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Faculty of Mathematics



  • 2002-present DAMTP faculty member, since 2013 Professor of Applied Mathematics
  • 2002-present Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge
  • 2013-2016 on leave, Professor, Director of Photonics and Quantum Materials Program,  Skoltech
  • 1999-2002 PIC Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, the University of California in Los Angeles
  • 1997-1999 UC President's Research Fellow, Department of Mathematics, the University of California in Los Angeles


Natalia Berloff leads the Quantum Fluids Group. She is an applied mathematician with a range of research interests which focus on coherence in non-equilibrium quantum systems,  superfluidity, quantum fluids, Bose-Einstein condensates, quantum simulators based on atomic and solid-state condensates.

Selected Publications



Efficient Computation Using Spatial-Photonic Ising Machines: Utilizing Low-Rank and Circulant Matrix Constraints
RZ Wang, JS Cummins, M Syed, N Stroev, G Pastras, J Sakellariou, S Tsintzos, A Askitopoulos, D Veraldi, MC Strinati, S Gentilini, D Pierangeli, C Conti, NG Berloff
Coupling Light with Matter for Identifying Dominant Subnetworks
A Kamaletdinov, NG Berloff
Vector Ising Spin Annealer for Minimizing Ising Hamiltonians
JS Cummins, NG Berloff
Macroscopic Noise Amplification by Asymmetric Dyads in Non-Hermitian Optical Systems for Generative Diffusion Models.
A Johnston, NG Berloff
– Physical Review Letters
Room temperature polaritonic soft-spin XY Hamiltonian in organic–inorganic halide perovskites
K Peng, W Li, NG Berloff, X Zhang, W Bao
– Nanophotonics
Classical vs Quantum Annealing and Manifold Reduction in Soft-Spin Minimizers of Ising Hamiltonians
JS Cummins, H Salman, NG Berloff
Analog Photonics Computing for Information Processing, Inference, and Optimization
N Stroev, NG Berloff
– Advanced Quantum Technologies
Analog Photonics Computing for Information Processing, Inference and Optimisation
N Stroev, NG Berloff
Physics-Enhanced Bifurcation Optimisers: All You Need is a Canonical Complex Network
M Syed, NG Berloff
– IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics
An Ising machine based on networks of subharmonic electrical resonators
LQ English, AV Zampetaki, KP Kalinin, NG Berloff, PG Kevrekidis
– Communications Physics
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Research Group

Quantum Fluids




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