My group and I create theories, in the form of mathematical models, of
the behaviour of photons and electrons in semiconductor nanostructures
and related systems. These theories synthesize and explain
experimental results, predict new effects, and guide the development
of future devices. Some current research topics include
For more information see my
My current PhD students are David Racine and Kyle Ballantine.
- Semiconductor microcavities, Bose-Einstein condensation of polaritons and excitons, unconventional lasing;
- Quantum Hall bilayers;
- Optical manipulation of many-particle states in semiconductor nanostructures;
- Dynamics of complex and glassy systems.
I'm looking for new PhD students to start in September 2014, in the
general area of theory of quantum light and
matter. Some possible projects are on dynamical phases of polariton condensates; photonic topological
quantum computers and quantum control and
decoherence in solid-state qubits. There is funding
available for a suitable EU student. If that sounds like you
please get in touch, ideally by email including brief details of your
qualifications and academic background/record.
Nanophotonics I: Quantum Theory of Microcavities (graduates, PY5017)
Electron and Photon Physics: Quantum Theory of Light (Senior sophister, PY4T02 part 1)
Nuclear Structure (Junior sophister, PY3P05 part 2); see blackboard for notes and problems.
Tutorials (Junior freshman, Senior freshman)
Junior Freshman Physics Labs (PY1P10/20, Hilary term)
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