# 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

- Python
- LaTeX
- Git
- TensorFlow
- Machine learning
- Numerical computing
- Technical teaching

## 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)

`2002`

Phase Coherence Phenomena in Disordered Superconductors

NATO Science Series (Series II: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry), vol 72. Springer, Dordrecht

`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)