Dr. Calum Ross


I was born and grew up in the Highlands of Scotland, before studying for an MPhys in Theoretical Physics at Lancaster University. I then did a masters in applied mathematics at the University of Cambridge. My PhD is in mathematics from Heriot-Watt University outside of Edinburgh. During my PhD I specialised in mathematical physics, in particular studying the geometry of integrable vortex equations. Following my PhD I was a postdoc at Keio University in Japan, where I was a member of the Topological Science project studying solitons in magnetic systems. I joined UCC in 2020.

Research Interests

My research has mostly been related to field theories, particularly gauge theories which admit soliton solutions. I have also worked a little with the theory of synthetic gauge fields in ultracold atomic gasses. A recent theme of my research has involved finding and exploring solvable models of magnetic skyrmions.


For publications and teaching info click here https://cdross1.github.io/ 



Calum Ross

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Research Area:

Topological solitons, in particular Abelian-Higgs vortices and magnetic skyrmions.



Department of Physics

Roinn na Fisice

Room 213, 2nd floor, Dept. of Physics, University College Cork, Ireland,