Meera Parish
EPSRC Career Acceleration Fellow

Theory of Condensed Matter Group

513 Mott Building
Cavendish Laboratory
Ph: +44 (0) 1223 746644


I obtained my undergraduate degree from the Australian National University, and subsequently went on to complete a PhD under the supervision of Peter Littlewood at the University of Cambridge. Prior to my taking up the EPSRC fellowship at Cambridge in 2009, I was a postdoctoral fellow in the Princeton Center for Theoretical Science at Princeton University. In 2011, I became a lecturer at the London Centre for Nanotechnology at UCL.

Research Interests

My research to date has focussed on two seemingly disparate areas of condensed matter physics: (1) quantum many-body phases such as superfluidity and superconductivity, and (2) the effective response of classical random media. This division in interests dates back to my PhD research, where I began by tackling the experimental puzzle of the anomalous magnetoresistance in the silver chalcogenides, and then later, I investigated the BCS-BEC crossover after it became apparent that this could finally be realized experimentally in ultracold atomic Fermi gases. More recently, I have been interested in general correlated phenomena in atomic gases, novel superconductors and electron-hole bilayers.

My ultimate aim is to conduct a programme of interdisciplinary theoretical research on strongly correlated phenomena that bridges the fields of atomic gases and electronic materials (such as unconventional superconductors), thus exploiting the complimentary aspects of each system.

Selected Publications

Non-saturating magnetoresistance in heavily disordered semiconductors
M. M. Parish & P. B. Littlewood, Nature 426, 162-165 (2003).

Finite temperature phase diagram of a polarized Fermi condensate
M. M. Parish, F. M. Marchetti, A. Lamacraft & B. D. Simons, Nature Physics 3, 124 (2007).

Quasi-One-Dimensional Polarized Fermi Superfluids
M. M. Parish, S. Baur, E. J. Mueller & D. A. Huse, Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 250403 (2007).

Magnetocapacitance in non-magnetic composite media
M. M. Parish & P. B. Littlewood, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 166602 (2008).

Experimental Consequences of the S-wave cos(kx) cos(ky) Superconductivity in the Iron-Pnictides
M. M. Parish, Jiangping Hu & B. A. Bernevig, Phys. Rev. B 78, 144514 (2008).

Stability and pairing in quasi-one-dimensional Bose-Fermi mixtures
F. M. Marchetti, Th. Jolicoeur & M. M. Parish, Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 105304 (2009).

Trimers, molecules and polarons in imbalanced atomic Fermi gases
C. J. M. Mathy, M. M. Parish & D. A. Huse, Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 166404 (2011).

Density instabilities in a two-dimensional dipolar Fermi gas
M. M. Parish & F. M. Marchetti, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 145304 (2012).

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Last modified: 1 Oct 2011