Dr Russell Anderson
PhD Physics, Swinburne University, 2010.
BSc(Hons) Physics, University of Melbourne, 2004.
Recent and upcoming presentations
- Cool Tools for Teaching Showcase, Monash Business School, February 2018.
- To the Moon and back: Laser detection of astronomical phenomena, Mornington Peninsula Astronomical Society public lecture, September 2017.
- Monash Education Academy Learning Lunchbox, July 2017. [recording]
- Faster than a speeding stylus: Automated post-production of narrated screencasts, Symposium on Stylus Enabled and Cloud-Based Tertiary Learning and Teaching in STEM Courses, June 2017.
- Uncertain principles: Is the Heisenberg principle really about uncertainty? Keynote address, Science Teachers’ Association of Victoria VCE Physics Teachers’ Conference, February 2017.
- Alice kicked the ball: Improving scientific writing in the undergraduate physics laboratory, Monash Better Teaching Better Learning Showcase, February 2017.
- Faraday magnetic resonace imaging of Bose-Einstein condensates, Australian Institute of Physics Congress, December 2016.
- Inspiring students toward scientific computing, Monash Education Academy Unit Enhancement Symposium, November 2016. [recording]
- Demonstration of knowledge and understanding using visualisation, Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists, November 2016.
- The power of lasers and the coldest stuff in the universe, Monash Open Day public lecture, August 2016.
Please email me about giving a teaching, research, or outreach presentation (e.g. primary/high school, kindergarten) at your institution or event.
Dr Russell Anderson is a lecturer in the School of Physics & Astronomy. Russell understands the universe – from soap bubbles to quantum physics – by simulating it. By demonstrating live programming and interactive visualisations in undergraduate physics, Russell seeks to demystify scientific computing and impel students toward their own simulations.
- Australian Awards for University Teaching, Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, 2017.
- Vice-Chancellor's Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, 2016.
- Vice-Provost (Learning and Teaching) Teacher Innovation and Impact Award, 2016.
- Vice-Chancellor's Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (team award), 2013.
I am an author of autoscrub, a tool to automatically hasten silences in video. Essential to a lively fast-paced screencast or lecture recording is accelerating through the writing of equations and drawing of diagrams. This can be performed manually in video editing software, but the process is laborious, repetitive, and thus ripe for automation.
autoscrub is a Python package with a command line interface, and a web application currently in beta. If you would like to register as an early adopter and/or have any feedback about autoscrub, please get in touch.
- PHS2061 – Quantum and thermal physics // Laboratory coordinator
- PHS2081 – Atomic, nuclear and condensed matter physics // Laboratory coordinator
- PHS2062 – Electromagnetism and optics // Laboratory coordinator, Lecturer
- PHS3051 – Photon physics // Unit coordinator, Lecturer
- PHS3350 – Physics and astronomy research project // Research supervisor
- PHS4100 – Physics thesis project (Honours) // Research supervisor
- PHS4200 – Advanced physics (Honours) // Lecturer
The Quantum Fluids Group in the School of Physics and Astronomy makes the coldest matter in the universe, Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC). Russell's research focuses on condensates with a spin degree of freedom: spinor BECs . In addition to the myriad topological phenomena they exhibit, these exotic superfluids have applications in precision measurement (trapped atom interferometry and high resolution magnetometry).
Marrying experiments in quantum measurement and control with the techniques of magnetic resonance is an ongoing theme of Russell's research. He is also a developer of the labscript suite, an open-source control and analysis system for hardware-timed experiments.
- R. P. Anderson, M. J. Kewming, and L. D. Turner, Continuously observing a dynamically decoupled spin-1 quantum gas, Physical Review A 97. 013408 (2018). arXiv:1706.08322.
- M. Jasperse, M. J. Kewming, S. N. Fischer, P. Pakkiam, R. P. Anderson, and L. D. Turner, Magic-wavelength Faraday probe measures spin continuously and without light shifts, Physical Review A 96, 063402 (2017). arXiv:1705.10965.
- P. B. Wigley, L. M. Starkey, S. S. Szigeti, M. Jasperse, J. J. Hope, L. D. Turner, and R. P. Anderson, Precise wave-function engineering with magnetic resonance, Physical Review A 96, 013612 (2017). arXiv:1412.6854.
- Eric Thrane, R. P. Anderson, Yuri Levin, and L. D. Turner, Suspending test masses in terrestrial millihertz gravitational-wave detectors: a case study with a magnetic assisted torsion pendulum, Classical and Quantum Gravity 34,105002 (2017). arXiv:1512.03137.
- A. A. Wood, L. D. Turner, and R. P. Anderson, Measurement and extinction of vector light shifts using interferometry of spinor condensates, Physical Review A 94, 052503 (2016). arXiv:1607.06898.
- C. J. Billington, C. J. Watkins, R. P. Anderson, and L. D. Turner, A Monte Carlo wavefunction method for semiclassical simulations of spin-position entanglement, arXiv:1502.06674.
- A. A. Wood, L. M. Bennie, A. Duong, M. Jasperse, L. D. Turner, and R. P. Anderson, Magnetic tensor gradiometry using Ramsey interferometry of spinor condensates, Physical Review A 92, 043409 (2015). arXiv:1408.0944.
- S. A. Haine, J. Lau, R. P. Anderson, and M. T. Johnsson, Self-induced spatial dynamics to enhance spin-squeezing via one-axis twisting in a two-component Bose-Einstein condensate, Physical Review A 90, 023613 (2014). arXiv:1402.0307.
- P. T. Starkey, C. J. Billington, S. P. Johnstone, M. Jasperse, K. Helmerson, L. D. Turner, and R. P. Anderson, A scripted control system for autonomous hardware-timed experiments, Review of Scientific Instruments 84, 085111 (2013). arXiv:1303.0080.
- L. M. Bennie, P. T. Starkey, M. Jasperse, C. J. Billington, R. P. Anderson, and L. D. Turner, A Versatile High Resolution Objective for Imaging Quantum Gases, Optics Express 21, 9011 (2013). arXiv:1302.4166.
- N. F. Chilton, R. P. Anderson, L. D. Turner, A. Soncini, K. S. Murray, PHI: A powerful new program for the analysis of anisotropic monomeric and exchange-coupled polynuclear d- and f-block complexes, Journal of Computational Chemistry 34, 1164 (2013).
- P. A. Altin, M. T. Johnsson, V. Negnevitsky, G. R. Dennis, R. P. Anderson, J. E. Debs, S. S. Szigeti, K. S. Hardman, S. Bennetts, G. D. McDonald, L. D. Turner, J. D. Close, and N. P. Robins, Precision Atomic Gravimeter Based on Bragg Diffraction, New Journal of Physics 15, 023009 (2013). arXiv:1207.1595.
- A. Ramanathan, S. R. Muniz, K. C. Wright, R. P. Anderson, W. D. Phillips, K. Helmerson, and G. K. Campbell, Partial-Transfer Absorption Imaging: A versatile technique for optimal imaging of ultracold gases, Review of Scientific Instruments, 83, 083119 (2012). arXiv:1206.7048.
- J. E. Debs, P. A. Altin, T. H. Barter, D. Döring, G. R. Dennis, G. McDonald, R. P. Anderson, J. D. Close, and N. P. Robins, Cold-atom gravimetry with a Bose-Einstein condensate, Physical Review A 84, 033610 (2011). arXiv:1011.5804.
- M. Egorov, R. P. Anderson, V. Ivannikov, B. Opanchuk, P. Drummond, B. V. Hall, and A. I. Sidorov, Long-lived periodic revivals of coherence in an interacting Bose-Einstein condensate, Physical Review A 84, 021605(R) (2011). arXiv:1012.3813.
- P. A. Altin, G. McDonald, D. Döring, J. E. Debs, T. Barter, N. P. Robins, J. D. Close, S. A. Haine, T. M. Hanna, and R. P. Anderson, Optically trapped atom interferometry using the clock transition of large 87Rb Bose-Einstein condensates, New Journal of Physics 13, 065020 (2011). arXiv:1011.4713.
- R. P. Anderson, Nonequilibrium dynamics and relative phase evolution of two-component Bose-Einstein condensates, PhD thesis, Swinburne University (2010).
- A. M. Kaufman, R. P. Anderson, Thomas M. Hanna, E. Tiesinga, P. S. Julienne, and D. S. Hall, Radiofrequency Dressing of Multiple Feshbach Resonances, Physical Review A 80, 050701(R) (2009). arXiv:0906.5587.
- R. P. Anderson, C. Ticknor, A. I. Sidorov, and B. V. Hall, Spatially Inhomogeneous Phase Evolution of a Two-Component Bose-Einstein Condensate, Physical Review A 80, 023603 (2009). arXiv:0904.2062.
- David V. Sheludko, Simon C. Bell, Russell Anderson, Christoph S. Hofmann, Edgar J. D. Vredenbregt, and Robert E. Scholten, State-Selective Imaging of Cold Atoms, Physical Review A 77, 033401 (2008).
- B. V. Hall, S. Whitlock, R. Anderson, P. Hannaford, and A. I. Sidorov, Condensate Splitting in an Asymmetric Double Well for Atom Chip Based Sensors, Physical Review Letters 98, 030402 (2007). arXiv:cond-mat/0609014.
- S. Whitlock, B. V. Hall, T. Roach, R. Anderson, M. Volk, P. Hannaford, and A. I. Sidorov, Effect of Magnetization Inhomogeneity on Magnetic Microtraps for Atoms, Physical Review A 75, 043602 (2007). arXiv:physics/0605028.