Theory of Condensed Matter
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Carries out world leading research, broadly categorised under: collective quantum phenomena, first principles quantum mechanical methods, and soft matter
The Theory of Condensed Matter Group carries out world leading research broadly categorised under the headings of:
- Collective quantum phenomena
- First principles quantum mechanical methods
- Soft matter
Our research interests constantly evolve to address new theoretical challenges, some of which arise from novel experiments performed in the Cavendish and elsewhere. For instance, Payne and co-workers have developed ONETEP - a quantum mechanical code that offers state of the art accuracy but whose cost scales only linearly with system size - which allows quantum mechanical simulations of biological systems.
Our group has an outstanding track record for nurturing and training young researchers and sixteen members of the group have taken up permanent academic appointments within the last five years.
The group is part of the Condensed Matter Theory Portfolio Partnership activity between chemists and physicists in modelling molecular behaviour that underpins technologies as various as chemical catalysis, semiconductor lasers, and drug design.
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(Trinity College, University of Cambridge, 2012-10-26)Part I of this dissertation predicts a temperature dependence, with relativistic causes, of the frequency of Mössbauer effect gamma rays. Part II contains the original analysis of the behaviour of two superconductors ...