# Supervisors & Research Topics

Potential supervisors for 2019:

### Prof John Chalker, Head of Condensed Matter Theory Group

My research interests are:

- Geometrically frustrated magnets
- Quantum systems far from equilibrium

**Current Graduate Students: **

Amos Chan

Samuel Garratt

**Recent Graduate Student(s):**

Dillon Liu (2017) *Correlations in Geometrically Frustrated Magnets and Related Systems*

Gabor Halasz (2015) *Theoretical Quantum Condensed Matter Physics*

Darren Tan (2014) *Frustrated magnetism in the extended kagome lattice*

Mathias Rufino (2014) *Two non-equilibrium phenomena in low-dimensional electronic systems*

Adam Nahum (2013) *Critical Phenomena in Loop Models*

### Prof Fabian Essler

My research interests are:

- Finite-temperature quantum dynamics in strongly correlated electron systems
- Nonequilibrium dynamics in one dimensional many-body systems

**Current Graduate Students: **

Yuri van Nieuwkerk

Aleksandra Ziolkowska

**Recent Graduate Student(s):**

Stefan Groha (2018) *Weak integrability breaking and full counting statistics*

Thomas Veness (2017) *Equilibrium and Non-Equilibrium Dynamics of Low-Dimensional Systems*

Bruno Bertini (2015) *Non-Equilibrium Dynamics in Quantum Integrable Systems*

Neil Robinson (2014) *One-Dimensional Condensed Matter Systems*

### Prof Paul Fendley

I study the statistical mechanics of strongly correlated systems, utilizing exact methods such as integrability, conformal field theory and supersymmetry. A particular focus has been on topologically ordered systems and their applications.

**Current Graduate Student(s):**

Jack Kemp

Sharmistha Sahoo

Edward O'Brien

### Prof Ramin Golestanian

My research interests are:

- Nonequilibrium collective behaviour in active matter
- Physics of living matter

**Current Graduate Student(s):**

Tunrayo Adeleke-Larodo

Saeed Mahdisoltani

**Recent Graduate Student(s):**

Mira Zorkot (2018) *Current fluctuations in ionic nanopores*

Anatolij Gelimson (2017) *Collective Behaviour of Bacteria in a Viscous Environment*

Rachel Bennett (2015) *Physics of microorganism behaviour: Motility, synchronisation, run-and-tumble, phototaxis*

Jack Cohen (2013) *Active colloids and polymer translocation*

### Prof Ard Louis

My research interests are:

- Self-assembly of DNA
- Physics of biological evolution
- Physics of machine learning

**Current Graduate Student(s):**

Pedro Fonseca

Vaibhav Mohanty

Wilber Lim

Shuofeng Zhang

Joakim Bohlin

Guillermo Valle Perez

Behnam Najafii

**Recent Graduate Student(s):**

Ferdinando Randisi (2019) *Theory and simulation of twisted DNA duplexes*

Megan Engel (2018) *Exploration of DNA systems under internal and external forcing using coarse-grained modelling*

Francisco Quevedo Camargo (2018) *Genotype-phenotype maps for gene networks: from evolution to computation*

Christian Matek (2014) *Modelling DNA: Bubbles, Cruciforms and Nano-Structures*

Kamaludin Dingle (2014) *Bias in Genotype-Phenotype Maps and Implications for Evolution*

Petr Sulc (2014 *Coarse-Grained Modelling of Nucleic Acids*

### Prof Siddharth Parameswaran

I am generally interested in all aspects of quantum condensed matter physics, but my current research focuses on two topics:

- topological states of matter, particularly those with strong interactions or gapless excitations (such as spin liquids or topological semimetals)
- statistical mechanics and quantum dynamics of non-equilibrium systems (e.g., those that show many-body localisation)

I typically directly supervise 1-2 students and a postdoctoral researcher at any given time, but also collaborate widely with other theoretical and experimental groups. While my work builds primarily on analytical approaches, my group increasingly makes use of fairly sophisticated numerical techniques, such as Monte Carlo and tensor-network methods.

I anticipate having one or more openings for a graduate student to begin in Michaelmas term 2019 (October 2019).

**Current Graduate Student(s):**

Michele Fava

Yves Kwan

### Prof Steve Simon

My research interests are:

- Understanding topological phases of matter
- Physics of highly correlated electrons and/or spins

**Current Graduate Student(s):**

Joe Huxford

Abishek Kulshreshtha

Henrik Roising

Glenn Wagner

**Recent Graduate Student(s):**

Richard Fern (2018) *Quantum Hall Edges Beyond Luttinger Liquid*

Thomas Scaffidi (2016) *Unconventional Superconductivity in Strontium Ruthenate*

Fenner Harper (2015) *The Hofstadter Model and Other Fractional Chern Insulators*

Curt von Keyserlingk (2014) *String-net models in condesnsed matter systems*

Simon Davenport (2013) *Multicomponent fractional quantum Hall effects*

### Prof Julia Yeomans FRS

My research areas are:

- Active matter
- Mechanobiology
- Mesoscale modelling

**Current Graduate Students:**

Rian Hughes

Kristian Thijssen

Guanming Zhang

Mehrana Raeisian Nejad

Liam Ruske

Andrew Orr (with engineering)

Muriel van der Laan

**Recent Graduate Students:**

Andrew Balin (2017) *Statistical mechanics of colloids and active matter in and out of equilibrium*

Matthew Andrew (2017) *Microflow in Complex Environments*

Gianluca Laghezza (2017) *Lattice Boltzmann Simulations of Evaporation Phenomena*

Arnold Mathijssen (2016) *Hydrodynamics of micro-swimmers in complex fluids and environments*

Luuk Metsellar (2019) *Dynamics and topology of active and passive liquid crystals*