Analytic Theory

Marzena Szymanska

Prof Szymanska's research interests include far from equilibrium quantum collective phenomena; Dissipative and driven quantum systems; Light-matter systems; Quantum condensation and superfluidity; Semiconductor microcavities, excitons, polaritons; circuit and cavity QED systems; ultra-cold atomic gases and Feshbach resonances.


The behaviour of a few particles can have important ramifications for how a system of many particles behaves.
At its most fundamental level, classical physics considers liquids as being made up of atoms, ions or molecules that swirl and flo
One and a half centuries after its introduction into science, the concept of entropy still has the capacity to mystify.
Stripes are apparently ubiquitous in nature.

Andrew G. Green

Prof Green is interested in the equilibrium and out-of-equilibrium strongly correlated quantum systems. This encompasses fundamental properties of natural and manufactured materials, the effort to harness quantum mechanics for information processing, and the overlap of the latter with machine learning. He uses a range of tools, including analytical and numerical techniques drawn from quantum field theory and tensor networks.  

Sanjiv Sharma

Research in the group falls broadly into the area of bioanalysis with a particular focus in the following areas:Biosensors: We are producing sensors based on both optical and electrochemical signal transduction schemes for applications in personal healthcare, bioreactor monitoring and clinical diagnostics. These biosensors often exploit engineered proteins.Protein Engineering: Although proteins have been widely used in bioanalysis many of their properties are not optimally suited to this application.

Arash Mostofi

Materials lie at the heart of almost every modern technology and our research is dedicated to the application and development of theory and computational simulation tools for solving problems in materials. We develop and use methods at a wide range of length and time-scales, combining analytical theory, quantum mechanical first-principles simulations of interacting electrons and nuclei, atomistic simulations that use simpler models of interatomic bonding, coarse-grained molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo techniques.

Sophia Yaliraki

The Yaliraki group is interested in the emergent properties of self-assembling systems in confined environments. Examples from biology include the mechanisms of fibril and viral capsid formations. Another area of interest is the electronic properties of molecular scale junctions. A unifying theme of our work is how geometry and topology affect the dynamics of systems at different scales. Emphasis is on coarse-graining and system reduction approaches.

Adrian Sutton

Professor Sutton is a materials physicist who applies fundamental physics to understand and predict the structure and properties of materials of technological significance. His interests are at the interface between condensed matter physics and materials science. His work involves theory spanning classical and quantum mechanics, elastic field theory of defects and their interactions in solids, transport of atoms, electrons and heat in solids, thermodynamics and statistical mechanics, electronic structure and interatomic forces.