School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics

Staff Profile

Professor Nikolaos Proukakis

Professor of Quantum Physics

Background

Research Interests: Quantum Gases & Fluids, Non-Equilibrium Theories & Phase Transitions
See: http://www.jqc.org.uk/people/nick-proukakis/29/ for more details

Selected topics of interest:
Bose-Einstein Condensation in Atomic and Polariton Superfluids

Mixtures of Atomic Gases (Bose-Bose; Bose-Fermi)

Non-Equilibrium Phenomena & Atomtronics: Applications to Josephson Junctions, Atom Chips, Atom Lasers & Atom Interferometers
Solitons & Vortices in Quantum Fluids: Quantum Turbulence
Quantum Many-Body Theories; Stochastic and Kinetic Approaches; Numerical Modelling.

Phase Transitions: Equilibrium Characterization and Dynamical Crossing, including Kibble-Zurek physics and relaxation to equilibrium

Languages

Fluent: Greek; English; Spanish; German
Basic Understanding: Dutch & French

Research

Research Interests

Google Scholar

Bose-Einstein Condensation in Atomic and Polariton Superfluids

Mixtures of Atomic Gases (Bose-Bose; Bose-Fermi)

Non-Equilibrium Phenomena & Atomtronics: Applications to Josephson Junctions, Atom Chips, Atom Lasers & Atom Interferometers
Solitons & Vortices in Quantum Fluids: Quantum Turbulence
Quantum Many-Body Theories; Stochastic and Kinetic Approaches; Numerical Modelling.

Phase Transitions: Equilibrium Characterization and Dynamical Crossing, including Kibble-Zurek physics and relaxation to equilibrium

Postdoctoral Supervision

Dr Stuart Cockburn


Postgraduate Supervision

Ms Joy Allen (Stage 4)

Mr Donatello Gallucci (Stage 3)

Mr Robert Pattinson (Stage 2)

Esteem Indicators

------------------------------------------------------ ORAL RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS (94): ---------------------------------------------(?) Invited Talks at Conferences & Workshops : 37(1) 2017 Sep Brazil Finite Systems in NonEquilibrium: From Quantum Quench to the Formation of Strong Correlations(International Institute of Physics, Natal)(2) 2017 July Greece The Onassis Foundation 2017 Lectures in Physics: Quantum Physics Frontiers explored withcold atoms, molecules and photons (Heraklion)[Personal Invitation by 2012 Nobel Laureate Prof. Serge Haroche, College de France](3) 2017 May Spain Atomtronics Workshop 2017 (Benasque Centre for Sciences)(4) 2016 Jun France New Challenges in Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Simulation of Superfluids(CIRM, Marseille)(5) 2015 Dec Greece XMAS Theoretical Physics Workshop (Athens)(6) 2015 Sep Poland FINESS 2015: Finite Temperature and Non-Equilibrium Superfluid Systems (Sopot)(7) 2015 July U.K. Non-Equilibrium Quantum Dynamics in Low Dimensions (Durham)(8) 2015 May Greece Hybrid Photonics and Materials (HPM) 2015 (Santorini)(9) 2014 Sep U.K. Quantum Technology Symposium (Durham)(10) 2014 May Germany Nonlinear Physics at Nanoscale: A Cross-Fertilization on Stochastic Methods (Dresden)(11) 2013 Jul Czech Rep LPHYS’15: 22nd International Laser Physics Workshop (Prague)(12) 2013 Jul Germany Matariki Quantum Science Research Network (Tubingen)(13) 2012 Aug U.K. QFS 2012: Quantum Fluids and Solids (Lancaster)(14) 2011 Sep Germany FINESS 2011 (Heidelberg) [Last minute replacement by collaborator Dr. C. Henkel](15) 2011 July Bosnia LPHYS’11: 20th International laser Physics Workshop [Replacement by PhD student D. Gallucci](16) 2011 Apr Brazil New Trends in Quantum Matter (Sao Paolo)(17) 2010 Sep Brazil Ultracold Quantum Gases beyond Equilibrium (Brasilia)(18) 2010 June China Nonlinear Waves: Theory and Applications (Beijing)(19) 2009 Sep U.K. Annual Meeting of the UK Cold-Atom / Condensed-Matter Physics Network (Durham)(20) 2009 Sep U.K. Ultracold Matter: Simulation and Modelling (Windsor): Keynote Talk(21) 2009 Jul Spain LPHYS’09: 18th International Laser Physics Workshop (Barcelona)(22) 2008 July Portugal 2nd Conference on Nonlinear Science and Complexity (Porto)(23) 2008 June Norway LPHYS’08: 17th International Laser Physics Workshop (Trondheim)Declined invitation due to Summer School Teaching which coincided with conference dates(24) 2007 July Germany Ruperto Carola Symposion: Ultracold Quantum Gases (Heidelberg)(25) 2007 June Denmark Non-equilibrium Behaviour in Superfluid Gases at Finite Temperature (Sandbjerg)(26) 2007 Apr U.K. UK Cold Matter Forum (Durham)(27) 2006 July Switzerland LPHYS’06: 15th International Laser Physics Workshop (Lausanne)(28) 2005 Aug Cyprus ??? Greek Condensed Matter & Materials Science Conference (Nicosia)(29) 2005 July Japan LPHYS’05: 14th International Laser Physics Workshop (Kyoto)(30) 2005 Feb Spain SOLIBEC: Solitons in Bose-Einstein Condensates (Almagro)(31) 2004 July Italy LPHYS’04: 13th International Laser Physics Workshop (Trieste)(32) 2003 Dec Germany International Workshop on Atomic Physics (Dresden)(33) 2003 Aug Germany LPHYS’03: 12th International Laser Physics Workshop (Hamburg)(34) 2003 May U.K. Semiconductor Microstructures and Atom Traps –Bose Condensation in Atomic and Solid StateSystems Institute of Physics, London (Asked to Replace Prof. C.S. Adams in his Invited Talk)(35) 2002 Sep Greece XVIII Greek Condensed Matter & Materials Science Conference (Heraklion)(36) 2002 July Slovakia LPHYS’02: 11th International Laser Physics Workshop (Bratislava)(37) 1999 May Greece ESCOLAR’99:Euroconference on Slow Collisions between Laser-manipulated Systems (Elounda)(??) Contributed Talks at Conferences & Workshops : 20(38-39) 2017 May U.S. DAMOP 2017 (Sacramento, California) [2 talks](40-41) 2016 May U.S. DAMOP 2016 (Providence, Rhode Island) [2 talks](42) 2016 Jan U.K Condensates of Light (Chicheley Hall, Kavli Institute, Buckinghampshire)(43) 2015 Jun Germany POLATOM 2015 (Bad Honnef)(44) 2010 May U.S. DAMOP 2010 (Houston)(45) 2008 Jan Switzerland Latsis Symposium in Bose-Einstein Condensation in dilute atomic gases and in condensed matter(Lausanne – Spotlight Presentation)(46) 2007 Sep Greece XXIII Greek Condensed Matter & Materials Science Conference (Athens)(47) 2004 Oct Germany Mesoscopic Phenomena in Ultracold Matter: From Single Atoms to Coherent Ensembles (Dresden)(48) 2004 Sep Greece XX Greek Condensed Matter & Materials Science Conference (Ioannina)(49) 2004 Sep U.K. Photon 04, QEP-16: Coherent Atom Manipulation (Glasgow)(50) 2004 Aug U.K. LMS Durham Symposium: Topological Solitons and their Applications (Durham)(51) 2004 Apr U.K. CMMP 04: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics Conference (Warwick)(52) 2003 Sep U.K. QuAMP: Quantum, Atomic, Molecular and Plasma Physics (Milton Keynes)(53) 2003 Apr France QGLD 2003: Quantum Gases in Low Dimensions, Les Houches Ecole de Physique (Les Houches)(54) 2002 Aug Italy BEC Summer Workshop, European Centre for Theoretical Physics (Trento)(55) 2002 June Spain Physics of Ultracold Dilute Atomic Gases Workshop, Benasque Centre for Science (Benasque)(56) 2000 July Holland Bose-Einstein Condensation Workshop, Lorentz Center (Leiden)(57) 2000 May France Trapped Particles and Fundamental Physics, Les Houches Ecole de Physique (Les Houches)(III) Invited Seminars at Academic Institutions : 37(58) 2017 Apr Italy Department of Physics, Trento(59) 2017 Apr Italy European Laboratory for Nonlinear Spectroscopy (LENS), Florence(60) 2017 Mar France College de France, Paris(61) 2016 July Taiwan National Centre for Theoretical Sciences, Hsinchu(62) 2016 May U.K. Department of Physics, University of Birmingham(63) 2013 May Belgium Department of Physics, University of Antwerpen(64) 2012 Sep Austria AtomInstitut, Vienna(65) 2012 Sep U.K. Centre for Cold Matter, Imperial College London(66) 2012 May U.K. Department of Physics, Nottingham University(67) 2011 July Germany Department of Physics, University of Tuebingen(68) 2011 July Germany Department of Physics, University of Freiburg(69) 2011 Mar Austria Atominstitut, Vienna University of Technology(70) 2011 Mar U.K. School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leeds(71) 2010 Nov U.K. School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Birmingham(72) 2010 Jul Australia School of Mathematics and Physics, The University of Queensland, Brisbane(73) 2010 May Canada Department of Physics, University of Toronto(74) 2010 Apr Canada Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy, Queen’s University, Kingston(75) 2010 Mar Greece Department of Physics, University of Athens(76) 2010 Mar Greece Dept. of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, National Technical University of Athens(77) 2010 Feb U.K. Department of Physics, University of Southampton(78) 2009 Dec Germany Joint Atomic & Condensed Matter Physics Seminar SeriesUniversities of Stuttgart, Tuebingen and Ulm (Tuebingen)(79) 2008 July U.K. Department of Physics, Nottingham University(80) 2008 Apr U.K. Department of Physics, University of Durham(81) 2008 Mar Greece COLLOQUIM: Department of Physics, University of Crete(82) 2007 Sep Greece National Technical University of Athens(83) 2007 Jan Greece Theoretical Physical & Chemistry Institute, National Hellenic Research Foundation(84) 2006 July U.K. The Clarendon Laboratory, University of Oxford(85) 2006 May U.K. Centre for Cold Matter, Imperial College London(86) 2006 Feb U.K. Department of Physics, University of Durham(87) 2004 Nov Greece COLLOQUIM: Department of Physics, University of Athens(88) 2004 Nov Greece Jointly organised by Institute of Materials Science & Nuclear Physics, NCSR Demokritos(89) 2004 Sep Greece Department of Physics, University of Ioannina(90) 2003 Feb U.K. The Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge(91) 2003 Jan Netherlands Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Utrecht(92) 2002 Nov U.K. The Clarendon Laboratory, University of Oxford(93) 2001 Dec Greece Department of Physics, University of Crete(94) 1997 Mar Greece Institute of Electronic Structure & Laser, Foundation for Research & Technology Hellas
INVITED VISITING PROFESSORSHIPS(1) 2013 Feb – June Belgium Department of Physics, University of Antwerpen (Visiting Professor)(2) 2011 June – July Germany Department of Physics, University of Tuebingen (Visiting Professor)(3) 2011 Mar Austria AtomInsitut, Vienna Institute of Technology (Visiting Academic/Professor)(4) 2010 Jul – Aug Australia School of Mathematics and Physics, The University of Queensland, Brisbane (Visiting Academic)(5) 2010 May – Jun Canada Department of Physics, University of Toronto (Visiting Professor)(6) 2010 Apr – May Canada Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy, Queen’s University, Kingston(Visiting Professor)
OTHER INVITED SCIENTIFIC VISITS AT ACADEMIC / RESEARCH INSTITUTES(1) 2017 Apr Italy BEC Centre, University of Trento (1-30/04/17)(2) 2017 Mar Italy College de France, Paris (13-17/03/17)(3) 2016 July Taiwan National Centre for Theoretical Studies (NCTS)(4) 2012 Sep Austria Atominstitut, Vienna University of Technology (10-14/09/12)(5) 2011 Mar Austria Atominstitut, Vienna University of Technology (14-18/03/11)(6) 2010 Mar Greece Department of Physics, University of Athens (8-26/03/10)(7) 2008 July U.K. Department of Physics, University of Nottingham (16-8/07/08)(8) 2008 July U.K. Centre for Cold Matter, Imperial College London (7-9/07/08)(9) 2008 Apr Netherlands Institute for Theoretical Physics, Utrecht University(10) 2006 July U.K. The Clarendon Laboratory, Oxford University (3-6/07/06)(11) 2006 May U.K. Centre for Cold Matter, Imperial College London (22-23/05/06)(12) 2005 Apr Germany Physikalisches Institute, Heidelberg University (14-18/03/05)(13) 1997 – 2003 Netherlands Institute for Theoretical Physics, Utrecht University
Invited Visits for Collaboration: 6-15/10/97, 15-20/01/01,25-29/06/01, 22-26/10/01, 25-31/01/02, 7-16/01/03, 30/03-02/04/03, 16-18/09/03(14) 2001 Jan U.K. The Clarendon Laboratory, University of Oxford (22-26/01/01).(15) 1995 Nov U.S.A The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)Electron and Optical Physics Division, Gaithersburg, Maryland, U.S (13-24/11/95).(16) 1993 Apr Switzerland ?he OPAL Collaboration at CERN (Freiburg Group), Geneva (Daily Visit, 04/93).
RESEARCH VISITS HOSTED(1) 2017 Mar/June Newcastle Prof. Boris Malomed (Tel Aviv) as Newcastle University Visiting Professor (1+1 months)(2) 2016 Nov Newcastle Dr I-Kang Liu (Changhua University, Taiwan) (4 months)(3) 2016 Apr Newcastle Prof. Boris Malomed (Tel Aviv) as JQC Visiting Professor (2 weeks)(4) 2016 Mar Newcastle Prof. Eugene Zaremba (Queens U, Kingston, Canada) (4 weeks)(5) 2016 May Newcastle Dr. Stuart Szigeti (Brisbane) as JQC Junior Fellow (8 weeks)(6) 2016 Apr Newcastle Mr Quentin Marolleau (ENS Cachan) Masters Internship (15 weeks)(7) 2016 Mar Newcastle Prof. Leticia Cugliandolo (ENS, Les Houches Director) (3 days)(8) 2016 Jun Newcastle Dr. Jordi Mur Petit (Oxford) (3 days)(9) 2015 Jul Newcastle Dr Piotr Deuar, Polish Academy of Sciences (22-24/07/15)(10) 2015 Jul8 Newcastle Dr Piotr Deuar, Polish Academy of Sciences (22-24/07/15)(11) 2015 Jul Newcastle Dr Piotr Deuar, Polish Academy of Sciences (22-24/07/15)(12) 2015 Jul Newcastle Dr Nir Navon, Cambridge (05-06/11/15)(13) 2015 Jul Newcastle Dr Alex Zamora, University College London (23-24/07/15)(14) 2015 Jul Newcastle Dr Piotr Deuar, Polish Academy of Sciences (22-24/07/15)(15) 2015 Jul Newcastle Dr Jacques Tempere, Antwerpen University (22-24/07/15)(16) 2015 Jul Newcastle Dr Giacomo Lamporesi, Trento (17-20/07/15)(17) 2015 May Newcastle Prof. Franco Dalfovo, Trento (6-9/05/15)(18) 2015 Mar Newcastle Dr. Carsten Henkel, Potsdam (11-13/03/15)(19) 2015 Feb Newcastle Mr Tim Sauer, Potsdam University (10/02/15-10/04/15)(20) 2014 Sep Newcastle Dr Piotr Deuar and Dr Tomasz Swislocki, Polish Academy of Sciences (1-5/09/14)(21) 2014 Sep Newcastle Dr Donatello Gallucci, Siena University (22/09/14-22/11/14)(22) 2014 Jun Newcastle Prof. Mark Edwards, Georgia Southern University, USA (25-27/06/14)(23) 2014 May Newcastle Dr. Rembert Duine, Utrecht University, The Netherlands (8-10/05/14)(24) 2014 Mar Newcastle Prof. Eugene Zaremba, Queens University, Canada (12/03-14 – 02/04/14)(25) 2013 Nov Newcastle Dr Michiel Wouters & Mr Stijn Ceuppens, Antwerpen University (11/11/13-15/11/13)(26) 2013 Jan Newcastle Mr Gary Liu (12/01/13-15/02/13)(27) 2012 Sep Newcastle Dr Gor Nikoghosyan, Ulm University (2-6/09/12)(28) 2012 Apr Newcastle Mr Nathan Welch, Nottingham University (16-27/04/12 & 16-27/01/12)(29) 2012 Jan Newcastle Mr Mike Garrett, University of Queensland (08/01/12-10/03/12)(30) 2011 Dec Newcastle Dr Natalia Berloff, DAMPT, Cambridge (6-7/12/11)(31) 2011 Dec Newcastle Dr Joanthan Keeling, St Andrew’s (6-7/12/11)(32) 2011 Sep Newcastle Dr Tod Wright, University of Queensland (22/09/11-01/10/11)(33) 2011 June Newcastle Mr Chao Feng, University of Queensland (16-21/06/11)(34) 2011 Mar Newcastle Prof. Mark Fromhold, University of Nottignham (3-4/03/11)(35) 2011 Feb Newcastle Dr. Anssi Collin, Helsinki Institute of Technology (14-18/02/11)(36) 2011 Jan Newcastle Dr. Carsten Henkel, Potsdam University (12-13/01/11)(37) 2010 Jun Newcastle Professor Mark Fromhold, Nottingham University (16-17/06/10)(38) 2010 Jun Newcastle Dr. Andy Martin, University of Melbourne, Australia (16-17/06/10)(39) 2010 Apr Newcastle Mr. Geoff Lee, University of Queensland, Australia (19-21/04/10)(40) 2009 Nov Newcastle Dr. Piotr Deuar, Polish Academy of Sciences (9-13/11/09)

RELATED TALKS / POSTERS BY COLLEAGUES: Over 100 in national/international conferences

(IV) REFEREE FOR SUBMITTED PROPOSALS TO EPSRC, FWO (Belgium), FWF (Austria) AND ROYAL SOCIETY OF NEW ZEALAND

(V) REFEREE FOR THE FOLLOWING JOURNALS:
Nature Physics, Reviews of Modern Physics, Physics Reports, Physical Review Letters, Physical Review A, Physical Review B, Physical Review E, Europhysics Letters, New Journal of Physics, Journal of Physics A, Journal of Physics B, Journal of Physics - Condensed Matter, Journal of Optics B; Optics Communications; European Physical Journal D; Journal of Low Temperature Physics; International Journal of Modern Physics B; Computers and Simulations in Mathematics.
(Total Number of Articles Reviewed to Date: Over 250).

----------------------- PERSONAL FUNDING: RESEARCH GRANTS / FELLOWHSIPS / STUDENTSHIPS: ----------------------EP/K03250X/1: Funding Agency: EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Research Councils, U.K.)Amount Contributed by EPSRC: £268,891Title: Excitations, Rotational Dynamics, and Rotational Sensing in 2-Species Bose-Einstein CondensatesDetails: http://gow.epsrc.ac.uk/NGBOViewGrant.aspx?GrantRef=EP/I019413/1Dates: Start Date: 31st December 2013Principal Investigator (runs alongside linked Durham project EP/K030558/1)
EP/I019413/1: Funding Agency: EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Research Councils, U.K.)Amount Contributed by EPSRC: £338,544Title: Turbulence in Quantum Gases: Setting the FrameworkDetails: http://gow.epsrc.ac.uk/NGBOViewGrant.aspx?GrantRef=EP/I019413/1Dates: Start Date: 1st January 2012Co-Investigator (Equal 50% split with PI: Prof. Carlo Barenghi)


EP/F055935/1: Funding Agency: EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Research Councils, U.K.)Amount Contributed by EPSRC: £256,096Title: Ultracold Gases far from Equilibrium: Fluctuations in time-dependent GeometriesDetails: http://gow.epsrc.ac.uk/ViewGrant.aspx?GrantRef=EP/F055935/1Dates: Start Date: 1st March 2009Principal & Sole Investigator


EP/H018093/1: Funding Agency: EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Research Councils, U.K.)Amount Contributed by EPSRC: £19,286Title: FINESS 2009 (Finite Temperature Non-Equilibrium Superfluid Systems)Details: http://gow.epsrc.ac.uk/ViewPerson.aspx?PersonId=117031Dates: Awarded: September 2009; Start Date: 14th September 2009Co-Investigator (with PI: Dr. Simon Gardiner)


STRATEGIC RESEARCH CENTRE FUNDS (Newcastle)Funds awarded to host a Visiting Professor or JQC Junior Research FellowAmount Awarded: £5,000 + £5,000Dates: January – June 2015 & January – June 2016


NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY CONFERENCE FUNDMatching funds to host an international conference at Newcastle in September 2016MACRO: Multicomponent Atomic Condensates and ROtational dynamicsAmount Awarded: £7,800Dates: January – September 2016


EPSRC: UK Network for research at the Interface between Cold Atom and Condensed Matter PhysicsTravel grant for bilateral exchange visits with group of Prof Mark Fromhold, University of NottinghamAmount Awarded: £1,500Dates: January – June 2012


EPSRC Impact Awards (via Newcastle University):Secondment Activities for Setting up a Website for the new Joint Quantum Center Durham-NewcastleAmount Awarded: £16,000Dates: September 2011 – June 2012


EPSRC Collaboration Scheme Awards (via Newcastle University):Collaboration Award for visiting University of Antwerpen, Belgium (M. Wouters & J Tempere) in Feb-Mar 2013Amount Awarded: £4,212Dates: 25 February – 30 March 2013
Royal Society – International Travel Grants 2010Amount Awarded: £1100Dates: 25 June – 1 July


--------------------------------------------- ENGAGEMENT IN NETWORKS / GROUPS: -----------------------------------------------------(1) Member of the EPSRC-funded UK network on Emergence and Physics Far From Equilibrium(Duration: 2016-2019; PIs: Dr Tobias Galla; Dr Joe Bhaseen)(2) Member of the EPSRC-funded Special Interest Group on Quantum Fluids (Duration: 2017-2020; PI: Dr H Salman)(3) Member of the International Network on Multicomponent Superconductivity and Superfluidity (MultiSuper) (PIs: Prof M. Milosevic; Dr. A. Perali)Previously:(4) Member of the EPSRC-funded UK network for research at the interface between cold-atom and condensed matter physics(EP/G029695/1; Duration: 01/06/09-31/05/12; PI: Prof. M. Fromhold, CoI: Dr. A.S. Arnold)(5) Member of the committee of the Mathematical and Theoretical Physics Group of the Institute of Physics (since 2009).Also act as representative of this group to the Condensed Matter and Material Physics Division of the Institute of Physics.----------------------------------------------------EXTERNAL PhD THESIS EXAMINER: -------------------------------------------------------Mr. A.D. Martin Durham University (U.K.) Department of Physics May 2008Thesis title: ‘Theoretical Studies of Bright Solitons in Trapped Atomic Bose-Einstein Condensates’.Mr. Y.C. Yin Cambridge University (U.K.) Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics Nov 2009Thesis Title: ‘Solitary Waves in Immiscible Two-Component Bose-Einstein Condensates’Mr. B.G. Wild University of Otago (New Zealand) Department of Physics Dec 2010Thesis Title: ‘The Orthogonal Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov Method for Trapped Bose-Einstein Condensates’Mr. D. Wadkin-Snaith University of Birmingham (U.K.) Department of Physics Nov 2011Thesis title: ‘Dissipative Dynamics of Grey Solitons’Mr Jeroen Devreese Univeristy of Antwerpen (Belgium) Department of Physics May 2013Thesis Title: ‘The Fulde-Ferrell-Larkin-Ovchinikov state in a spin-imbalanced Fermi gas’Mr Jonathan Lau Univeristy of Southampton (UK) Department of Physics Jun 2016Thesis Title: ‘An investigation into the spin polarised Fermi gas in quadrupole potential’Mr Gary Liu Changhua Univeristy (Taiwan) Department of Physics July 2016Thesis Title: ‘Theoretical Studies on the Non-Equilibrium Dynamics and UnconventionalCondensation of Trapped Two-Component Bose Gases


------------------------------------------------------------ CONFERENCE ORGANISATION: ----------------------------------------------------I have recently co-organised (or been involved in the organization of) the following workshops/conferences:* EGAS: 49th Conference of the European Group on Atomic Systems (Durham 17-21 July 2017)http://www.egas49.org/?page_id=217 (Member of the local committee)* MACRO (Multicomponent Atomic Condensates and ROtational dynamics) Conference: Lead organizer (heavily assisted by my RA, Dr Kean Loon Lee, and Dr John Helm (Durham) of a most successful event, which significantly boosted the international physics presence of Newcastle University. Number of participants: 100, from all different continents (Europe, US, South America, Asia, Oceania). Also co-organised the annual JQC Symposium and Colloquium.Details: https://conferences.ncl.ac.uk/jqcmacro/* Quantum Theory & Applications Symposium (Internal Interdisciplinary meeting at Newcastle University)(11/09/14; co-organised with Ian Moss): Speakers/attendees from various Schools (Maths & Stats, MSE, EEE, Chemistry, CEAM,Computing), including the Sage Dean of Research (Werner Hofer; gave talk) and Faculty PVC (Nick Wright)* Public Lecture Presenter: Nobel Laureatte Bill Phillips Public Lecture (17/09/2014)* Universal Themes of Bose-Einstein Condensation(11-15 March 2013; Lorentz Center, Leiden, The Netherlands)Details: http://www.lorentzcenter.nl/lc/web/2013/546/info.php3?wsid=546&venue=Oort[Funding: The Lorentz Center: Leiden University, FOM, NWO,Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, Europhysics Letters]* CMMP 2011: Annual Condensed Matter and Materials Physics Meeting(13-15 December 2011; Lancashire County Cricket Club, Manchester)Details: http://www.cmmp.org.uk* FINESS (Finite Temperature Non-Equilibrium Superfluid Systems)(14-17 September 2009; Van Mildert College, Durham University)Details: http://massey.dur.ac.uk/finess/[ Funding: EPSRC, INTERCAN, UK Netword for Research at the Interface Between Cold-Atom and Condensed Matter Physics, New Journal of Physics, IOP Groups in Mathematical and Theoretical Physics, Theory of Condensed Matter & Quantum Optics, Quantum Information & Quantum Control, Journal of Physics B ]* QUAMP III: Third National Meeting on Quantum, Atomic, Molecular, and Plasma Physics(18-22 September 2006; Collingwood College, Durham University)Details: http://massey.dur.ac.uk/quamp/[Funding: ELS, Toptica Photonics, Elliot Scientifics, Thorlabs, LewVac, Coherent, Andor, IOP, EPSRC]


-------------------------------------- CONFERENCE INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE : -------------------------------------2018 Feb New Zealand Member of the International Advisory Committee of the FINESS Workshop(Finite Temperature Non-Equilibrium Superfluid Systems: Dunedin)2015 Sep Poland Member of the International Advisory Committee of the FINESS Workshop(Finite Temperature Non-Equilibrium Superfluid Systems: Queenstown)2013 Feb New Zealand Member of the International Advisory Committee of the FINESS Workshop(Finite Temperature Non-Equilibrium Superfluid Systems: Queenstown)2011 Sep Germany Member of the International Advisory Committee of the FINESS Workshop(Finite Temperature Non-Equilibrium Superfluid Systems: Heidelberg)


---------------------------------------------------------- CONFERENCE SESSION CHAIR: -----------------------------------------------------

2017 Sep Spain, Chair of Photon/Polariton Session, Bi-Annual Bose-Einstein Condensation Meeting

2015 Sep U.K. Chair of one of the afternoon sessionsFINESS 2015 (Sopot)(Organized by P. Deuar and co-workers)2015 July U.K. Chair of one of the afternoon sessionsNon-Equilibrium Quantum Dynamics in Low Dimensions (Durham)(Organized by C. Weiss, S.A. Gardiner, S.L. Cornish & N.G. Parker)2014 July Czech Rep Co-chair of one of the afternoon sessionsLPHYS’14: 23rd International Laser Physics Workshop (Prague)Seminar 6: ‘Physics of Cold Trapped Atoms’(Organized by L.P. Pitaevskii, V.I. Yukalov & E. Zaremba)2009 Sep U.K. Chair of the Opening Scientific Session of the FINESS Workshop(Finite Temperature Non-Equilibrium Superfluid Systems: Van Mildert College, Durham University)(Co-hosted by Dr. S.A. Gardiner, Durham and myself)2008 July Spain Co-chair of one of the afternoon sessionsLPHYS’08: 17th International Laser Physics Workshop (Barcelona)Seminar 6: ‘Physics of Cold Trapped Atoms’(Organized by L.P. Pitaevskii, V.I. Yukalov & E. Zaremba)2007 June Denmark Chair of Panel Discussion (Other Panel Members: M.J. Davis – A.M. Rey – E. Zaremba)‘Non-equilibrium Behavior in Superfluid Gases at Finite Temperature’ (Sandbjerg)(Organized by N. Nygaard, C.W. Gardiner, A. Griffin and H. Smith)2004 Oct Germany Chair of the final sessionMesoscopic Phenomena in Ultracold Matter: From Single Atoms to Coherent Ensembles (Dresden)(Organized by J. Brand, P. Schmelcher and K. Burnett)2003 Aug Germany Co-chair (with N. Davidson) of one of the afternoon sessionsLPHYS’03: 12th International Laser Physics Workshop (Hamburg)Seminar 6: ‘Physics of Cold Trapped Atoms’(Organized by L.P. Pitaevskii, V.I. Yukalov & E. Zaremba)


-------------------------------------- POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE SUPERVISION ---------------------------------------

01/03/14-28/12/17 Dr Kean Loon Lee: RA funded by EPSRC grant ...

01/03/10 – 30/07/12 Dr. S.P. Cockburn: PDRA funded by EPSRC grant EP/F055935/101/01/12 – 01/09/14 Dr A.J. Allen: PDRA funded by EPSRC grant EP/I019413/101/10/13 – 30/09/14 Dr M. Edmonds: PDRA funded by EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellowship15/01/15 – 15/07/15 Dr D. Gallucci: PDRA funded by EPSRC grant EP/I019413/102/03/14 – 01/03/17 Dr K.L. Lee: PDRA funded by EPSRC grant EP/K03250X/1[ I also collaborated actively with Dr Angela White, EPSRC Fellow (Newcastle University) 2011-2014 ]
---------------------------------------------------- DOCTORAL STUDENT SUPERVISION -----------------------------------------------------Newcastle University (School of Mathematics and Statistics):25/09/06 – 05/03/10 S.P. Cockburn - Supervisory Contribution: 100%Thesis Title: Bose Gases in and out of Equilibrium within the Stochastic Gross-Pitaevskii EquationViva passed with only minor corrections; PhD awarded in April 2010(Funded by EPSRC DTA awarded via my School)22/09/08 – 30/12/11 A.J. Allen - Supervisory Contribution: 50% (shared with Prof. Barenghi)Thesis Title: Non-Equilibrium and Finite Temperature Trapped Bose Gases:Interactions and Decay of Macroscopic ExcitationViva passed with minor corrections; PhD awarded in April 2012(Funded by EPSRC DTA awarded via my School)01/03/09 – 15/02/13 Mr. D. Gallucci – Supervisory Contribution: 100%Thesis Title: Ab Initio Modelling of (Quasi)-One-Dimensional Bose gas Experimentsvia the Stochastic Gross-Pitaevskii Equation(Funded by EPSRC grant EP/F055935/1)27/09/10 – 05/06/14 Mr. R. Pattinson – Supervisory Contribution: 50% (shared with Dr. Parker)Thesis Title: Two-Component Bose-Einstein Condensates: Equilibria and Dynamics atZero temperature and beyond.(Self-funded student)27/09/12 – 15/07/16 Mr. I.-K. Liu – Supervisory Contribution: 50% (shared with Prof. Gou, Taiwan)(funded via MOST, formerly NSC Taiwan, through the Graduate Students Abroad Program)Theoretical Studies on the Non-Equilibrium Dynamics and Unconventional Condensation of TrappedTwo-Component Bose Gases05/01/14 – Mr. P. Comaron – Supervisory Contribution: 80% (shared with Dr. Parker)(Funded by EPSRC DTA awarded via my School)27/09/14 – Mr. T. Bland – Supervisory Contribution: 20% (shared with the lead supervisor, Dr. Parker)(Funded by EPSRC DTA awarded via my School)01/11/14 – Mr F. Larcher – Supervisory Contribution: 50% (Joint PhD, shared with Prof. Dalfovo, Trento)(Funded by Italian Fellowship and School funds)01/01/16 – Miss K. Xhani – Supervisory Contribution: 100%(Funded by School of Mathematics & Statistics)Durham University (Department of Physics)

30/09/17 -  Mr Andrew RIchardson  Supervisory Contribution: 80% (shared with Dr. Parker) [Newcastle-SIngapore PhD studentship, jointly with colleagues at CQT and NUS Singapore)

-------------------------------------------------- CITATIONS OF PUBLISHED RESEARCH: ----------------------------------------------------Web of Knowledge [Google Scholar]Total Number of Scientific Citations: 1501 [2380]Sum of Times Cited without Self-citations: 1186Number of Journals in which citations were made: 38Hirsch Index h = 22 [29]i10 Index [47]Average Number of Citations per Published Work 23.83

Teaching

NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY: School of Mathematics, Statistics & Physics(1) 01/10/17 –4th Year Students: MAS8851: QUantum Fluids (Lectures/Problem Classes) (17 students)2nd Year Students:PHY2020: Quantum Mechanics (lectures/Problem Classes) (40 students)(1) 01/10/16 –4th Year Students: MAS8114: Topics in Applied Mathematics (Lectures/Problem Classes) (22 students)(2) 01/10/15 –3rd-4th Year Students: MAS3119: Quantum Mechanics (Lectures/Problem Classes) (91 students)4th Year Students: MAS8114: Topics in Applied Mathematics (Lectures/Problem Classes) (25 students)(3) 01/10/14 – 30/09/151st Year Students: MAS1041: Mathematical Methods (Lectures/Problem Classes/Computing Classes) (220 students)(Organisation of Stage 1 Small Group Tutorials)3rd-4th Year Students: MAS3115: Quantum Mechanics (Lectures/Problem Classes) (50 students)(4) 01/10/13 – 30/09/141st Year Students: MAS1041: Mathematical Methods (Lectures/Problem Classes/Computing Classes) (210 students)(Organisation of Stage 1 Small Group Tutorials)3rd-4th Year Students: MAS3115: Quantum Mechanics (Lectures/Problem Classes) (78 students)(5) 01/10/12 – 30/09/131st Year Students: MAS1041: Mathematical Methods (Lectures/Problem Classes/Computing Classes) (190 students)(Organisation of Stage 1 Small Group Tutorials)3rd-4th Year Students: MAS3119: Differential Equations, Fields & Transform Methods (Lectures/Problem Classes) (110 students)(6) 01/10/11 – 30/09/121st Year Students: MAS1041: Mathematical Methods (Lectures/Problem Classes/Computing Classes) (207 students)(Organisation of Stage 1 Small Group Tutorials)3rd-4th Year Students: MAS3121: Variational Methods (Lectures/Problem Classes) (101 students)(7) 01/10/10 – 30/09/111st Year Students: MAS1001: Mathematical Methods (Lectures/Problem Classes/Computing Classes) (214 students)3rd-4th Year Students: MAS3119: Differential Equations, Fields & Transform Methods (Lectures/Problem Classes) (127 students)(8) 01/10/09 – 30/09/091st Year Students: MAS1001: Mathematical Methods (Lectures/Problem Classes/Computing Classes) (185 students)3rd-4th Year Students: MAS3121: Variational Methods (Lectures/Problem Classes) (126 students)(9) 01/10/08 – 30/09/081st Year Students: MAS1001: Mathematical Methods (Lectures/Problem Classes/Computing Classes) (190 students)3rd-4th Year Students: MAS3119: Differential Equations, Fields & Transform Methods (Lectures/Problem Classes) (113 students)(10) 01/10/07 – 30/09/08Pre-University: PARTNERS SCHEME: Summer School (Lectures/Problem Classes) (22 students)1st Year Students: MAS1001: Mathematical Methods (Lectures/Problem Classes/Computing Classes) (200 students)3rd-4th Year Students: MAS3101: Variational Methods (Lectures/Problem Classes) ( 97 students)(11) 01/10/06 – 30/09/071st Year Students: MAS1001: Mathematical Methods (Lectures/Tutorials) (190 students)3rd-4th Year Students: MAS3101: Variational Methods (Lectures/Tutorials) ( 60 students)4th Year Students: MAS4114: Topics in Modern Applied Maths: Superfluids (Lectures/Tutorials) ( 10 students)& Doctoral Students(12) 01/10/05 – 30/06/051st Year Students: MAS111: Modelling with Differential Equations (Tutorials) (Groups of 30 students)MAS145: Problem-Solving Techniques (Tutorials) (Groups of 40 students)182nd – 3rd Year Students: MAS209 & MAS609: Modern Fields (Lectures/Tutorials) (100 students)4th Year Students MAS427: Topics in Modern Applied Maths: Superfluids (Lectures/Tutorials) ( 15 students)& Doctoral StudentsDURHAM UNIVERSITY: Department of Physics(13) 01/10/03 – 30/09/041st Year Students: PHYS1122: Foundations of Physics 1 Tutorials & Revision Lecture in Each Topic covered(Groups of 8 & 30 students respectively)[ Taught Material: Introduction to Classical Mechanics, Introduction to Special Relativity, Wave Phenomena, Electricity and Magnetism, Introduction to Optics, Phases of Matter, Atoms, Nuclei & Particles & Quantum Mechanics. ]2nd Year Students: Organisation of Weekly Problems in all 2nd Year Topics mentioned below[ Examined Material: Foundation of Physics (PHYS2511): Electromagnetism, Quantum Mechanics and Atomic Physics, Mathematical Methods in Physics (PHYS2521), Thermal and Condensed Matter Physics (PHYS2531) & Stars and Galaxies (PHYS2541). ]3rd Year Students: PHYS3561: Key Skills A (Essay/Poster/Presentation Preparation – Selected Physics Topics)Tutorials (Groups of 7 students)(All 3 prizes for best poster presentation in this academic year were awarded to students who were supervised by me).Doctoral Students: Atomic & Molecular Physics Graduate Course Lectures (Groups of 8 students)(14) 01/10/02 – 30/06/033rd Year Students: PHYS3561: Key Skills A (Essay/Poster/Presentation Preparation – Selected Physics Topics)Tutorials (Groups of 6 students)Doctoral Students: Atomic & Molecular Physics Graduate Course Lectures (Group of 6 students)UNIVERSITY OF CRETE: Department of Physics(15) 04/98, 05/99, 02/00, 04/01 & 12/014th Year Students: 'Laser Spectroscopy Techniques' (A few guest lectures each year)[ Taught Material: Laser Cooling and Bose-Einstein Condensation Lectures (Groups of 4-8 students)]UNIVERSITY OF CRETE: Heraklion Summer School for Advanced Physics(16) 05/07/99 – 15/07/99Undergraduate Students (Various Years): Laser Cooling and Bose-Einstein Condensation 2-hour Lecture (Group of 18 students)UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD: New College(17) 01/10/95 – 30/06/962nd Year Students: Kinetic Theory (Tutorials) (Groups of 3 students)Thermal Waves and Diffusion (Tutorials) (Groups of 3 students)Statistical Mechanics (Tutorials) (Groups of 3 students)3rd Year Students : Kinetic Theory (Revision Tutorials) (Groups of 3 students)Thermodynamics & Statistical Mechanics (Revision) (Groups of 3 students)
-------------------------------------------------------- MASTER STUDENT SUPERVISION -----------------------------------------------------Co-Supervision with International Partner10/2015 – 09/2016 T. Sauer (joitnly supervised with Dr C Henkel, University of Potsdam)04/2016 – 08/2016 Q. Marolleau (student undertaking master’s level internship from Ecole Normal Cachan, Paris)Newcastle University (School of Mathematics and Statistics): Supervision of MMath Projects:29/09/15 – 23/06/16 J. Hersey Supervisory Contribution: 100%(Thesis Title: Quantum Portraits)29/09/15 – 23/06/16 B. Wade Supervisory Contribution: 100%(Thesis Title: Analytical Studies of Bose-Einstein Condensates)1629/09/14 – 22/06/15 P. Boyle Supervisory Contribution: 100%(Thesis Title: Josephson Effects in Atomic Condensates)29/09/14 – 22/06/15 A. Griffin Supervisory Contribution: 50% (shared with Prof. Barenghi)(Thesis Title: Mathematical Analysis of Superfluids)29/09/14 – 22/06/15 J. Graham Supervisory Contribution: 100%(Thesis Title: The Gross-Pitaevskii Equation for Ultracold Atoms)29/09/10 – 22/06/11 D. Rafferty Supervisory Contribution: 100%(Thesis Title: Mathematical Analysis of Superfluids)C. Henderson Contribution: 50% (shared with Dr. Youd)(Thesis Title: Atomic Superfluids in Double-Well Traps)21/09/09 – 25/06/10 R. Pattinson Supervisory Contribution: 50% (shared with Dr. Youd))(Thesis Title: Dynamics of Coupled Atomic Superfluids)22/09/08 – 22/06/09 N. Kane Supervisory Contribution: 100%(Thesis Title: Theoretical Modelling of Atomic Superfluids )C. O’Toole Supervisory Contribution: 50% (shared with Prof. Barenghi)(Thesis Title: Controlled Shock Wave Generation in Atomic Superfluids)D. Jackson Supervisory Contribution: 50% (shared with Prof. Barenghi)(Thesis Title: Dark Soliton Dynamics in Trapped Atomic Condensates)25/09/07 – 25/06/08 J. Rowell Supervisory Contribution: 100%(Thesis Title: Dark Solitons in Atomic Superfluids)A. Lowery Supervisory Contribution: 50% (shared with Prof. Barenghi)(Thesis Title: Controlled Shock-wave Generation in Atomic SuperfluidsG. Murray Supervisory Contribution: 50% (shared with Prof. Barenghi)(Thesis Title: Topological Defects)Durham University (Department of Physics): Supervision of MSci Projects:01/10/03 – 30/09/04 H. Ashworth Supervisory Contribution: 50% (shared with Prof. C.S. Adams)(Thesis Title: Decoherence of Entangled Quantum States)S.R. Plant Supervisory Contribution: 50% (shared with Prof. C.S. Adams)(Project Title: Neutral Quantum Atom Gates)


--------------- TEACHING EXPERIENCE AS VISITING MEMBER OF STAFF & AT SUMMER SCHOOLS -----------------------

Onassis Science Series: Frontiers of Quantum Physics with Atoms, and Photons (Heraklion, July 2017)

? Department of Physics, University of Antwerpen (Belgium – March/April 2013) [Graduate Course]? Department of Physics, University of Tuebingen (Germany – June/July 2011) [Advanced Undergraduate Course]? Atominstitut, Vienna Institute of Technology (Austria – Mar 2011) [Postgraduate Lectures]? Sao Paolo School of Advanced Science (Brazil – Apr 2011) [Postgraduate Course]


---------------------------------------------------- DOCTORAL STUDENT SUPERVISION -----------------------------------------------------Newcastle University (School of Mathematics and Statistics):25/09/06 – 05/03/10 S.P. Cockburn - Supervisory Contribution: 100%Thesis Title: Bose Gases in and out of Equilibrium within the Stochastic Gross-Pitaevskii EquationViva passed with only minor corrections; PhD awarded in April 2010(Funded by EPSRC DTA awarded via my School)22/09/08 – 30/12/11 A.J. Allen - Supervisory Contribution: 50% (shared with Prof. Barenghi)Thesis Title: Non-Equilibrium and Finite Temperature Trapped Bose Gases:Interactions and Decay of Macroscopic ExcitationViva passed with minor corrections; PhD awarded in April 2012(Funded by EPSRC DTA awarded via my School)01/03/09 – 15/02/13 Mr. D. Gallucci – Supervisory Contribution: 100%Thesis Title: Ab Initio Modelling of (Quasi)-One-Dimensional Bose gas Experimentsvia the Stochastic Gross-Pitaevskii Equation(Funded by EPSRC grant EP/F055935/1)27/09/10 – 05/06/14 Mr. R. Pattinson – Supervisory Contribution: 50% (shared with Dr. Parker)Thesis Title: Two-Component Bose-Einstein Condensates: Equilibria and Dynamics atZero temperature and beyond.(Self-funded student)27/09/12 – 15/07/16 Mr. I.-K. Liu – Supervisory Contribution: 50% (shared with Prof. Gou, Taiwan)(funded via MOST, formerly NSC Taiwan, through the Graduate Students Abroad Program)Theoretical Studies on the Non-Equilibrium Dynamics and Unconventional Condensation of TrappedTwo-Component Bose Gases05/01/14 – Mr. P. Comaron – Supervisory Contribution: 80% (shared with Dr. Parker)(Funded by EPSRC DTA awarded via my School)27/09/14 – Mr. T. Bland – Supervisory Contribution: 20% (shared with the lead supervisor, Dr. Parker)(Funded by EPSRC DTA awarded via my School)01/11/14 – Mr F. Larcher – Supervisory Contribution: 50% (Joint PhD, shared with Prof. Dalfovo, Trento)(Funded by Italian Fellowship and School funds)01/01/16 – Miss K. Xhani – Supervisory Contribution: 100%(Funded by School of Mathematics & Statistics)

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