School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics

Quantum Matter

Quantum Matter

Overview

This research group is concerned with the theoretical study and modelling of the quantum properties of matter and light, from the fundamental to the technological.

We live in a quantum era, where the quantum mechanical properties of matter and light are being probed and tested to unprecedented levels, and exploited into quantum technologies such as precision sensors and quantum computers.

The Quantum Matter research group covers a range of different topics:

  • Bose-Einstein condensation
  • Quantum fluids
  • Ultra cold gases
  • Superfluid liquid helium
  • Exciton-polariton condensates
  • Solitons, vortices and turbulence
  • Light-matter interaction
  • Quantum optics
  • Fundamentals of quantum mechanics
  • Quantum transport

We have a strong international reputation in this area of research. We collaborate with leading experimental and theoretical experts worldwide (including at Athens, Helsinki, Lancaster, Melbourne, New York, Osaka, Prague, Sao Paulo, Trento and Tubingen).

We are also a part of the Joint Quantum Centre Durham-Newcastle.

Staff

The following members of staff from the School of Mathematics and Statistics are members of the Quantum Matter research group.

Staff

Dr Andrew Baggaley
Lecturer in Applied Mathematics

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 3485

Professor Carlo Barenghi
Professor of Fluid Dynamics

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7307

Dr Thomas Billam
Lecturer in Applied Mathematics/Quantum

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8509

Dr Clive Emary
Lecturer in Applied Mathematics/Quantum

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8318

Dr Nicholas Parker
Senior Lecturer in Applied Mathematics

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7305

Professor Nikolaos Proukakis
Professor of Quantum Physics

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8832

Professor Yuri Sergeev
Professor of Engineering Mathematics

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6284

Dr Toby Wood
Lecturer in Applied Mathematics

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8052