Condensed matter theorists at Lancaster employ quantum-mechanical methods to uncover phenomena in electronic, atomic and photonic systems, and determine the characteristics of novel and artificial
materials.

The group is renowned for its comprehensive research portfolio in quantum transport, dynamics and material modelling,
ranging from ultracold atoms over low-dimensional electronic structures to photonic and quantum-optical systems.

Key Research

  • First principle studies of low-dimensional materials using Monte Carlo techniques and Density Functional Theory
  • Quantum transport in nanostructures including novel materials such as graphene and topological insulators
  • Topological phases of matter in nanostructures 
  • Mesoscopic hybrid systems including superconducting components
  • Quantum measurement and control of electronic nanostructures
  • Disordered interacting quantum systems
  • Superfluids and quantum-Hall liquids
  • Ultracold atomic systems and Bose-Einstein condensates
  • Quantum optics, light-matter interactions and polaritonics
  • Metamaterials and topological photonics