Aiden Daniel


Ph.D student in the theoretical physics group

  • MPhys, BSC in Theoretical Physics, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
  • Funded by the Leeds Doctoral Scholarship 

Research interests

My research is grounded in the physics of many-body systems. Specifically on understanding and identifying the emergence of quantum many-body scarring in systems like PXP where the mechanism behind such phenomena is still unknown. Scarring is characterised by memory retention of certain wavefunctions when quenched under a Hamiltonian that is otherwise thermal and non-integrable. These initial wavefunctions have high overlap with a set of special eigenstates spread throughout the eigen spectrum which are found to form an approximate SU(2) algebra. They have been experimentally observed, suggesting a degree of robustness that makes them of interest due to their coherent properties.