Magnus Borgh


  • Associate Professor in Physics, Physics
  • 1.49 Chemistry

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I am a theoretical and computational physicist in the areas of ultracold atoms and quantum optics. My research interests center on quantum fluids, in particular topological objects and phenomena in Bose-Einstein condensates, and the interaction of light and matter on atomic scales. Recent projects focus realisation of vortices in superfluids with internal polytope symmetries, together with experimental collaborators, and theoretical prediction of "superatom" behaviour in cooperative light scattering in atomic arrays.

I completed my PhD at Lund University, Sweden. I subsequently held a Swedish Research Council postdoctoral stipend at University of Cambridge and there after a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship and an EPSRC Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Southampton, before joining the University of East Anglia as a Research Fellow in 2016, becoming Lecturer in Physics in 2017. I was promoted to Associate Professor with effect from 2022.

Selected publications

Topological superfluid defects with discrete point group symmetries
Y. Xiao, M. O. Borgh, A. Blinova, T. Ollikainen, J. Ruostekoski & D. S. Hall
Nature Communications 13, 4635 (2022)
DOI: 10.1038/s41467-022-32362-5

Controlled creation and decay of singly-quantized vortices in a polar magnetic phase
Y. Xiao, M. O. Borgh, L. S. Weiss, A. A. Blinova, J. Ruostekoski & D. S. Hall
Communications Physics 4, 52 (2021)
DOI: 10.1038/s42005-021-00554-y

Relaxation dynamics of half-quantum vortices in a two-dimensional two-component Bose-Einstein condensate
M. T. Wheeler, H. Salman and M. O. Borgh
EPL Europhysics Letters 135, 30004 (2021)
DOI: 10.1209/0295-5075/ac2c53

Superatom Picture of Collective Nonclassical Light Emission and Dipole Blockade in Atom Arrays
L. A. Williamson, M. O. Borgh, and J. Ruostekoski
Physical Review Letters 125, 073602 (2020)
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.125.073602

Controlled creation of a singular spinor vortex by circumventing the Dirac belt trick
L. S. Weiss, M. O. Borgh, A. Blinova, T. Ollikainen, M. Möttönen, J. Ruostekoski & D. S. Hall
Nature Communications 10, 4772 (2019)
DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-12787-1


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