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New paper in Physical Review Letters

7 April 2017

Our paper on "Generalized pseudopotentials for the anisotropic fractional quantum Hall effect" has recently been published in Physical Review Letters as Editors' Suggestion.

Read more about this work here




New paper in Nature Communications

7 April 2017

Our paper on "Optimal free descriptions of many-body theories" has been published in Nature Communications

 




Art Invasion

24 March 2017

Painting exhbition by Costas Evangelatos from Athens is currently on display at level 9 of EC Stoner.

The paintings are inspired by posters and presentations from the 18th Symposium on Topological Quantum Information that took place in Athens, May 2015.

More information can be found here: http://quantum.leeds.ac.uk/jiannis-pachos/art-exhibition.html




Public lecture at the Yorkshire Philosophical Society

9 March 2017

Dr Jiannis K. Pachos from the Theoretical Physics Group at the School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leeds, is giving a public lecture at the Yorkshire Philosophical Society, Tempest Anderson Hall, this coming Tuesday the 14th of March at 7:30 pm.

 

Can beautiful ideas also be useful?


— Decoding the mysteries of quantum mechanics


 Quantum physics fascinates scientists and the public alike.  Sometimes it is like a lens through which reality is viewed more clearly.  At other times we are still at odds with its fundamental properties.  Nevertheless, scientists already successfully employ quantum physics for technological applications, ranging from X-rays, lasers and MRI that transformed modern medicine to semiconductors that revolutionized computers.  Recently, it has been proposed to use the full power of quantum mechanics in the form of a quantum computer.  Can scientists learn how to use something that defies common logic?  Or do we need to understand quantum mechanics in a deeper level before any actual revolution is made in quantum technologies?


For more details see:


www.ypsyork.org/events/can-beautiful-ideas-also-be-useful-decoding-the-mysteries-of-quantum-mechanics/




New postdoctoral researcher

1 February 2017

We are happy to welcome Alexios Michailidis who is joining the group after doing his PhD at University of Nottingham.

Alexios is working on many-body localisation and numerical simulations of quantum many-body systems using matrix-product states and tensor networks.




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