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Dr Simon Horsley

Associate Professor

 S.Horsley@exeter.ac.uk

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Overview

Research Interests

I am interested in the theory of electromagnetism, acoustics, and wave physics in general.  Recently I've been thinking about the application of topology to understand how waves propagate through materials.  I am also interested in how waves reflect from metamaterial structures, and I work on the theory of quantum electromagnetism in dielectric media (I am interested in understanding how macroscopic bodies affect the quantum properties of the electromagnetic field, and how these in turn affect the motion of the object).

A few physics thoughts can be found here.

Education and Employment

2001-2005: MPhys Physics with Philosophy (University of York)

2005-2009: PhD "Aharonov Bohm type effects for composite systems" (University of York)

2010-2013: EPSRC Postdoctoral Fellowship award "New theoretical tools for metamaterial design" (University of St Andrews/University of Exeter)

2013-2016: Research Fellow (EPSRC QUEST Project)

2016-present: Royal Society TATA University Research Fellowship

Funded Research Projects

2010-2013: EPSRC Early Career Postdoctoral Fellowship

2013-2016: EPSRC QUEST project

2016-present: Royal Society TATA University Research Fellowship

2019-present: COST action "SyMat" (MC member)

2019-present: DSTL project "Exploring the space of electromagnetic materials"

Invited Presentations

Rank Prize 2019, Grasmere UK.

Metamaterials 2019, Rome.

EMTS 2019, San Diego.

Colloquium, Southampton 2018.

PIERS 2018, Toyama.

Colloquium, Glasgow 2017.

Rank Prize 2017, Grasmere UK.

PIERS 2017, Singapore.

EMTS 2016, Espoo.

PIERS 2016, Shanghai.

META '15, New York.

PIERS 2015, Prague

PIERS 2014, Guangzhou.

Contributions to the Community

Reviewer for the EPSRC.

Outreach

`How to build an invisibility cloak: What gravity can tach us about optics' (Pint of Science, IOP Xmas lecture 2018, Exeter school's Xmas lecture 2019)  `Invisibility Science' at Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2011, and Royal Society of Edinburgh Science Exhibition 2012.

Membership of Societies

I am a member of the Institute of Physics (IOP), and the QEP and gravitational physics groups.

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Publications

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  • Simpson WMR, Horsley SAR. (2023) Saving the macroscopic: Quantum physics and the theology of nature, God and the Book of Nature: Experiments in Theology of Science, 131-154, DOI:10.4324/9781003387398-10.
  • Horsley SAR. (2023) Seeking a Quantum Hall Effect for Light, Physics, volume 16, DOI:10.1103/physics.16.195.
  • Simpson WMR, Horsley SAR. (2023) Saving the macroscopic, God and the Book of Nature, Taylor & Francis, 131-154, DOI:10.4324/9781003387398-10.
  • Horsley SAR, Dwivedi A. (2023) Theory of electromagnetic line waves, Physical Review B, volume 108, no. 15, DOI:10.1103/PhysRevB.108.155437.
  • Capers JR, Patient DA, Boyes SJ, Hibbins AP, Horsley SAR. (2023) Manipulating the Quasi–Normal Modes of Radially Symmetric Resonators, 2023 Seventeenth International Congress on Artificial Materials for Novel Wave Phenomena (Metamaterials), DOI:10.1109/metamaterials58257.2023.10289621.
  • Xiao J, Hunter RI, Robertson DA, Smith GM, Horsley S, Schulz SA, Di Falco A. (2023) Mechanically Tunable Conformable Holographic Metasurfaces, 2023 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2023, DOI:10.1109/CLEO/EUROPE-EQEC57999.2023.10232747.
  • Kupianskyi H, Būtaite UG, Horsley SAR, Phillips DB. (2023) Generalized spatial mode sorters for unscrambling light and imaging through multimode fibres, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, volume 12606, DOI:10.1117/12.3008334.
  • Horsley SAR. (2023) The optical Dirac equation and confined modes at chiral, magnetoelectric, and non-Hermitian interfaces, International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonic Crystals and Plasmonics, pages 458-459.
  • Horsley SAR. (2023) The operator theory of dispersive time varying media, International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonic Crystals and Plasmonics, pages 1263-1264.
  • Schulz SA, Xiao J, Hunter RI, Robertson DA, Smith GM, Horsley S, Di Falco A. (2023) Shape-multiplexed conformable holographic metasurfaces, International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonic Crystals and Plasmonics, pages 394-395.
  • Dwivedi A, Horsley SAR. (2023) Attribute of attenuation band in smart negative indexed mechanical metamaterials, International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonic Crystals and Plasmonics, pages 1557-1558.
  • Dwivedi A, Horsley SAR. (2023) Line modes in elastic mechanical metamaterials, International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonic Crystals and Plasmonics, pages 1561-1562.
  • Capers JR, Patient DA, Boyes SJ, Hibbins AP, Horsley SAR. (2023) Manipulating the Modes of Radially Symmetric Resonators, International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonic Crystals and Plasmonics, pages 1417-1418.
  • Capers JR, Patient DA, Horsley SAR. (2023) Manipulating the quasi–normal modes of radially symmetric resonators, Optics Express, volume 31, no. 22, pages 37142-37142, DOI:10.1364/oe.503349. [PDF]
  • Scali S, Horsley S, Anders J, Cerisola F. (2023) SpiDy.jl -- open-source Julia package for the study of non-Markovian stochastic dynamics. [PDF]
  • Sharp C, Mididoddi C, del Hougne P, Horsley S, Phillips DB. (2023) Steering Stable Light Fields Through Dynamic Scattering Media, 2023 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe & European Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEO/Europe-EQEC), DOI:10.1109/cleo/europe-eqec57999.2023.10232664.
  • Horsley SAR, Pendry JB. (2023) Quantum electrodynamics of time-varying gratings, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, volume 120, no. 36, DOI:10.1073/pnas.2302652120.
  • Capers JR, Patient DA, Horsley SAR. (2023) Manipulating the Quasi-Normal Modes of Radially Symmetric Resonators, Optics Express, volume 31, pages 37142-37153. [PDF]
  • Capers J. (2023) Exploring the Space of Electromagnetic Materials, with Applications to Antenna Design.
  • Kupianskyi H, Horsley SAR, Phillips DB. (2023) All-optically untangling light propagation through multimode fibres. [PDF]
  • Capers JR, Stanfield LD, Sambles JR, Boyes SJ, Powell AW, Hibbins AP, Horsley SAR. (2023) Generalising the Yagi-Uda Antenna: Designing Disordered Metamaterials to Manipulate Antenna Radiation. [PDF]
  • Hogg CR, Cerisola F, Cresser JD, Horsley SAR, Anders J. (2023) Enhanced entanglement in multi-bath spin-boson models, DOI:10.48550/arxiv.2306.11036.
  • Horsley SAR. (2023) Tutorial: Topology, Waves, and the Refractive Index, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF THEORETICAL PHYSICS, volume 62, no. 6, article no. ARTN 135, DOI:10.1007/s10773-023-05368-y. [PDF]
  • Horsley SAR, Dwivedi A. (2023) The theory of electromagnetic line waves. [PDF]
  • Chen Q, Horsley SAR, Fonseca NJG, Tyc T, Quevedo-Teruel O. (2023) A General Solution for Double-Layer Gradient-Index and Geodesic Lenses with Rotational Symmetry, 2023 17th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP), DOI:10.23919/eucap57121.2023.10133223.
  • Horsley SAR, Galiffi E, Wang Y-T. (2023) Eigenpulses of Dispersive Time-Varying Media, Physical Review Letters, volume 130, no. 20, DOI:10.1103/physrevlett.130.203803.
  • Capers JR, Boyes SJ, Hibbins AP, Horsley SAR. (2023) Multi–Objective Optimisation of Metamaterial Antenna, 2023 17th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP), 26th - 31st Mar 2023, 2023 17th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP), DOI:10.23919/eucap57121.2023.10133632. [PDF]
  • Stanfield L, Powell A, Hibbins A, Sambles J, Horsley S. (2023) Microwave demonstration of Purcell effect enhanced radiation efficiency, Scientific Reports.
  • Stanfield LD, Powell AW, Horsley SAR, Sambles JR, Hibbins AP. (2023) Microwave demonstration of Purcell effect enhanced radiation efficiency, Sci Rep, volume 13, no. 1, DOI:10.1038/s41598-023-32066-w. [PDF]
  • Phillips DB, Mididoddi C, Sharp C, Horsley S. (2023) Navigating stable light fields through moving complex scattering media, Adaptive Optics and Wavefront Control for Biological Systems IX, Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging, volume 12388, DOI:10.1117/12.2668377.
  • Phillips DB, Li S, Būtaitė UG, Kupianskyi H, Horsley SAR, Čižmár T. (2023) New ways to look through multimode optical fibres, Adaptive Optics and Wavefront Control for Biological Systems IX, Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging, volume 12388, DOI:10.1117/12.2668358.
  • Patient D, Patient D. (2023) Theoretical Methods to Control Reflection Using Graded-Index Structures.
  • Horsley SAR, Pendry JB. (2023) Time varying gratings model Hawking radiation, DOI:10.48550/arxiv.2302.04066.
  • Xiao J, Hunter RI, Robertson DA, Smith GM, Horsley S, Schulz SA, Falco AD. (2023) Shape Dependent Conformable Holographic Metasurfaces, Advanced Materials Technologies, volume 8, no. 10, DOI:10.1002/admt.202202006.
  • Scali S, Anders J, Horsley SAR. (2023) Graph theory approach to exceptional points in wave scattering, J. Phys. A: Math. Theor, volume 56. [PDF]
  • Mididoddi CK, Sharp C, Hougne PD, Horsley SAR, Phillips DB. (2023) Threading light through dynamic complex media. [PDF]
  • Kupianskyi H, Horsley SAR, Phillips DB. (2023) High-dimensional spatial mode sorting and optical circuit design using multi-plane light conversion, APL Photonics, volume 8, no. 2, DOI:10.1063/5.0128431. [PDF]

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