Oliver Stockdale

Oliver Stockdale

PhD student in Physics

Kirchhoff-Institut für Physik, Universität Heidelberg

Biography

I am a PhD student in the Many-Body Quantum Dynamics group at the Kirchhoff-Institut für Physik, Universität Heidelberg, Germany. Under the supervision of Priv.-Doz. Dr. Martin Gärttner, I seek to better understand the entanglement of quantum fields and improve upon their detection techniques. I primarily use theoretical methods such as entropic uncertainty relations to constrain measurements in spinor Bose-Einstein condensates. The theoretical research I carry out is in close collaboration with experiments in the Synthetic Quantum Systems group.

I previously studied the dynamics of superfluid vortices at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Future Low-Energy Electronics, University of Queensland, Australia with Dr. Matthew Reeves and Prof. Matthew Davis. We frequently collaborated with experimental teams using ultracold atomic gases and superfluid helium-4.

My publications can be viewed on my Google Scholar page.

I am also part of the student contributor network for the maganzine Physics World. I write about recent research updates in the field of quantum science and techology. My articles can be found here.

Interests

  • Ultracold quantum gases
  • Entanglement detection
  • Entropic uncertainty relations
  • Superfluidity

Education

  • Master of Philosophy, 2021

    The University of Queensland

  • Bachelor of Advanced Science (Hons. I), 2018

    The University of Queensland

Research

Entanglement detection in quantum fields

A brief summary of my research into the detection of entanglement in quantum fields.

Vortex dynamics in two-dimensional superfluids

A brief summary of my research into superfluid vortex dynamics.