Related Research Groups
Condensed Matter Theory
The theoretical condensed matter group is involved in research in
four main areas:
- quantum many-body theory of systems involving strong
correlations and/or disorder
- statistical mechanics
- biological systems
- systems far from equilibrium
1.The first area includes such phenomena as high-temperature
superconductivity, the quantum Hall
effect, quantum magnetism, mesoscopics, localization, and
problems include the behavior of spin glasses, glasses and
other complex systems, magnetism, and
the vortex state of superconductors.
Work on biological
systems addresses phenomena at the
molecular level, such as the dynamics of protein self-assembly
and molecular motors, as well as at the
cellular scale and beyond, concerning chemotaxis and pattern
Finally, the study of highly
nonequilibrium systems embraces phenomena such as chemical
networks, neural networks,
morphogenesis, and evolution. In all of these endeavors the
theory group enjoys close contact with experimental
condensed matter and biophysics efforts within the Physics
Department and in related departments on
|Philip W. Anderson:
High Tc superconductivity and other many-body quantum theory
problems. Random systems: glass, spin glass, localization. Complex system
theory: neural nets, evolution, etc.
||F. Duncan M. Haldane:
Fractional statistics, quantum Hall effect, integrable systems,
Luttinger liquids, quantizing the Fermi surface.
Statistical physics, phase transitions, magnetic ordering in
materials and in spin models, vortices and the mixed state in type-II superconductors, supersolids.
Correlated electron systems, quantum critical phenomena.
A S S O C I A T E D F A C U L T Y:|
Condensed-matter theory; in particular, disordered and correlated electronic
systems, doped semiconductors, diluted magnetic
semiconductors, metal-insulator transitions, quantum Hall
effect, spin glasses, and random magnets.
||Roberto Car: Electronic and atomistic properties of matter in condensed and molecular phases.
Statistical mechanics and soft condensed matter theory. Disordered
heterogeneous materials, colloids, liquids, and glasses. Optimization in
materials science and modeling tumor growth. Joint Appointment
with Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials
R E S E A R C H:|
My expertise is in condensed matter theory with a strong interest in certain aspects of high energy physics.