Group leader

Peter Kirton - Group leader

Peter Kirton

Peter is a Chancellor's Fellow in the CNQO group of the Department of Physics at the University of Strathclyde. Prior to this he was an Erwin Schrödinger Quantum fellow in the Atominstitut at TU Wien based in the group of Peter Rabl and an EPSRC postdoctoral fellow in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of St Andrews where he collaborated closely with Jonathan Keeling and Brendon Lovett. His PhD was with Andrew Armour at the University of Nottingham. His research focuses on developing techniques for understanding complex, many-body, and non-Markovian open quantum systems.

PhD Students

Ewen Lawrence - PhD student

Ewen Lawrence

Ewen is from Bexhill, in the south of England. He joined the group in the summer of 2021 as a PhD student. He attended the university of St Andrews where he graduated with a masters in theoretical physics. During his masters project with Brendon Lovett and Gerald Fux, he started study non-Markovian open quantum systems. This is now his main reserach topic, focusing on numericaly exact methods such as TEMPO and HOPS.

Simon Kothe - PhD student

Simon Kothe

Simon joined the group in the autumn of 2020 as a PhD student. He studied for his Bachelor's and Master's at the University of Hamburg in the groups of Prof. Peter Schmelcher and Prof. Daniela Pfannkuche, respectively. In the year before his PhD he did a research internship in the group of Prof. Fabian Pauly at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology. His research focuses on the devlopment of Neural Network Quantum State architectures for the representation of density matrices.