Background

I am the Deputy Director of Studies in Chemistry at Oxford, and a Special Supernumerary Fellow of University College, Oxford.

I have longstanding interests in university teaching and learning. I am currently developing the Chemistry Department's Graduate Training Programme, combining training in both research and transferable skills for our postgraduate research students.

Teaching

I organise and lecture the first-year undergraduate Mathematics for Chemistry course, as well as the graduate-level Mathematics I course within the TMCS CDT. I combine traditional 'chalk and talk'-style lecturing with computer visualisations and online video resources.

To find online teaching material for my undergraduate maths courses, please see the course websites for Michaelmas and Hilary Terms (Oxford only). My lecture material for the TMCS Mathematics I course is on the TMCS intranet.

My previous graduate-level maths course, covering aspects of multivariable calculus and vector calculus, is available here

Research

My main research interests lie in the field of condensed matter theory, where the aim is to characterise and understand the physical properties of materials consisting of enormously large numbers of interacting particles. Of particular interest to me are 'strongly-correlated' systems, where the interactions between particles cannot be treated using so-called mean-field approaches (where only the 'average' behaviour of the particles needs to be considered). For these systems, one must instead develop quantum many-body theories, in which the true, correlated motion of the particles is taken explicitly into account.

I have previously worked on understanding many-body effects on the nanoscale, as observed in the electronic conductance of single molecules, carbon nanotubes and other 'quantum dot' devices. I have more recently been working on correlated electron behaviour in bulk materials such as heavy fermion compounds. I'm also interested in developing general theories for approximating many-body systems, and in numerical methods such as the Numerical Renormalization Group and Continuous-Time Quantum Monte Carlo. For more information, see my publication list below.

Publications

  • Martin R. Galpin, David E. Logan and H. R. Krishnamurthy
    Quantum Phase Transition in Capacitively Coupled Double Quantum Dots
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 186406 (2005).
  • Martin R. Galpin and David E. Logan
    Single-particle dynamics of the Anderson model: a two-self-energy description within the numerical renormalization group approach
    J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 17, 6959 (2005).
  • Martin R. Galpin, David E. Logan and H. R. Krishnamurthy
    Renormalization group study of capacitively coupled double quantum dots
    J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 18, 6545 (2006).
  • Martin R. Galpin, David E. Logan and H. R. Krishnamurthy
    Dynamics of capacitively coupled double quantum dots
    J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 18, 6571 (2006).
  • Andrew K. Mitchell, Martin R. Galpin and David E. Logan
    Gate voltage effects in capacitively coupled double quantum dots
    Europhys. Lett. 76, 95 (2006).
  • David E. Logan and Martin R. Galpin
    Evolution and destruction of the Kondo effect in a capacitively coupled double dot system
    Int. J. Mod. Phys. B 21, 2191 (2007).
  • Frithjof B. Anders, David E. Logan, Martin R. Galpin and Gleb Finkelstein
    Zero-bias conductance in carbon nanotube quantum dots
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 086809 (2008)
  • Martin R. Galpin and David E. Logan
    Anderson impurity model in a semiconductor
    Phys. Rev. B 77, 195108 (2008)
  • Martin R. Galpin and David E. Logan
    A local moment approach to the gapped Anderson model
    Eur. Phys. J. B 62, 129 (2008)
  • David E. Logan and Martin R. Galpin
    Tunneling transport and spectroscopy in carbon nanotube quantum dots
    J. Chem. Phys. 130, 224503 (2009)
  • Martin R. Galpin, Anne B. Gilbert and David E. Logan
    A local moment approach to the degenerate Anderson impurity model
    J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 21, 375602 (2009)
  • David E. Logan, Christopher J. Wright and Martin R. Galpin
    Correlated electron physics in two-level quantum dots: phase transitions, transport, and experiment
    Phys. Rev. B 80, 125117 (2009)
  • Martin R. Galpin, Frederic W. Jayatilaka, David E. Logan and Frithjof B. Anders
    Interplay between Kondo physics and spin-orbit coupling in carbon nanotube quantum dots
    Phys. Rev. B 81, 075437 (2010)
  • Frederic W. Jayatilaka, Martin R. Galpin and David E. Logan
    Two-channel Kondo physics in tunnel-coupled double quantum dots
    Phys. Rev. B 84, 115111 (2011)
  • Christopher J. Wright, Martin R. Galpin and David E. Logan
    Magnetic field effects in few-level quantum dots: Theory and application to experiment
    Phys. Rev. B 84, 115308 (2011)
  • Simon. J. Chorley, Martin R. Galpin, Frederic W. Jayatilaka, Charles G. Smith, David E. Logan and Mark R. Buitelaar
    Tunable Kondo Physics in a Carbon Nanotube Double Quantum Dot
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 156804 (2012)
  • Andrew K. Mitchell, Thomas F. Jarrold. Martin R. Galpin and David E. Logan
    Local moment formation and Kondo screening in impurity trimers
    J. Phys. Chem. B 117, 12777 (2013)
  • Martin R. Galpin, Andrew K. Mitchell, Jesada Temaismithi, David E. Logan, Benjamin Beri and Nigel R. Cooper
    Conductance fingerprint of Majorana fermions in the topological Kondo effect
    Phys. Rev. B. 89, 045143 (2014)
  • Andrew K. Mitchell, Martin R. Galpin, Samuel Wilson-Fletcher, David E. Logan and Ralf Bulla
    Generalized Wilson chain for solving multichannel quantum impurity problems
    Phys. Rev. B. 89, 121105(R) (2014)
  • David E. Logan, Adam P. Tucker and Martin R. Galpin
    Common non-Fermi liquid phases in quantum impurity physics
    Phys. Rev. B. 90, 075150 (2014)
  • David E. Logan and Martin R. Galpin
    Mott insulators and the doping-induced Mott transition within DMFT: exact results for the one-band Hubbard model
    J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 28, 025601 (2016)
  • David E. Logan, Martin R. Galpin and Jonathan Mannouch
    Mott transitions in the Periodic Anderson Model
    J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 28, 455601 (2016)
    (See also this JPhys+ blog post)
  • Georg K. A. Hochberg, Dale A. Shepherd, Erik G. Marklund, Indu Santhanagoplan, Matteo T. Degiacomi, Arthur Laganowsky, Timothy M. Allison, Eman Basha, Michael T. Marty, Martin R. Galpin, Weston B. Struwe, Andrew J. Baldwin, Elizabeth Vierling and Justin L. P. Benesch
    Structural principles that enable oligomeric small heat-shock protein paralogs to evolve distinct functions
    Science 359, 930 (2018)
  • Gavin Young, Nikolas Hundt, Daniel Cole, Adam Fineberg, Joanna Andrecka, Andrew Tyler, Anna Olerinyova, Ayla Ansari, Erik G. Marklund, Miranda P. Collier, Shane A. Chandler, Olga Tkachenko, Joel Allen, Max Crispin, Neil Billington, Yasuharu Takagi, James R. Sellers, CÚdric Eichmann, Philipp Selenko, Lukas Frey, Roland Riek, Martin R. Galpin, Weston B. Struwe, Justin L. P. Benesch, Philipp Kukura
    Quantitative mass imaging of single biological macromolecules
    Science 360, 423 (2018)
    (see also this Perspective)

Contact details

My postal address is:

Martin Galpin
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory
South Parks Road
Oxford, OX1 3QZ.

Tel: +44 (0)1865 285721 (direct)