19-23 February 2018, Wanaka, New Zealand

The FINESS workshop series aims to bring together a critical mass of theoretical and experimental expertise at the forefront of research in the fields of degenerate ultra-cold matter, polariton-exciton condensates, and strongly correlated and open quantum systems.


The central aims of the FINESS are

  • To seed development of theoretical approaches for finite-temperature non-equilibrium superfluid systems.
  • To stimulate discussion between theoretical and experimental researchers on a range of active and emerging topics.


As in previous meetings, we will include a significant number of participants from experimental research from a number of fields to facilitate direct interaction between experimental and theoretical research in out-of-equilibrium quantum systems.


Workshop Format: There will be a welcome reception on the evening of the 19th. The scientific talks commence the following morning, finishing at noon on the 23rd. To attend the full programme, delegates are advised to arrive in Wanaka on the 19th of February.

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)
  • 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)