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.
At present I have no funded places available, but can help with
applications for both internal and external scholarships (e.g. School
of Physics postgraduate awards, Irish Research Council Postgraduate
I have a range of projects on offer, in the general area
of theory of quantum light and
matter. Example topics are dynamical phases of polariton
condensates; photonic topological quantum
computers ; and quantum control and
decoherence in solid-state qubits.
Nanophotonics I: Quantum Theory of Microcavities (graduates, PY5017)
Electron and Photon Physics: Quantum Theory of Light (Senior sophister, PY4T02 part 1)
Quantum Mechanics II (Senior sophister, PY4P01).
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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