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Department of Physics

Staff profile

Prof Simon Gardiner, BA, MSc (Waikato), Dr rer nat (Innsbruck)

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Reader in the Department of Physics
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 43683
Room number: 110
Deputy Head of Faculty (Undergraduate) in the Faculty of Science

(email at s.a.gardiner@durham.ac.uk)

Biography

I am originally from Hamilton, New Zealand. I initially studied Biology and Chemistry at the University of Waikato, before changing to Mathematics and Theoretical Physics,subsequently carrying out my doctoral studies in theoretical physics at the Leopold-Franzens University of Innsbruck, Austria. I then did postdoctoral work in Potsdam, Hannover, Oxford, and JILA (Colorado), before, in 2005, taking up a lectureship in the Durham University Department of Physics.

Research interests

Theoretical atomic physics, cold-atom physics, quantum nonlinear dynamics. At present, specifically, bright matter-wave solitons in attractively interacting Bose-Einstein condensates, and quantum resonance phenomena in periodically laser-pulsed clouds of cold atoms.

Research Groups

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics

Publications

Chapter in book

  • Davis, M.J., Wright, T.M., Gasenzer, T., Gardiner, S.A. & Proukakis, N.P. (2017). Formation of Bose-Einstein Condensates. In Universal Themes of Bose-Einstein Condensation. Proukakis, N.P., Snoke, D.W. & Littlewood, P.B. Cambridge University Press. 117-150.
  • Billam, T.P. , Marchant, A.L. , Cornish, S.L. , Gardiner, S.A. & Parker, N.G. (2013). Bright solitary matter waves: formation, stability and interactions. In Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking, Self-trapping and Josephson Oscillations. Malomed, B. Springer. 403-455.
  • Davis, M.J. Gardiner, S.A. , Hanna, T.M. Nygaard, N. Proukakis, N.P. & Szymanska, M.H. (2013). Introduction to theoretical modelling. In Quantum Gases: Finite Temperature and Non-Equilibrium Dynamics. Proukakis, N.P., Gardiner, S.A. , Davis, M.J. & Szymanska, M.H. Imperial College Press. 63-83.
  • Gardiner, S.A. & Billam, T.P. (2013). Number-conserving approaches for atomic Bose-Einstein condensates: an overview. In Quantum Gases: Finite Temperature and Non-Equilibrium Dynamics. Proukakis, N.P. Gardiner, S.A. , Davis, M.J. & Szymanska, M.H. Imperial College Press. 133-145.
  • Proukakis, N.P. Davis, M.J. & Gardiner, S.A. (2013). Selected theoretical comparisons for bosons. In Quantum Gases: Finite Temperature and Non-Equilibrium Dynamics. Proukakis, N.P. Gardiner, S.A. , Davis, M.J. & Szymanska, M.H. Imperial College Press. 259-286.

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Journal Article

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