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Research interests

I am a PhD candidate in Mathematics and Physics supervised by Dr Sergey Dolgov (Bath) and Dr Stephen Clark (Bristol). I am based in the Theoretical & Computational Physics group at Bath and collaborate closely with Prof. Dieter Jaksch's Quantum Systems Engineering group at the University of Oxford.

My research focuses on Matrix Product State (MPS) algorithms and their application to strongly-correlated quantum lattice systems, which arise in condensed matter physics. This involves writing parallelised code for the Tensor Network Theory (TNT) Library software suitable for use with high performance computing (HPC) systems (i.e. supercomputers).

Other interests include quantum information, quantum foundations, and physics education.

Teaching interests

2018-19: Demonstrator for "Scientific Computing"
(3rd year Mathematics undergraduate 

2017-18: Demonstrator for "Programming Skills for Mathematics & Physics"
(2nd year 
undergraduate module)

2017-18: Teaching assistant for "Mathematical Methods for Physics"
(2nd year Physics undergraduate 

2016-17: Demonstrator for "Computational Physics B"
(3rd year Physics undergraduate module)

Education/Academic qualification

Physics with Theoretical Physics, Master in Science, Imperial College London


Physics and Mathematics, CertHE, Birkbeck, University of London


External positions

Associate of the Royal College of Science, Imperial College London

1 Aug 2016 → …


  • QC Physics
  • QA76 Computer software
  • LB2300 Higher Education

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physics Physics & Astronomy
supercomputers Physics & Astronomy
condensed matter physics Physics & Astronomy
mathematics Physics & Astronomy
systems engineering Physics & Astronomy
education Physics & Astronomy
tensors Physics & Astronomy
computer programs Physics & Astronomy