School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics

Staff Profile

Dr Tom Bland

EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellowship


Dr Thomas Bland is a Research Associate at the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics at Newcastle University. In his PhD, he studied the dynamics and stability of nonlinear waves in quantum fluids exhibiting long-range interactions. His PhD thesis can be found here.

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Research Interests

  • Quantum fluids (Bose-Einstein condensates, dipolar interactions, solitons, vortices, quantum turbulence, finite temperature effects)
  • Atomtronics
  • Acoustics (medical ultrasound, acoustic propagation in fluids and colloids)


Modules taught
  • PHY1031: Introduction to Calculus (2018 - 2019)
  • MAS3802/8802: Quantum Mechanics (2017-18)
  • MAS2602: Computing for Mathematics and Statistics (2017-18)
  • MAS8041: Numeric Skills (2016-17)
Masters supervision
  • Thomas Flynn: "Exploring the supersolid phase of quasi-one-dimensional dipolar Bose-Einstein Condensates"
  • Jack Griffiths: "Finite temperature effects in a prototype atomic quantum interference device"
  • Kate Brown: "Periodic quenches across the Berezinskii-Kosterlitz-Thouless transition"