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Dr Stephen Clark

Dr Stephen Clark

Dr Stephen Clark
MSci, MAST, DPhil / PhD, Postgraduate Diploma

Senior Lecturer

Area of research

Driven Quantum Matter

HH Wills Physics Laboratory,
Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TL
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Research summary

Major themes for my research revolve around non-equilibrium phenomena in many-body systems ranging from ultra-cold atoms to strongly correlated electron materials. Specifically, I am interested in:

  • Understanding the nature of entanglement, correlations and quantum mutual information in ground states and thermal states of commonly encountered many-body systems. Such properties have striking and deep connections to the classical simulability of quantum systems.
  • Exploiting and further developing sophisticated tensor network theory techniques for efficiently simulating many-body quantum systems. Currently this most prominently includes the density matrix renormalization group (DMRG) method and its generalization to time-dependent phenomena via the time-evolving block decimation ...

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Biography

I joined Bristol in September 2018 as a Senior Lecturer in the theory of condensed matter and took over the role as Head of the Theory group. Previously I was a Lecturer at the University of Bath for 3 years, and before that a Senior Scientist at the University of Oxford. I have also held post-doctoral positions at both the University of Oxford and the Centre for Quantum Technologies at the National University of Singapore. I am currently the vice-chair of the Collaborative Computational Project CCPQ for the study of Quantum dynamics and a visiting researcher at the Max ...

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Selected publications

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