We are a Theoretical Physics group specializing in the study of Condensed Matter Physics. We seek to understand properties of matter such as superconductivity and magnetism starting from fundamental physical laws like quantum mechanics. Historically, this has led to a deeper understanding of interacting quantum systems of very many particles as well as applications like the transistor, magnetic memories and magnetic resonance imaging.
We use a variety of theoretical tools, e.g. quantum field theory, but our research is primarily guided by interesting physical problems and ideas rather than techniques. We are happy to pick up new tools if they suite the problem at hand - for example we recently exploited concepts from quantum information theory to sharpen our understanding of topological phases. We also work closely with experimental groups that study interesting states of matter in solids and ultracold atomic systems.