TB’s Short Profile
Thomas Bland grew up in Kendal in the North of England, known for its energy-giving (read: sugar-filled) “Kendal Mint Cake”. In 2010 he moved to Newcastle-upon-Tyne (UK) where he obtained his Masters’ degree in Mathematics and Statistics, working with Nick Proukakis on quasi-one-dimensional quantum gases at finite temperature. Staying in Newcastle, he started his PhD with Nick Parker working on dipolar quantum gases, primarily interested in the existence, stability, and dynamics of solitons in these systems. Towards the end of the PhD, following a visit to Andy Martin at the University of Melbourne, he worked on the problem of rotational tuning of the dipole-dipole interaction in dipolar Bose gases. After receiving his doctorate in 2018, he returned to work with Nick Proukakis on atomtronics—quantum technological applications of quantum gases—designing architectures for rotational and acceleration sensors with double-ring Bose gases.
In December 2020 he joined the group of Francesca Ferlaino as a theorist, modelling the experiments of the Erbium and Er-Dy labs here in Innsbruck.
TB’s CV at Glance
|12/2020 – present||Post-doctoral fellow in the group of Prof. Ferlaino at the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW), Innsbruck, Austria.|
|2019 – 2020||EPSRC Doctoral Prize Research Fellow, hosted at Newcastle University by Prof. Nick Proukakis.|
|2014 – 2018||PhD in Condensed Matter Physics at Newcastle University under the supervision of Dr. N.G.Parker and Prof. N.P.Proukakis. Project title: Elementary and topological excitations in an ultra-cold dipolar Bose gas.|
|2010 – 2014||MMath mathematics at Newcastle University|
TB’s Theory Publications
|||Maintaining supersolidity in one and two dimensions,|
|||Two-dimensional supersolidity in a circular trap,|
TB’s Er-Dy Publications
|||Can angular oscillations probe superfluidity in dipolar supersolids?,|