Stephen R. Clark
I am an Associate Professor in theoretical physics working at the University of Bristol. My research interests are pretty much anything with the word "quantum" attached to it, like quantum computation, quantum materials, quantum simulation, and so on . While I have been known to flirt with foundational issues on occasion, my main focus is increasingly grounded in trying to exploit various quantum phenomena in technology.
I am also a visiting research scientist at the Max Planck Institute for the structure and dynamics of Matter in Hamburg. Previously I was a senior scientist in the Clarendon Laboratory at the University of Oxford, a research fellow at Keble College, and I have also worked at the Centre for Quantum Technologies in Singapore.
Currently my work has two major strands related to strongly-correlated electron systems. The first is the "quantum materials' control" project Q-MAC which is an ERC funded pan-European
collaboration trying to use a combination of material design, quantum optics theory, as well as ultrafast laser and x-ray physics to realize ultrahigh temperature superconductivity. I work on this challenging long-term goal together with collaborators in Oxford, Hamburg, Geneva and Paris.
strand is "tensor network theory" TNT which is a powerful framework for understanding and computing the properties of interacting quantum lattice systems. The techniques and algorithms in this theory are essential for my work in unravelling the properties of strongly-corrletaed electrons driven far from equilibrium.
For more details look at my research overview page.
I am also an
editorial board member for Nature Publishing groups open access multidisciplinary journal Scientific Reports.