• About our research group

    We are part of the Computational Nonlinear and Quantum Optics group (CNQO) at the University of Strathclyde.

    We perform theoretical research in the fields of quantum optics and quantum many-body physics, and we are especially interested in time-dependent coherent and dissipative dynamics of ultracold quantum gases.

    Our work has important applications in the development of quantum simulators (systems that could be used, e.g., to model the properties of complex materials such as high-temperature superconductors), in increasing fundamental understanding of quantum many-body dynamics, and towards the realisation of quantum computing.

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  • Recent News and Research Highlights

    March 21, 2017

    Working with an experimental team in Munich led by Ulrich Schneider and Immanuel Bloch, we helped to investigate the signatures of many-body localised states when we introduce controlled dissipation.

    Read more in Physical Review X»

    February 20, 2017

    Our new EPSRC programme grant, "Designing out of equilibrium many-body quantum systems", DesOEQ, has begun.

    Read more here»

    December 2, 2016

    By comparing theoretical models and measurements for electron transport in single-electron transistors, we were able to demonstrate that electron-electron interactions on a quantum dot could be tuned between effective attractive and repulsive interactions. This work with Jeremy Levy's group at the University of Pittsburgh was published in Physical Review X.

    Read the paper and popular summary»

    May 17, 2016

    Together with an experimental team in Innsbruck, we demonstrated the engineering of occupation-dependent tunnelling in an optical lattice engineered by modulating the interaction strength. Our work was published in Physical Review Letters.

    Read the synopsis at APS Physics»

    March 4, 2015

    Together with the experimental group of David Snoke in Pittsburgh, we generated and investigated a new form of rotation for polaritons in a ring trap our work was published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

    Coverage at phys.org»

    June 13, 2014

    Together with the experimental group of Hanns-Christoph Nägerl in Innsbruck, we explore many-body dynamics of atoms tunnelling over multiple sites in a tilted optical lattice, in a Science report.

    September 13, 2013

    In a new publication in Physical Review X, we investigate quench dynamics and how they are affected by variable-range interactions, which can now be realised in chains of trapped ions. We find counterintuitive features in which entanglement grows more slowly for longer range interactions.