Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop

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Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop FAA is a physicist and academic at the University of Queensland.[1] She has led pioneering work in atom optics, laser micromanipulation, laser physics, linear and nonlinear high resolution spectroscopy, and nano-optics.[2][3]

Halina Rubinsztein (later Rubinsztein-Dunlop) was born in Poland.[4] She emigrated to Sweden[1] and took her B.Sc. and PhD degree from the University of Gothenburg.[3]

Career[change | change source]

Rubinsztein-Dunlop moved to Australia in 1989,[5] after her marriage to engineer Gordon Dunlop.[1] She joined the staff of the Department of Physics at the University of Queensland. Rubinsztein-Dunlop established a research team that conducted research in laser physics. In 1995, she and a colleague established a Science in Action program, that was used to outreach educational programs for schools relating to the physical sciences.[6]

Rubinsztein-Dunlop was appointed Professor of physics in 2000.[1] She became Head of the University of Queensland Department of Physics, and later School of Mathematics and Physics from 2006-2013. She is Director of Quantum Science Laboratory and Manager of one of the scientific programs of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems. She initiated experimental programs in laser micromanipulation and atom optics at the University of Queensland. Her team was successful in demonstrating dynamical tunnelling in the Bose Einstein Condensate (BEC) Laboratory in a modulated standing wave.[2] Rubinzstein-Dunlop's team has observed dynamical tunnelling in quantum chaotic systems.[7]

Rubinsztein-Dunlop was made a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science in 2016.[2]

Rubinsztein-Dunlop was awarded with an Order of Australia (AO) in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours List for "distinguished service to laser physics and nano-optics as a researcher, mentor and academic, to the promotion of educational programs, and to women in science".[8][9]

Published works[change | change source]

Rubinsztein-Dunlop has published over 200 works in journals and books. She has also featured on radio and television.

Awards[change | change source]

Memberships[change | change source]

  • Rubinsztein-Dunlop is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of NTT Basic Research Laboratories, Japan.
  • She is a member of the Editorial Boards of IOP Journal of Optics and Journal of Biophotonics.
  • She is a member of the Advisory Board of Laser Beckmann Institute.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Allen, Elizabeth (29 April, 2000). "Atom lady". Courier Mail. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Professor Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop | Australian Academy of Science". www.science.org.au. Retrieved 2018-03-06.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Prof. Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop | ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems". equs.org. Retrieved 2018-03-06.
  4. "Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop - 2010 SPIE Women in Optics Planner". Retrieved 2018-03-06.
  5. "UQ remembers Emeritus Professor Keith Bullock, Dr Robert Wensley, QC and Emeritus Professor Gordon Dunlop". The Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology. Retrieved 2018-03-06.
  6. "History of Physics Department to 1998 - Physics Museum - The University of Queensland, Australia". physicsmuseum.uq.edu.au. Retrieved 2018-03-06.
  7. "The Bose-Einstein Condensate Laboratory | ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems". equs.org. Retrieved 2018-03-08.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "UQ laser physicist recognised in Queen's birthday honours". School of Mathematics and Physics. 2018-06-11. Retrieved 2018-06-13.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Queen's Birthday honours for seven Academy Fellows | Australian Academy of Science". www.science.org.au. Retrieved 2018-06-13.
  10. "Women in Physics Lecturer | Australian Institute of Physics". aip.org.au. Retrieved 2018-03-08.
  11. "Australian Optical Society - Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop and Ben Eggleton, Fellows of the AAS". optics.org.au. Archived from the original on 2018-03-11. Retrieved 2018-03-06.