Available student project - Chaotic vortex dynamics in superfluids

Research fields

  • Theoretical Physics
  • Quantum Science and Applications
Chaotic few-body vortex dynamics in a Bose-Einstein condensate

Project details

Systems of small number of vortices in classical fluids and quantum fluids such as Bose-Einstein condensates, can exhibit chaotic behaviour. The degree of chaos can depend on the number of vortices, system size and confining geometry. This project will computationally model vortex dynamics in a Bose-Einstein condensate by solving the non-linear Schrödinger equation, in order to explore chaotic vortex dynamics in superfluid systems and establish the building blocks to understand the role of chaotic events in turbulent flows.

Project suitability

This research project can be tailored to suit students of the following type(s)
  • 3rd year special project
  • PhB (1st year)
  • PhB (2nd or 3rd year)
  • Honours project
  • Phd or Masters
  • Vacation scholar

Contact supervisor

White, Angela profile
Research Fellow

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