Jonathan Keeling

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Jonathan Keeling is a Reader in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics in the Scottish Universities Physics Alliance at the University of St Andrews. He gained his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge and held fellowships at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Cambridge before moving to St Andrews. He has worked on the physics of strong coupling between light and matter in contexts ranging from organic molecules to ultracold atoms and superconducting qubits. In 2015 he was recognized as an Outstanding Referee by the American Physical Society.


Liquid-crystalline phases of ultracold atoms

Cold atoms in optical cavities can undergo a transition to a liquid-crystalline state in which the positions of the atoms are determined by the photon field. Read More »


Matter-Light Condensates Reach Thermal Equilibrium

Making use of improved microcavities, hybrid condensates of matter and light can be tuned to reach a thermal equilibrium state, despite their finite lifetime. Read More »