Systems of many particles evolving through the well-established theories of electromagnetism and quantum mechanics often collectively organize themselves in elegant ways. As a condensed matter theorist, Dr Barnett focuses on predicting and understanding such behaviour from a microscopic basis. He is particularly interested in systems where quantum mechanics and interactions play a crucial role. His recent research has focused on elucidating collective effects in ultracold atomic gases.
For details about Dr Barnett and his research see:
Galilo B, Lee DKK, Barnett R, 2017, Topological edge state manifestation of interacting 2D boson lattices in a harmonic trap, Physical Review Letters, Vol:119, ISSN:0031-9007
Jevtic S, Barnett R, 2017, Frustration-free Hamiltonians supporting Majorana zero edge modes, New Journal of Physics, Vol:19, ISSN:1367-2630