Australian and New Zealand School in Ultracold Physics (ANZSUP)


Australian and New Zealand School in Ultracold Physics (ANZSUP)

21–25 January 2019 – Dunedin, New Zealand

The Australian and New Zealand School in Ultracold Physics (ANZSUP) is a one-week graduate summer school for students at Master level and beginning PhD students. When creating temperatures in the lab that are colder than outer space, the behaviour of matter is dominated by the laws of quantum mechanics. The ANZSUP summer school is aimed at providing graduate students with the relevant background in experiments and theory in the field of ultra-cold physics. This year’s school covered the following topics:

– Laser trapping and cooling of ultra-cold atoms

– Atom optics

– Magnetism in quantum gases

– Phase space methods and stochastic differential equations

– Quantum physics and general relativity

– Lecturers from Australasia and further afield will provide mini-courses on a given topic. In addition to lectures, we plan hands-on activities including a programming workshop in the computer language Julia.


List of confirmed lecturers:


School Venue

The Ultracold Atomic Physics School will be held in Dunedin, New Zealand at the University of Otago hosted by the Dodd-Walls Centre for Photonic and Quantum Technologies.

The lectures will be held in the Physics Department, Level 3, Science III Building, 730 Cumberland Street, Dunedin. 



Accommodation for the 2019 ANZSUP Summer School has been booked at the Caroline Freeman Residential College for the cost of $70 per night including breakfast.  The College is a 5 minute walk from the University of Otago Campus.

Caroline Freeman College, 911 Cumberland Street, North Dunedin



The fees for attending this year’s ANZUP are $300 (New Zealand dollars). A limited number of scholarship are available (see below). The fee includes lunches and supports the costs of running the school.



23 November 2018: Application deadline for scholarships
14 December 2018: Registration deadline
20 January 2019: Travel day for arriving in Dunedin.
21 January 2019: Lectures will start in the morning.
25 January 2019: Lectures will finish at noon.


Scientific Coordinators


About Us

Read about the history of ANSUP and access the web pages of previous editions of the summer school at