Professor of Theoretical Physics

University of Cambridge


Although my background is in quantum many-body physics, I’m increasingly working on topics at the interface of physics and machine learning.


  • Many body and statistical physics
  • Machine Learning in the physical sciences


  • PhD in Theoretical Physics, 2002

    University of Cambridge

  • Master of Mathematics, 1998

    University of Cambridge

  • MA in Natural Sciences, 1997

    University of Cambridge

Recent Posts

New year new site

For the new academic year I’m switching over to a new site based on the amazing Academic theme for Hugo by George Cushen. Support …


Recent & Upcoming Talks

Quantum Circuits of Dual Unitary Gates

Dual unitarity simplifies the calculation of many properties of quantum circuits

Quantum Ground States from Reinforcement Learning

A new approach to neural quantum mechanics

Quantum Ground States from Reinforcement Learning

Formulating quantum mechanics as optimal control

Hamiltonian Neural Networks

Recent flurry of Hamiltonian activity in ML

Circuit Models of Many Body Quantum Dynamics

A graphical calculus for unitary dynamics



Assistant → Associate Professor

University of Virginia

Oct 2007 – Sep 2012 Charlottesville, USA

Postdoctoral Fellow

All Souls College, University of Oxford

Oct 2005 – Sep 2007 Oxford, UK

Dicke Fellow

Princeton University, Department of Physics

Oct 2002 – Sep 2005 Princeton, USA

Junior Research Fellow

Trinity College, University of Cambridge

Oct 2001 – Sep 2002 Cambridge UK