Research Guides



My main research area is condensed matter theory, where the aim is to characterise and understand the physical properties of materials consisting of enormously large numbers of interacting particles. Of particular interest are 'strongly-correlated' systems, in which the interactions between particles are simply too large to ignore or treat using mean-field approaches. One instead develops quantum many-body techniques to determine the underlying physical behaviour.

I have previously worked on understanding many-body effects on the nanoscale, as observed in the electronic conductance of single molecules, carbon nanotubes and other 'quantum dot' devices.

I have more recently been working on correlated electron behaviour in bulk materials such as heavy fermion compounds. I'm also interested in developing general theories for approximating many-body systems, and in numerical methods such as the Numerical Renormalization Group and Continuous-Time Quantum Monte Carlo.

I am also involved in several collaborations with other members of the Department, in a range of subject areas.

Selected Publications

Gavin Young, Nikolas Hundt, Daniel Cole, Adam Fineberg, Joanna Andrecka, Andrew Tyler, Anna Olerinyova, Ayla Ansari, Erik G. Marklund, Miranda P. Collier, Shane A. Chandler, Olga Tkachenko, Joel Allen, Max Crispin, Neil Billington, Yasuharu Takagi, James R. Sellers, Cedric Eichmann, Philipp Selenko, Lukas Frey, Roland Riek, Martin R. Galpin, Weston B. Struwe, Justin L. P. Benesch, Philipp Kukura
Quantitative mass imaging of single biological macromolecules
Science 360, 423 (2018)
Georg K. A. Hochberg, Dale A. Shepherd, Erik G. Marklund, Indu Santhanagoplan, Matteo T. Degiacomi, Arthur Laganowsky, Timothy M. Allison, Eman Basha, Michael T. Marty, Martin R. Galpin, Weston B. Struwe, Andrew J. Baldwin, Elizabeth Vierling and Justin L. P. Benesch
Structural principles that enable oligomeric small heat-shock protein paralogs to evolve distinct functions
Science 359, 930 (2018)
David E. Logan, Adam P. Tucker and Martin R. Galpin
Common non-Fermi liquid phases in quantum impurity physics
Phys. Rev. B. 90, 075150 (2014)
Andrew K. Mitchell, Martin R. Galpin, Samuel Wilson-Fletcher, David E. Logan and Ralf Bulla
Generalized Wilson chain for solving multichannel quantum impurity problems
Phys. Rev. B. 89, 121105(R) (2014)
Martin R. Galpin, Andrew K. Mitchell, Jesada Temaismithi, David E. Logan, Benjamin Beri and Nigel R. Cooper
Conductance fingerprint of Majorana fermions in the topological Kondo effect
Phys. Rev. B. 89, 045143 (2014)
Simon. J. Chorley, Martin R. Galpin, Frederic W. Jayatilaka, Charles G. Smith, David E. Logan and Mark R. Buitelaar
Tunable Kondo Physics in a Carbon Nanotube Double Quantum Dot
Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 156804 (2012)
Martin R. Galpin, Frederic W. Jayatilaka, David E. Logan and Frithjof B. Anders
Interplay between Kondo physics and spin-orbit coupling in carbon nanotube quantum dots
Phys. Rev. B 81, 075437 (2010)
Frithjof B. Anders, David E. Logan, Martin R. Galpin and Gleb Finkelstein
Zero-bias conductance in carbon nanotube quantum dots
Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 086809 (2008)
Martin R. Galpin, David E. Logan and H. R. Krishnamurthy
Quantum Phase Transition in Capacitively Coupled Double Quantum Dots
Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 186406 (2005).

Dr Martin Galpin

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