Jeremy Hutson is leader of the
Cold Molecules Theory Research Group.
The group's research interests are in the quantum mechanics and
quantum dynamics of molecular interactions:
Potential energy surfaces for ultracold collisions
Formation of ultracold molecules by atom association
Properties of ultracold molecules
Sympathetic cooling of ultracold molecules by laser-cooled atoms
Control of ultracold collisions with electric and magnetic fields
Development of coherently controlled ultracold chemistry
Opportunities to join the research group
We have several grants from the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences
Research Council (EPSRC), a very large Programme Grant entitled "QSUM:
Quantum Science with Ultracold Molecules" (2017-22). This is a joint
experimental and theoretical project, together with colleagues in the
Durham Physics Department (Simon Cornish), at Imperial College London (Ed Hinds,
Michael Tarbutt and Ben Sauer), and at Oxford (Dieter Jaksch).
A postdoctoral position is available to work broadly across the
Cold Molecules Theory Group's projects on molecule formation and ultracold
collisions. The ideal candidate will have advanced skills in developing
quantum-mechanical methods in one or more of electronic structure theory,
molecular spectroscopy and atomic or molecular collision theory.
There are no restrictions on nationality. Further information on the position is available
here. Applications must be made online
The closing date is 12 noon (BST) on 12 June 2017.
The group takes Ph. D. students to work on the theory of cold and
ultracold molecules. There is no designated funding available for starting in 2017, but special funding can sometimes be found for outstanding students. The general areas are:
1. Ultracold molecules from ultracold atoms: quantum theory of molecules at
2. Cooling molecules to microkelvin temperatures: using the theory of
ultracold collisions to make sympathetic cooling work
Further information on these is available
here (designed for post-docs, but also applicable to studentships).
The group welcomes applications from well-qualified scientists to apply for personal Fellowships, including Durham International Fellowships, EPSRC Postdoctoral Fellowships,
Fellowships and overseas government fellowships. For German
scientists, Jeremy Hutson's Humboldt Research Award makes him eligible as a
host for Feodor Lynen Research Fellowships.
Thomson Medal 2016
(Institute of Physics)
Tilden Prize 2011
(Royal Society of Chemistry)
Elected Fellow of the Royal Society
(Alexander von Humboldt Foundation)
Computational Chemistry Award 2007
(Royal Society of Chemistry)
Kolos Medal 2007
(University of Warsaw and Polish Chemical Society)
Prof. Paul S. Julienne
(NIST, Gaithersburg and JQI, University of Maryland):
Theory of molecule formation in ultracold atomic gases
Prof. Dr. Hanns-Christoph Naegerl
and Prof. Dr. Rudolf Grimm
(University of Innsbruck and Austrian Academy of Sciences):
Formation and properties of alkali metal dimers
Prof. Ed Hinds and Dr. Michael Tarbutt
Microkelvin Molecules in a Quantum Array
Editor of International
Reviews in Physical Chemistry
(2000-) (sole Editor since 2005)
Previously Specialist Editor of
Computer Physics Communications
Previously served on the
Editorial Boards of Molecular Physics
and the Journal of Chemical Physics
Chairman of the Organising Committee for Faraday Discussion 142, on Cold and Ultracold Molecules (Durham, 2009)
Chair (with Dan Neumark) of the
Gordon Conference on Molecular and Ionic Clusters (Aussois, France,
Vice-Chair (with Dan Neumark) of the
Gordon Conference on Molecular and Ionic Clusters (Ventura, California,
Organiser (with Pavel Soldan) of a major European conference on
Bose-Einstein Condensation: from atoms to molecules
Organiser (with Roman Krems and John Doyle) of an ITAMP workshop on
Ultracold Polar Molecules:
production and properties (Harvard University, 2004)
Organiser (with Anne McCoy) of Telluride Workshops on
Doped Rare Gas Clusters (2002) and on
Spectroscopy and Dynamics on Multiple Surfaces (2003).
Chairman of the Organising Committee for Faraday Discussion 118, on Cluster Dynamics (2001).
Founder of the series of CCP6 Workshops
Organiser of several CCP6 Workshops, including one in September
2002 on Interactions
of Cold Atoms and Molecules.
package for quantum-mechanical atomic and molecular inelastic scattering
calculating the vibration-rotation energy levels of
weakly bound species such as Van der Waals complexes.
Interactive Non-Linear Least-Squares package (with Mark Law).
C. Chem., FRSC and FInstP
Chair of the Scientific Committee of
, the European Science Foundation EUROCORES Programme on Cold Quantum Matter (2007-2010).
Committee member of the
Molecular Physics Group
of the Institute of
Board member of the Division of Atomic and Molecular Physics of
the European Physical Society (2004-06).
the Collaborative Computational Project on Molecular Quantum Dynamics (1999-2005).
Founder and list owner of the molecular-dynamics-news email list, which
distributes news for chemical physics research community. The list is run on
the JISCmail Mailing List Service. For information on how to join the list, click here.
Jeremy's hobbies include white-water rafting (though he has been known to fall out
raft), skiing (though he doesn't always keep his feet there, either
), and hill-walking
(which is usually safer).
Jeremy is also interested in local history and vernacular
architecture, and has written a
History of Tudhoe
Village in County Durham.