Simon A Gardiner
BA, MSc (Waikato), Dr rer nat
(Innsbruck)
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I grew up in Hamilton, in the Waikato region of New Zealand, where I
attended Hillcrest High School. I subsequently enrolled at the
University of Waikato, where I initially
studied Biology and
Chemistry
(BSc 1992), before changing to
Mathematics and Theoretical
Physics (BA
1994). I then started an MSc in Physics (conferred 1996), part of
which I spent at the
Institut für
Theoretische Physik of the
Leopold-Franzens
Universität Innsbruck , Austria. I continued to study in Innsbruck, and
completed my Dr rer nat (Doctor of
Natural Sciences) in 2000, working with
Peter
Zoller and
Ignacio
Cirac and producing the Dissertation
Quantum Measurement, Quantum
Chaos, and Bose-Einstein Condensates.

I then did postdoctoral work at a number of institutions,
concentrating on the theoretical study of quantum-chaotic and
quantum-nonlinear dynamics of atom-optical systems, and the dynamics
of atomic Bose-Einstein condensates.
I spent 2000-2001 as a Humboldt Fellow, jointly at the
Institut
für Physik
of the
Universität Potsdam
with
Martin
Wilkens,
and the
Institut für Theoretische
Physik
of the
Universität Hannover
with
Maciek
Lewenstein;
2002-2003 at the
Clarendon
Laboratory
of the
University of Oxford
with
Keith Burnett;
and 2004 at
JILA,
a joint institute of the
University of Colorado
and the
National Institute of Standards and Technology
(NIST),
with
Murray Holland.
In 2005 I began working within
the Durham University Department of Physics.