Bose-Einstein Condensation (Atoms, Polaritons & Photons: equilibrium, non-equilibrium properties, phase and density fluctuations, atom chips, atom lasers, atom interferometers, multi-component condensates, solitons and vortices, artificial gauge fields, phase transitions & Kibble-Zurek physics, ring trap goemetries)
Quantum Fluids & Turbulence and Macroscopic Excitations (vortex motion, generation, characterization and decay of vortex tangles and superfluid turbulence, dark and bright solitons)
Non-Equilibrium and Quantum Many-Body Phenomena (Finite Temperature and Stochastic Modelling, including "ZNG", "SGPE", "SPGPE", "c-field", "truncated WIgner", etc.
I collaborate with a number of leading international theoretical and experimental research groups including Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Greece, Netherlands, Taiwan, US, and have recently held visiting professorships in Canada (University of Toronto and Queen's University), Belgium (Antwerpen), Germany (Tubingen) and Australia (visiting fellow) and have hosted a number of researchers and visiting PhD students from the UK, Australia, Germany and Taiwan. See list of publications for recent joint work.
There are a number of open calls to undertake reserch at Newcastle, for UK/EU?International applicants, all starting within 2016. Interested applicants should contact send me an informal email in first instance. These include:
* JQC Visiting Professorship (permanent staff): All expenses covered for a 2-month visit (up to max of £5,150)
* JQC Junior Research Fellowships (Postdocs/fellows): All expenses covered for a 2-month visit (up to max of £4,750)
* PhD position (jointly with researchers at the Centre for Quantum Technologies, Singapore): 4-year duration; value £20,000 per year; awarded competitively
and featuring Plenary Lectures by Nobel Laureattes Wolfgang Ketterle and Tony Leggett.
'Quantum Gases: Finite Temperature and Non-Equilibrium Dynamics' N.P. Proukakis, S.A. Gardiner, M.J. Davis, M.H. Szymanska (Eds.) (Imperial College Press, 2013) [ ISBN: 978-1-84816-810-7 ] featuring an extensive collection of current state-of-the-art theories for describing atomic gases and other related systems, including exciton-polaritons, presented by key researchers of the field in a unified manner, with common notation, editorial comments and a joint reference section.
EP/K03250X/1: Excitations, Rotational Dynamics, and Rotational Sensing in 2-Species Bose-Einstein Condensates (see also Durham joint grant EP/K030558/1 )
EP/I019413/1: Turbulence in quantum gases: setting the framework (jointly with CF Barenghi, JQC)
EP/F055935/1: Ultracold gases far from Equilibrium: Fluctuations in time-dependent Geometries
EP/H018093/1: FINESS 2009 (Finite Temperature Non-Equilibrium Superfluid Systmes) (jointly with SA Gardiner, JQC)
and various smaller EPSRC-based newcastle University grants, and Royal Society International Travel Grant,.