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Proukakis, Nick

Professor, School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics, Newcastle University

Email: nikolaos.proukakis@newcastle.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0) 191 208 8832

Main Areas of Expertise:

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 Excitation(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.


 

 

Collaborations/Publications/Reasearch Opportunities:

I collaborate with a number of leading international theoretical and experimental research groups and have recently held visiting professorships in Canada (University of Toronto and Queen's University), Belgium (Antwerpen), Germany (Tubingen) and Australia (visiting fellow). I routinely host international visitors and visiting PhD students, and there are recurrent openings for PhD students and postdocs. Please email me if potentially interested!

24-MONTH POSTDOCTORAL POSITION OPEN! Email me about it!

 

Recent Research-Related Highlights:

 'Universal Themes of Bose-Einstein Condensation Workshop' Lorentz Center Workshop (March 2013), covering BEC-related systems across all physical scales (Ultracold Trapped Atomic Gases, Superfluids, Superconductors & Permanent Thermodynamic Transitions in Solids, Quasi-Equilibrium Condensates, Nuclear, Particle & Astrophysics, Phase Transitions & Quantum Quenches, Novel Interfaces & Applications) and featuring the participation of Nobel Laureattes Wolfgang Ketterle and Tony Leggett.'Universal Themes of Bose-Einstein Condensation Workshop' Lorentz Center Workshop (March 2013), covering BEC-related systems across all physical scales:

  • Ultracold Trapped Atomic Gases
  • Superfluids, Superconductors & Permanent Thermodynamic Transitions in Solids
  • Quasi-Equilibrium Condensates
  • Nuclear, Particle & Astrophysics
  • Phase Transitions & Quantum Quenches
  • Novel Interfaces & Applications)

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.

 

Current EPSRC Support
EP/R043434/1 NAQUAS: Non-equilibrium dynamics in Atomic systems for QUAntum Simulation (P)
Previous EPSRC Support
EP/K03250X/1 Excitations, Rotational Dynamics, and Rotational Sensing in 2-Species Bose-Einstein Condensates (P)
EP/I019413/1 Turbulence in quantum gases: setting the framework (C)
EP/H018093/1 FINESS 2009 (Finite Temperature Non-Equilibrium Superfluid Systems) (C)
EP/F055935/1 Ultracold Gases far from Equilibrium: Fluctuations in time-dependent Geometries (P)