July 11, 2022

We are excited to host the joint meeting of the EPSRC Programme Grants DesOEQ and QSUM in Glasgow this week!

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June 27, 2022

This week is the kick-off meeting of the International Quantum Tensor Network, which is being hosted by our friends at UCL

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October 1, 2021

We welcome Sridevi Kuriyattil, who is joining the group as a PhD student

June 1, 2021

We welcome Sebastian Schmid, who is joining the group as a PhD student, and also Ryan Connor, who is working on a summer research project funded by the Carnegie Trust.

January 5, 2021

We welcome Natalie Pearson, who is joining the group as a research associate.


November 1, 2020

We welcome Johannes Kombe, who is joining the group as a research associate.

October 1, 2020

We welcome Tomas Kozlej, who has joined the group as a PhD student.

October 1, 2020

Congratulations to two group members Liam Walker and Stuart Flannigan, who each passed their respective thesis defences in the past two weeks.

April 6, 2020

Congratulations Rosaria Lena for passing her PhD viva.

April 1, 2020

We welcome Gerard Pelegrí and Callum Duncan, who have joined the group as a postdoctoral researchers.

April 1, 2020

We welcome Pierre Nizinski, who has joined the group as an intern for 4 months.

March 19, 2020

Congratulations Araceli Venegas-Gomez for passing her PhD viva.

March 9, 2020

We welcome Sebastian Weber, who has joined the group as a visiting PhD student until the end of May.


July 8, 2019

Andrew Daley was quoted in the APS physics article, "Coming Soon: Cold Atoms Impersonate Superconductors".

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July 1, 2019

We congratulate Enrico Sindici for passing his PhD viva.

June 19, 2019

We congratulate Jorge Yago for graduating after completing his PhD.

April 22, 2019

We congratulate Araceli Venegas-Gomez on receiving the first Milton and Rosalind Chang Pivoting Fellowship from the OSA.

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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.

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February 20, 2017

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

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December 12, 2016

We welcome François Damanet, who joined the group as a postdoctoral researcher.

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.

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October 1, 2016

We welcome Liam Walker, who joined the group as a PhD student, working also jointly with Dr. Gordon Robb.

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»

January 1, 2016

We welcome Rosaria Lena, who joined the group as a PhD student.


June 15, 2015

We welcome Araceli Venegas Gomez, who joined the group as a graduate student.

April 1, 2015

We began our collaborative project QuProCS, funded under the EC FET-Proactive Quantum Simulations programme, and coordinated by the group of Sabrina Maniscalco at the University of Turku, Finland.

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

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October 20-22, 2014

We hosted the DOQS 2014 workshop on Many-body dynamics and open quantum systems at the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow.

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October 1, 2014

We welcome Jorge Yago to the group, who joined us as a new PhD student.

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.

May 1, 2014

We welcome Suzanne McEndoo to the group, who joined us as a new postdoctoral research associate.


November 1, 2013

We welcome Alexandre Tacla to the group, who joined us as a new postdoctoral research associate.

October 1, 2013

Our group is moving to the University of Strathclyde, in Glasgow Scotland, from the University of Pittsburgh, in Pennsylvania, USA.

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.

July 31, 2013

Together with an experimental group in Innsbruck, we investigated dynamics in a tilted chain of cold atoms in an optical lattice.

May 1, 2013

Welcome to Anton Buyskikh and Guanglei Xu, who joined our group as graduate student researchers.


December 19, 2012

Congratualations to Dr. Johannes Schachenmayer, who completed his final thesis defence at the University of Innsbruck. Johannes completed his research over the last two years at the University of Pittsburgh, and is the first graduate student to graduate from our group.

October 1, 2012

Welcome to Dr. Stephan Langer, who began his position as a postdoctoral researcher in our group.

August 15, 2012

Dr. Daley receives an NSF CAREER Award, which will support his work on non-equilibrium dynamics in systems of cold atoms and molecules.

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July 12, 2012

Together with colleagues in Austria, we propose a scheme for measurement of many-body entanglement in a system of cold atoms in optical lattices. These ideas could be used for fundamental studies in many-body systems, and verification of quantum simulators.

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May 25, 2012

In collaboration with our group, the experimental group of Hanns-Christoph Nägerl in Innsbruck has produced and characterised a metastable Mott insulator state - in which atoms are counter-intuitively pinned apart from each other because of attractive interactions.

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May 15, 2012

Our group has received a grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research as part of a collaboration that will investigate the development of quantum computing to speed up the solution of stochastic differential equations, which arise in studying turbulent flow.

Read the article in the Pitt Chronicle»

Earlier News

October 18, 2011

Precision measurements of interparticle interactions in a Mott Insulator state with tunable interactions - results from our collaboration with the group of Hanns-Christoph Nägerl in Innsbruck.

Publication in Physical Review Letters»

September 1, 2011

Welcome to Saubhik Sarkar, who joined the group as a graduate student researcher.

May 1, 2011

Welcome to Johannes Schachenmayer, who began his contract as a visiting scholar in Pittsburgh.

January 1, 2011

Our group started at the University of Pittsburgh.