Black Holes and Quantum Information, Dark Energy and Dark Matter, Early-Universe Cosmology, Effective Field Theories, Quantum Hall Systems and ADS/CFT Duality
Experimental nuclear astrophysics; explosive stellar nucleosynthesis; measurement of reaction cross sections and relevant nuclear level parameters; direct measurements with radioactive ion beams; indirect approaches with transfer reactions and in-beam gamma-ray spectroscopy; nuclear reactions; group leader for experiments planned for, and carried out at, TRIUMF, NSCL, Yale University, University of Tokyo (CNS), Technical University of Munich, Argonne National Laboratory, University of Tsukuba; evaluation and dissemination of stellar reaction rates.
Non invasive elemental analysis of the human body; x-ray fluorescence; neutron activation analysis
Growth of structure in the universe via gravitational N-body simulations
Soft and living matter at surfaces and interfaces: Polymeric materials, but also C. elegans (a small nematode), bacteria, living cells and soft-colloidal systems.
Motions and conformational changes of proteins, pore formation in lipid membranes, swimming bacteria.
Geometrically frustrated magnets, Quantum Magnets with singlet ground states, High temperature superconductors
Femtosecond Laser Ablation and Micromachining, Electron Microscopic Studies of Ytterbium-Doped Optical Fibres, Applications of THz Radiation
Evolution of Bacterial Genomes and Horizontal Gene Transfer, The RNA World and the Origin of Life, Codon Usage, Translational Efficiency and the Dynamics of Ribosomes
Unconventional superconductivity (iron and copper based high temperature superconductors etc.), Low dimensional quantum magnetism (spin liquids, quantum criticality, etc.)
Electron systems, including high temperature superconductors, frustrated antiferromagnets, and quantum Hall systems
Strongly Correlated Quantum Many-Body Systems, Quantum Field Theory, Quantum Critical Phenomena, Non-Fermi Liquids, Holography
Muon spin relaxation, Crystal growth, Electronic properties, Magnetism, High pressure, High magnetic fields
Development of radiation-based biomedical devices for the painless, in vivo measurement of toxic metals such as Pb, As, F, Al and Gd in bone, liver, and kidney.
Galaxy groups, Weak gravitational lensing,
Star formation, planet formation, astrobiology
Structure and dynamics of membranes and proteins using X-ray and neutron scattering techniques.
Theory of phases and phase transition of soft matter, Self-assembly and morphology of block copolymers, Statistical mechanics of conformation of macromolecules, Theory of bilayer membranes
Blue Straggler Stars, Globular Cluster Formation and Dynamics
Condensed Matter Theory. Computational Quantum Many-Body Physics, Frustrated Magnets, Quantum Information, Numerical Methods, Parallel Computing.
Surfaces, films of a few atomic layers in thickness, and the artificially structured materials that can be made by combinations of these.
Computational Astrophysics: Cosmology, Galaxy Formation, Star Formation, Protoplanetary Disks, Hydrodynamics, Numerical Methods, Parallel Computing
Light Echoes from luminous transient events like supernovae
Star formation and the interstellar medium in galaxies; observational radio and far-infrared astronomy
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