cindy Esporlas was a rotation student working on cold atom states in optical lattices.

Chris Campbell was a research intern working on nanofibre control of ultracold quantum gases.

Sushmita Singh was a research intern from IISER, Pune working on spin orbit coupled Bose-Einstein condensates with long-range interactions.

Ayaka Usui is an OIST Ph.D. Student working with QSU as a Gap Programme Student.

Yongping Zhang was a postdoc working on ultracold atoms in synthetic gauge fields.

Abasalt Bahrami was a research intern student in 2015/2016 from University of Sao Paulo working on vortex dynamics in a 2D Bose-Einstein condensates.

Seyedeh Sahar Seyed Hejazi was a rotation student working on the effect of topological phase on quantum walks.

Mathias Mikkelsen was a rotation student working on non-linear coupling between mechanical motion and light in the quantum regime.

Mark Kremer was a research intern student in 2015/2016 from the Friedrich Schiller University Jena working on New geometries in optical waveguide systems and modifications to the Bose Hubbard Model.

##### FY2015 Departures (April 2015 - March 2016)

Tara Hennessy was a PhD student working in the area of nano-optics for ultracold quantum gases, focusing on nanofibers.

Marta Abad Garcia was working on superfluid properties of multicomponent Bose-Einstein condensates, including vortex dynamics and supercurrent instabilities.

Adrian David was a rotation student with an interest in phase separation in rotating, multicomponent superfluids.

Marcel Buen was a research intern student in 2015 from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and investigating, from a non-linear dynamics point of view, the transition from the miscible to the immiscible regime of a two component Bose-Einstein condensate in a tunnel-coupled double well.

Thomas Fay was a research intern student in 2015 from the University of Oxford and studying the stability of vortices in Bose-Einstein condensates with negative scattering lengths.

Gurjot Sidhu was a research intern student in 2015 from University of Delhi, and studied vortex stability in Bose-Einstein condensates, particularly with asymmetric confining potentials and winding numbers larger than unity.

Yuna Hattori was a rotation student working on Vortices of Bose-Einstein condensates. [yuna.hattori@oist.jp]

James Schloss was a rotation student working on optimal control of systems of ultracold atoms. [james.schloss@oist.jp]

##### FY2014 Departures (April 2014 - March 2015)

Tania Loke was a research intern student in 2014 from the University of Western Australia.

Chandrashekar Madaiah was post-doc working on quantum walks, percolation and quantum cellular automata.

Krishna Priya Subramonian Rajasree was a rotation student working on atom microtraps based on diffraction within different geometries. [krishnapriya@oist.jp]

Jeremie Gillet was post-doc working on describing effects of quantum information in systems of ultracold atoms.

Adrian David was an intern student in 2014 from the University of Oxford, working on a project on vortex dynamics in Bose-Einstein condensates.

Alan Miscampbell was a summer intern student in 2014 from the University of Oxford working on quantum walks and Wigner function evolution in phase space.

Jacob Swain was a summer intern student in 2014 from Oxford, working on shortcuts to adiabatic launching of particles confined to a ring.

Nitica Sakharwade was a research intern student in 2014 from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur India, working on the simulation of Bohmian trajectories in the adiabatic passage of cold atoms creating angular momentum.

##### FY2013 Departures (April 2013 - March 2014)

Steve Campbell was a post-doc working on quantum correlations in micro- and meso-scopic quantum systems. Moved to Queen's University Belfast.

Tadhg Morgan was a PhD student working on protocols for making adiabatic techniques useful for the centre-of-mass degree of freedom for ultracold atoms. Moved to Intel Ireland Ltd.

Zeke Xie was a summer intern student in 2013 from the University of Science and Technology of China and worked on the coupling of angular momentum light beams to cold atomic gases.

Scott Melville was a summer intern student in 2013 from the University of Oxford, working on quantum walks and features of quantum percolation.

Anthony Kiely was an intern student in 2013 from University College Cork and worked on Coherent Transport by Adiabatic Passage.

Ciaran Phelan was working on the mode-structure around optical nano-fibres and new optical trapping geometries.

Thomas Fogarty was a PhD student and working on measuring non-classical correlations between two ultracold atoms. Moved to Saarland University, Germany.

Jonathan Richens was an intern student in 2013 from Imperial College London and worked on correlation characterisation in spin chains.

Qiong Huang was a rotation student.

Verena Schulze was a rotation student.

Dongrong Zhang was a rotation student.

Lee O’Riordan was a rotation student.

##### FY2012 Departures (April 2012 - March 2013)

Nicola LoGullo was a PhD student and worked on quantum effects in mesoscopic systems and the definition of non-Markovianity in quantum mechanics. Moved to University of Padova, Italy.