Professor John Close

Head, Department of Quantum Science
ANU College of Science

Areas of expertise

  • Quantum Physics 0206
  • Degenerate Quantum Gases And Atom Optics 020601
  • Quantum Optics 020604
  • Atomic And Molecular Physics 020201
  • Classical And Physical Optics 020501
  • Lasers And Quantum Electronics 020502


Professor John Close completed his PhD in physics at the University of California, Berkeley in 1991. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Washington, Seattle from 1991 to 1994 and an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow and Max Planck Fellow at the Max Planck Institüt für Strömungsforschung in Göttingen from 1994 to 1998. He returned to Australia and was awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Fellowship in 2000. Professor Close is currently Deputy Director (Education) of the Research School of Physics and Engineering.


Projects and Grants

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