Condensed Matter Physics at the Coogee Bay
17 December 2010


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1. To relax, have fun, and discuss the year's achievements while looking out over the Pacific Ocean.

2. Present a 15 minute talk summarising your current/future interests in not-too-technical language.


The workshop will be held in the Seaview room at the Coogee Bay Hotel in Sydney.

Directions: For anyone coming from out of town, or not having sampled the delights of the Coogee Bay Hotel, proceed down the hill from Randwick on Coogee Bay Road until the sea impedes further progression - you are then either outside the CBH or on beach (if the latter you have gone about 50 m too far). The 372 bus from Town Hall/Central/Randwick Jn goes to Coogee.


A tentative program, subject to change, is here. Note that it is indicative only - it will change!

Abstract Submission

We particularly welcome contributions from research students and postdoctoral researchers. Remember this is an informal meeting and an opportunity to talk about your work in front of a friendly but expert audience.

Titles and abstacts should be submitted by email to Ranji Balalla ( containing: 1. the presenting author's name, 2. talk title, and 3. optional brief (3-4 sentences) abstract.


There's no registration fee, but if you are planning to attend, please email Ranji Balalla (, with your name, status (student/pstdoc/faculty) and institution.


Morning and afternoon tea will be provided. Cold beverages may be purchased downstairs in the bar. We will not be providing any lunch but there are many inexpensive cafes etc very close - or bring a sandwich and eat it on the beach.


There is a large amount of water (some of it deep and capricious!) adjacent to the CBH. In former years year several participants were observed to make use of this facility. If you feel you may have this inclination please remember to bring the requisite equipment - it will surely add to the desired informality of the occasion


Local Organisers

Alex Hamilton
Richard Newbury