Senior Lecturer

Dr Chris Hooley

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Dr Chris Hooley
School of Physics & Astronomy
University of St Andrews
North Haugh
St Andrews KY16 9SS
Scotland, UK

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Room 206
Phone 3171
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I am a theoretical condensed matter physicist, interested in all aspects of the quantum many-body problem. My active research topics at the moment are: vortex-mediated melting in layered systems with competing orders; the effect of the trapping potential on the many-body physics of ultracold atomic gases; the interpretation of partition function zeros at complex temperature (with my student Felicitas Beichert); Majorana-paired mean-field states in magnetic systems (with my student Edmund Bennett); and spin-orbit interaction in the jellium model (with my student Sam Ridgway). I also have research interests in non-equilibrium physics, particularly the out-of-equilibrium Kondo model, and in magnetostrictive effects, including the Invar phenomenon.

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Current PhD Projects offered:

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  • Finite-temperature behaviour of quantum Kasteleyn systems
  • Microscopic Phase Coexistence: a Conformal Bootstrap Analysis
  • The effects of non-adiabaticity and noise on quantum state preparation in cold-atom systems