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CV

CV - Cameron Calcluth

Personal Statement

As a highly-motivated master’s student, I am looking to delve into further research. My previous projects and elected master’s courses have focussed on quantum many-body scars, machine learning, entanglement and quantum computing. I intend to further pursue research in these areas of quantum information and many-body physics and to explore the deeper foundations of quantum information theory.

Research Experience

Master’s project (the University of Leeds): Currently working on the topic of quantum many-body scars and how machine learning combined with quantum information may be used to identify coherent many-body quantum systems. My supervisors are Zlatko Papić and Jiannis Pachos. See my recent review article at phys.cam/scars.

Bachelor project (Aarhus University): Whilst on a study abroad programme, I utilised gamification to find solutions to spin glass problems similar to those embedded in the architecture of the D-Wave quantum annealing devices. A paper is in preparation with Jacob Sherson, my supervisor, and Robert Heck at Aarhus University, in collaboration with Juan Garrahan and Pietro Rotondo at the University of Nottingham.

Summer research project (the University of Leeds): Chosen for two funded summers of undergraduate research to simulate quantum matter-light interactions. I produced a code to time evolve these interactions using constant uncertainty molecular dynamics.

4 Year Integrated Master’s in Theoretical Physics

Currently studying for the integrated master’s degree of Theoretical Physics BSc, MPhys (International) at the University of Leeds. My third year was spent at Aarhus University as part of an Erasmus study abroad programme. I am well on track to graduate with a first class degree.

Achievements

Laidlaw Scholarship: selected for this competitive research and leadership scholarship which allowed me to carry out two summers of undergraduate research and attend multiple leadership training events in the UK.
Alumni Mentoring Programme: paired with a successful CEO of a technology company. This programme has given me the opportunity to develop my commercial awareness and communication skills.

Responsibilities

School Representative: union representative for over 500 students in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Leeds.

Undergraduate Teaching: selected as an assisted learning mentor for first-year undergraduate students to help guide them through their weekly homework assignments.

Coding Experience

My ability to code was kickstarted before my degree by my own website development business. Throughout my degree, I have produced a wide variety of programs using different languages. In the first two years of university, I mostly used MATLAB to solve and graph problems. As I progressed through my university career I delved into python, C and C++ for simulations. It was also necessary to run my code on computer clusters and thus I learned the art of parallelisation. I also developed a citizen science game, Netty, using Unity3D and C#.

Languages: Python, C, C++, C#, MATLAB, PHP, JavaScript, and HTML/CSS.

Summary of Grades

By the end of my programme, I will have completed 70 ECTS of master’s courses and a 30 ECTS master’s project. Master’s courses are marked with and bachelor courses with .

Year Semester 1 ECTS Grade Semester 2 ECTS Grade
4 Masters Project: Investigating Quantum Many-Body Scars 30
Quantum Information Science
Quantum Field Theory
7.5
7.5
Quantum Many-Body Physics
General Relativity
7.5
7.5
3 Particle Physics II
Atomic and Molecular Physics
Note: time taken out due to illness.
10
5
DK 7
DK 4
Quantum Mechanics II
Programming and Numerical Methods
Quantum Engineering II
Project
10
10
10
15
DK 10
DK 10
DK 7
DK 7
2 Physics 3: Fields and Energy
Maths 3: Matrices and Operators
Geometry of Curves and Surfaces
Groups and Vector Spaces
12.5
5
5
7.5
79
89
71
68
Physics 4: Quantum and Nuclear
Maths 4: Transforms and PDEs
Calculus of Variations
Nonlinear Differential Equations
Communicating Physics
12.5
5
5
5
2.5
82
84
82
49
73
1 Physics 1: Fundamental Forces
Maths 1: Scalars and Vectors
Intro to Philosophy
Computing 1
Physics Laboratory 1
12.5
5
5
5
5
79
89
65
97
69
Physics 2: Properties of Matter
Maths 2: Multivariable Calculus
Introductory Linear Algebra
Physics Laboratory 2
12.5
5
5
5
75
70
79
74

Employment

Website Development Entrepreneur: run a website development business and communicate with international clients to provide them with design, code and maintenance of websites. My portfolio can be found at cameroncalcluth.com.

Bartender: worked part-time alongside my studies at The Brewery Tap, Leeds, during my first and second year of university.

Online

Visit phys.cam/articles for the links to the following news articles about my academic journey so far:

Can human intuition outperform quantum computers?
Faculty of Mathematics and Physical Sciences News

Diary of an exchange student
ScienceAtHome Blog

Website: phys.cam | LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/calcluth

Summer Schools & Conferences

ICUR 2018: presented at the International Conference of Undergraduate Research in Leeds and to NTU, Singapore via video conferencing.

IQOQI 2018: attended the IQOQI summer school in Innsbruck consisting of fourteen lectures on quantum information.

TRVS 2017: attended the Time Resolved Vibrational Spectroscopy conference in Cambridge, UK as an introduction to the topics of my summer research project.

Contributions

ICUR 2018: Using quantum molecular dynamics as a tool to understand biological processes (A presentation on my Laidlaw scholarship undergraduate summer research project) – 25th September 2018