19-23 February 2018, Wanaka, New Zealand



FINESS began as a workshop focused on theoretical methods for describing superfluid dynamics in finite-temperature ultra-cold gases. 


The founding meeting for FINESS was held in Sandbjerg, Denmark, in 2007, and involved 30 participants. The field of ultra-cold gases was maturing rapidly, and Fermi gases were attracting significant attention. The focus was primarily on theoretical techniques.


In recent years FINESS has attracted more than 100 participants and involved an increasingly diverse range of topics at the intersection of experiment and theory, as the field of ultra-cold matter has continued to expand apace.

The first FINESS workshop held in Sandbjerg, Denmark 2007

2018               Wanaka, New Zealand


2015            Sopot, Poland


2013            Queenstown, New Zealand


2011            Heidelberg, Germany


2009            Durham, United Kingdom


2007            Sandbjerg, Denmark

International Advisory Committee

  • Ana Maria Rey (JILA & NIST, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA)
  • Matthias Troyer (Institut f. Theoretische Physik, ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Immanuel Bloch (Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik, Germany)
  • Simon Gardiner (University of Durham, UK)
  • Marzena Szymanska (Universty College London, UK)
  • Thomas Gasenzer (Heidelberg University, Germany)
  • Michael Fleischhauer (Kaiserslautern University of Technology, Germany)
  • Nick Proukakis (University of Newcastle, UK)
  • Luis Santos (University of Hannover, Germany)


  • Local Organiser and Chair: Ashton Bradley (Centre for Quantum Science, University of Otago, New Zealand) 
  • Local Organisers: Diana Evans,  Danny Baillie.
  • International chair: Andrew Daley (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK) 
  • Joachim Brand (New Zealand Institute for Advanced Study, Massey University, NZ)
  • David Hutchinson (Dodd-Walls Centre for Photonic and Quantum Technologies, University of Otago, NZ)