Austen Lamacraft

Theoretical Physicist

Currently

2014- University of Cambridge Reader in Theoretical Physics, Department of Physics.

2017- GTN Ltd Advisor to startup disrupting drug discovery with a combination of Machine Learning and Quantum Mechanics.

Recent Projects

2017 TrMPS Quantum inspired probabilistic models in machine learning. Ongoing work at github.com/TrMPS.

2016 PyCav Unifying computing in the Cambridge undergraduate physics course under a single framework based on Python. See pycav.org.

Employment

2012-14 University of Cambridge University Lecturer, Department of Physics

2007-12 University of Virginia Assistant Professor, Department of Physics (Tenure 2012)

2005-07 University of Oxford Postdoctoral Fellow, All Souls College

2002-05 Princeton University Robert H. Dicke Fellow, Department of Physics

2001-07 University of Cambridge Junior Reseach Fellow, Trinity College

1998-99 Barclays Capital Derivatives Trader, Interest Rate Exotics

Education

1999-02 University of Cambridge PhD Theoretical Physics (Supervisor: Ben Simons)

1997-98 University of Cambridge MMath (Part III Mathematics, Distinction)

1994-97 University of Cambridge BA Natural Sciences (First Class Honours)

Technical skills

Grants / Awards

2017 Co-PI on EPSRC Critical Mass grant EP/P034616/1 (£2,023,484)

2010 Cottrell Scholar Award from Research Corporation for Science Advancement ($75,000)

2009 NSF CAREER award ($425,000)

2007 Royal Society University Research Fellowship (declined), 2007

2002 Miller Fellowship, UC Berkeley (declined), 2002

Publications

2018 Noisy Coupled Qubits: Operator Spreading and the Fredrickson-Andersen Model
arXiv:1806.01723

2018 Phases of quantum dimers from ensembles of classical stochastic trajectories
arXiv:1802.09576

2018 Infinite Lattices of Vortex Molecules in Rabi-Coupled Condensates
Phys. Rev. A 97, 043609 (2018)

2018 Noisy Spins and the Richardson-Gaudin Model
Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 090401 (2018)

2017 Persistent currents in ferromagnetic condensates
Phys. Rev. B 95, 224512 (2017)

2017 Nonlinear Luttinger liquid: exact result for the Green function in terms of the fourth Painlevé transcendent
SciPost Phys. 2, 005 (2017)

2015 Quantum Hydrodynamics in One Dimension beyond the Luttinger Liquid
arXiv:1509.08332

2014 The Fine Structure of the Phonon in One Dimension from Quantum Hydrodynamics
Phys. Rev. B 90, 241415 (2014)

2013 From GPE to KPZ: finite temperature dynamical structure factor of the 1D Bose gas
Phys. Rev. A 88, 021603(R) (2013)

2013 Diffractive scattering of three particles in one dimension: a simple result for weak violations of the Yang--Baxter equation
Phys. Rev. A 87, 012707 (2013)

2012 Critical velocity of a mobile impurity in one-dimensional quantum liquids
Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 207001 (2012)

2011 Universal phase structure of dilute Bose gases with Rashba spin-orbit coupling
Phys. Rev. A 84, 061604(R) (2011)

2011 Boson Pairing and Unusual Criticality in a Generalized XY Model
Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 240601 (2011)

2011 Noise correlations in the expansion of an interacting one-dimensional Bose gas from a regular array
Phys. Rev. A 84, 043632 (2011)

2011 Potential insights into non-equilibrium behavior from atomic physics
arXiv:1106.3567

2011 Phase Diagram of Two-Dimensional Polar Condensates in a Magnetic Field
Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 140402 (2011)

2011 Spin-1 microcondensate in a magnetic field
Phys. Rev. A 83, 033605 (2011)

2010 Low-energy dynamics of spinor condensates
Phys. Rev. B 81, 184526 (2010)

2010 Non-Fermi-Liquid Fixed Point for an Imbalanced Gas of Fermions in \\(1+\epsilon\\) Dimensions
Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 190403 (2010)

2009 Dispersion relation and spectral function of an impurity in a one-dimensional quantum liquid
Phys. Rev. B 79, 241105(R) (2009)

2009 Kondo Polarons in a One-Dimensional Fermi Gas
Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 225301 (2009)

2008 Radio-frequency spectroscopy of a strongly imbalanced Feshbach-resonant Fermi gas
Phys. Rev. A 78, 033614 (2008)

2008 Long-wavelength spin dynamics of ferromagnetic condensates
Phys. Rev. A 77, 063622 (2008)

2008 Order Parameter Statistics in the Critical Quantum Ising Chain
Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 165706 (2008)

2008 Spinodal decomposition in polarized Fermi superfluids
Phys. Rev. B 77, 014511 (2008)

2007 Noise and counting statistics of insulating phases in one-dimensional optical lattices
Phys. Rev. A 76, 011603(R) (2007)

2007 Polarized Fermi Condensates with Unequal Masses: Tuning the Tricritical Point
Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 160402 (2007)

2007 Quantum Quenches in a Spinor Condensate
Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 160404 (2007)

2007 Finite-temperature phase diagram of a polarized Fermi condensate
Nature Physics 3, 124–128 (2007)

2006 Particle correlations in a Fermi superfluid
Phys. Rev. A 73, 011602(R) (2006)

2005 Nonequilibrium theory of Coulomb blockade in open quantum dots
Phys. Rev. B 72, 075316 (2005)

2005 Weak Coulomb Blockade Effect in Quantum Dots
Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 136801 (2005)

2004 Localization from sigma-model geodesics
Phys. Rev. B 70, 075412 (2004)

2004 Critical states in disordered superconducting films
J. Phys. A: Math. Gen. 37 (2004) L447–L452

2004 Shot noise of spin-polarized electrons
Phys. Rev. B 69, 081301(R) (2004)

2004 Phase-Sensitive Noise in Quantum Dots under Periodic Perturbation
Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 036804 (2003)

2001 Superconductors with magnetic impurities: Instantons and subgap states
Phys. Rev. B 64, 014514 (2001)

2000 Tail states in a superconductor with magnetic impurities
Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 4783 (2000)