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Superwalking Droplets and Generalised Pilot-Wave Dynamics

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posted on 01.12.2020, 01:47 authored by RAHIL NURUDDIN VALANI
Millimetre-sized walking droplets that emerge on the surface of a vertically vibrating liquid bath can exhibit certain features that were previously thought to be exclusive to the microscopic quantum realm. This thesis investigates a new class of walking droplets, coined superwalkers, and also studies the rich dynamical behaviour of droplets in a generalised pilot-wave framework. Insights from this research may help further our understanding in the areas of hydrodynamic quantum analogues and active matter.


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Principal supervisor

Kristian Helmerson

Additional supervisor 1

Anja Slim

Additional supervisor 2

Tapio Simula

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Physics and Astronomy


Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type