Nicola Wilkin is a lecturer in Theoretical Physics. Her work in ultracold gases and vortices in mesoscopic superconductors.
Nicola has led the School adopting online mathematical testing (STACK) for formative learning and holds a CLAD bid to enable further development.
She has a long standing interest in improving the representation of Women in Physics and has been Hon Secretary of the Institute of Physics Women in Physics Group as well as being a member of the University Diversity Forum and leading the School’s JUNO submission.
Nicola Wilkin obtained her PhD from the University of Manchester, working on vortex crossing in superconductors.
After postdoctoral positions at the University of Sheffield and Imperial College following this she became a member of staff at the University of Birmingham.
Seizing the opportunity of transferring her understanding of vortices in superconductors she and her collaborators developed the framework for an understanding of the rotation of ultracold gases. This set of papers which links ultracold gases, superfluids and fractional quantum hall effect have become very well cited.