Samuel Alperin



  • 2018-date: PhD Applied Mathematics, Cambridge
  • 2013-2017: BS Physics, University of Denver


Sam works in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. In general, his interests lie in the emergence of structures from disordered systems, with a particular current emphasis on pattern formation in far-from-equilibrium systems. Research themes include quantum turbulence and the dynamics of solitons.

Selected Publications

  • Alperin and Berloff, "Formation and Dynamics of Quantum Hydrodynamical Breathing Ring Solitons," arXiv:1905.11042, 2019
  • Alperin, Groteleuschen and Siemens, "Quantum Turbulent Structure in Light,"Physical Review Letters, 2019
  • Alperin and Siemens, "Angular Momentum of Topologically Structured Darkness", Physical Review Letters, 2017

For a full publication list, see my Google Scholar page here.