Cameron Dashwood

University College London


Research Project: Combining electron correlations and topology: novel electronic phases in the pyrochlore iridates
Des McMorrow (UCL), David Payne (Imperial)

Cameron joined the CDT-ACM having graduated from the University of Cambridge with a BA and MSci in Natural Sciences (specialising in physics). Cameron’s interest in correlated electron systems began during a research placement at Caltech, where he studied the ferromagnetic phase transition of lithium osmate using a novel femtosecond-resolved second harmonic rotational anisotropy spectrometer. For his PhD Cameron is working with Des McMorrow and David Payne to study the pyrochlore iridates – a group of materials in which the delicate interplay between electric correlations and spin-orbit coupling lead to exotic quantum phases. These phases will be probed with X-ray scattering and angle-resolved photoemission techniques at facilities in the UK and abroad.