The Mathematical Physics Research Group is formed of three subgroups.
Quantum Chaos and Disorder
The Quantum Chaos and Disorder subgroup gathers leading experts to understand realistic quantum systems.
- Anderson localization
- Quantum chaos
- Quantum tunnelling
- Quantum mechanics in phase space
- Random Matrix Theory
- Short-wavelength approximations
- Topological insulators and superconductors
The Quantum Gravity subgroup is one of the leading groups in the field of (non-string) quantum gravity.
- Analogue models of quantum gravity
- Modified gravity
- Strong gravity
- Non-commutative geometry
- Quantum black holes and cosmology
- Quantum Field Theory in curved spacetime
- Quantum gauge theories
- Higher categorical structures in physics
The subgroup runs the Quantum Gravity Laboratory carrying out experiments demonstrating analogue quantum gravity effects in matter systems. The subgroup's research has been supported by grants from the Royal Society, EPSRC, STFC and the ERC. Steffen Gielen, Alexander Schenkel and Silke Weinfurtner all hold current Royal Society University Research Fellowships. The subgroup also runs the MSc programme in Gravity, Particles and Fields jointly with the Particle Theory group in the School of Physics and Astronomy.
The Quantum Information subgroup is part of a young and eclectic field that considers information and computation, probability and statistics, and control theory.
- Continuous variable quantum information
- Entanglement and quantum correlations
- Quantum thermodynamics
- Open quantum systems and decoherence
- Quantum optics
- Quantum metrology and engineering
- Quantum probability, statistics and control
- Relativistic quantum information and metrology
The subgroup hosts the Physics branch of the Penrose Institute to investigate high-precision quantum sensors of gravitational effects. The subgroup also forms part of the Centre for the Mathematics and Theoretical Physics of Quantum Non-Equilibrium Systems (CQNE).