I am a fourth year graduate student in condensed matter theory, working with John Chalker. From Autumn, I will be based in UC Berkeley.
My research currently focuses on the behaviour of quantum mechanical systems made up from lots of strongly interacting particles. Ordinarily one finds standard thermal behaviour (hot water cools down). If the system is well-isolated from the environment there is another possibility: many-body localisation. Quantum systems in the many-body localised phase evade standard thermalisation. This difference in dynamics has signatures in the energy spectrum, and I have been worrying about this over the last year or so [see arXiv:2008.01697 (PRX) and arXiv:2012.11580].
Before that I worked on frustrated magnets. These systems have many low energy states, a fact with strong implications for the dynamics at low temperatures. We developed a hydrodynamic theory for one of them [arXiv:1908.02271 (PRB)] with some interesting departures from the conventional Halperin-Saslow theory. Back further still, I worked with a group studying ultracold gases [arXiv:1810.08195 (PRA, Editor's suggestion), see also arXiv:2004.11363 (PRL)].
Alongside research, I hold a stipendiary lectureship at St. Hugh's college; I have covered courses in mathematical methods, quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics and condensed matter [all for the MPhys]. I have also tutored and organised the problem classes for quantum field theory [MMathPhys].