Robert Nyman

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Since 2012, Robert Nyman has held an Early Career research fellowship from the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, working in the Physics Department at Imperial College London. He received a Ph.D. from the University of Nottingham (2003), where he studied liquid-helium physics, and was a postdoc investigating ultracold atoms at both the Institut d’Optique at Palaiseau (2004–2007) and Imperial College London (2008–2012). Most of his current research is related to his fellowship on Bose-Einstein condensation of photons in dye-filled microcavities, which brings together his interests in quantum optics, statistical mechanics, and superfluids.


Liquid Light with a Whirl

An elliptical light beam in a nonlinear optical medium pumped by “twisted light” can rotate like an electron around a magnetic field. Read More »