Meera Parish
EPSRC
Career Acceleration Fellow
Theory of Condensed Matter
Group
513 Mott Building
Cavendish Laboratory
Ph: +44 (0) 1223 746644
Email


Biography
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
manybody 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
BCSBEC 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 electronhole 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
Nonsaturating magnetoresistance in heavily disordered
semiconductors
M. M. Parish & P. B. Littlewood, Nature
426, 162165
(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).
QuasiOneDimensional Polarized Fermi Superfluids
M. M. Parish, S. Baur, E. J. Mueller & D. A. Huse,
Phys. Rev. Lett.
99, 250403 (2007).
Magnetocapacitance in nonmagnetic composite media
M. M. Parish & P. B. Littlewood, Phys. Rev. Lett.
101,
166602 (2008).
Experimental Consequences of the Swave cos(k_{x})
cos(k_{y}) Superconductivity in the IronPnictides
M. M. Parish, Jiangping Hu & B. A. Bernevig, Phys. Rev. B
78,
144514
(2008).
Stability and pairing in quasionedimensional BoseFermi
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 twodimensional dipolar Fermi gas
M. M. Parish & F. M. Marchetti, Phys. Rev. Lett.
108,
145304 (2012).
PhD students
 Marianne Bauer
 Wave Ngampruetikorn
Postdocs
Last modified: 1 Oct
2011