Kennett Group

Research in the Kennett group focuses on problems in quantum condensed matter. Research themes include disordered and out of equilibrium quantum systems, especially those where interactions between particles are important. Lately, we have been focused on disordered, interacting electron systems and cold atoms in optical lattices that provide analogies to condensed matter systems.

Please contact me if you are interested in opportunities for graduate study in my group

News

November 2014: Chiral symmetry breaking and the quantum Hall effect in monolayer graphene published as a Rapid Communication in Phys. Rev. B

July 2014: Instabilities of a birefringent semimetal published in Phys. Rev. B

June 2014: Chiral Symmetry Breaking and the Quantum Hall Effect in Monolayer Graphene arXiv:1406.5184 posted on arXiv

May 2014: Instabilities of a birefringent semi-metal arXiv:1405.4262 posted on arXiv

2013

December 2013: Disorder effects on superconducting tendencies in the checkerboard Hubbard model published in Phys. Rev. B

August 2013: Zahra Mokhtari succesfully defends her M.Sc thesis: "Non-equilibrium dynamics of quantum Ising chains in the presence of transverse and longitudinal magnetic fields" and Scott Smale succesfully defends his Honours thesis: "Hybrid Monte Carlo simulations of the Double-Exchange model with nearest neighbour Hubbard interactions"

July 2013: Disorder effects on superconducting tendencies in the checkerboard Hubbard model arXiv:1307.5347 posted on arXiv

June 2013: Review article "Out of Equilibrium Dynamics of the Bose Hubbard Model" published in ISRN Condensed Matter Physics

2012

December 2012: Nazanin Komeilizadeh succesfully defends her Ph.D thesis: "Physics of birefringent fermions"

September 2012: Matthew Fitzpatrick joins the group as an M.Sc student

August 2012: Peter Smith succesfully defends his Ph.D thesis: "Studies of selected modulated two-dimensional fermionic systems"

June 2012: Asymmetric spatial structure of zero modes for birefringent Dirac fermions published in Phys. Rev. B Figure 3 was selected for June 2012 Kaleidoskope. Figure created by Peter Smith

January 2012: Yiwei Zhang succesfully defends his M.Sc thesis: "Kadowaki-Woods and Kadowaki-Woods-like ratios in strongly correlated electron materials"

January 2012: Tuning the effects of Landau level mixing on anisotropic transport in quantum Hall systems published in J. Phys. Cond. Mat.

2011

November 2011: Zahra Mokhtari joins the group as an M.Sc student

October 2011: Asymmetric spatial structure of zero modes for birefringent Dirac fermions arXiv:1110.3255 posted on arXiv.

September 2011: Schwinger-Keldysh approach to out of equilibrium dynamics of the Bose Hubbard model with time varying hopping published in Phys. Rev. A.

June 2011: Schwinger-Keldysh approach to out of equilibrium dynamics of the Bose Hubbard model with time varying hopping arXiv:1106.1673 posted on arXiv.

May 2011: Birefringent break up of Dirac fermions in a square optical lattice published in Phys. Rev. A. Figure 2 was selected for May 2011 PRA Kaleidoskope. Figure created by Peter Smith

April 2011: Enhanced ferromagnetism from electron-electron interactions in double-exchange-type models published in Phys. Rev. B.

2010

November 2010: Birefringent break up of Dirac fermions in a square optical lattice arXiv:1011.1502 posted on arXiv.

July 2010: Enhanced ferromagnetism from electron-electron interactions in double exchange type models arXiv:1007.4843 posted on arXiv.

May 2010: Nuri Yazdani succesfully defends his M.Sc thesis: "Hybrid Monte Carlo Scheme for Interacting Double Exchange Systems"

April 2010: Tuning the effects of Landau-level mixing on anisotropic transport in quantum Hall systems arXiv:1004.5416 posted on arXiv.

8 November 2013, Malcolm Kennett.
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