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Patrik Öhberg joined Heriot-Watt in 2006 as a Lecturer in Physics. He obtained his PhD in 1998 from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. He has held research positions at the Leibniz University in Hannover, Germany, at St Andrews University in Scotland, and a Royal Society of Edinburgh Research Fellowship in the Department of Physics at Strathclyde University in Glasgow. Since 2014 he is a Professor in Physics at Heriot-Watt University.

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Bose-Einstein condensates Physics & Astronomy
atoms Physics & Astronomy
angular momentum Physics & Astronomy
condensates Physics & Astronomy
photonics Physics & Astronomy
gauge theory Physics & Astronomy
vortices Physics & Astronomy
orbitals Physics & Astronomy

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Research Output 2004 2019

Curved spacetime from interacting gauge theories

Butera, S., Westerberg, N., Faccio, D. & Ohberg, P., 14 Jan 2019, In : Classical and Quantum Gravity. 36, 3, 034002.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

gauge theory
Bose-Einstein condensates

Linked and knotted synthetic magnetic fields

Duncan, C. W., Ross, C., Westerberg, N., Valiente, M., Schroers, B. J. & Öhberg, P., 17 Jun 2019, In : Physical Review A. 99, 6, 063613.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
magnetic fields
Euclidean geometry
monatomic gases
neutral gases
internal energy

Stability of matter-wave solitons in a density-dependent gauge theory

Dingwall, R. J. & Öhberg, P., 7 Feb 2019, In : Physical Review A. 99, 2, 023609.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
gauge theory
solitary waves

Exact edge, bulk, and bound states of finite topological systems

Duncan, C. W., Ohberg, P. & Valiente, M., 24 May 2018, In : Physical Review B. 97, 19, 195439.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
two dimensional models
Wave functions

Experimental observation of Aharonov-Bohm cages in photonic lattices

Mukherjee, S., Di Liberto, M., Ohberg, P., Thomson, R. R. & Goldman, N., 16 Aug 2018, In : Physical Review Letters. 121, 7, 075502.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

Open Access
magnetic flux