Fabrizio Larcher

Joint Quantum Centre (JQC) Durham-Newcastle

Joint-PhD Student

Email: f.larcher2@ncl.ac.uk

Who I am and what I do

I am a PhD student in physics, currently enrolled in a joint-PhD between Università degli studi di Trento (Italy) and Newcastle University (UK) under the joint supervision of prof. Franco Dalfovo (UniTN) and Nick P. Proukakis (Newcastle). As part of the agreement, I will spend about half of my PhD in each site, and I will enhance the collaboration between the INO-CNR BEC Center of Trento and the Joint Quantum Centre Durham-Newcastle. 

My interests are mainly devoted on the treatment of finite temperature atomic BECs; in particular I study the so-called Kibble-Zurek Mechanism in reduced dimensionality (1D and 2D systems), and the effect of temperature on the creation and successive dynamics of topological defects. In order to do this I use the Stochastic Gross-Pitaevskii Equation (SGPE) method, which has proven to be very efficient in effectively reproduce finite temperature BECs in different dimensionality. I also actively collaborate with the experimental group in Trento, as well as other experimental groups.


Education and Training