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Condensed Matter Physics

Our condensed matter program spans a wide range of fundamental and applied phenomena, from superfluid helium, the fractional quantum Hall effect, high temperature superconductivity and quantum computation to surface science, ferroelectrics, polymers, scanning probe microscopy, clusters, nanoscale superconductivity, carbon nanostructures, spintronics and magnetic systems. The program was ranked 14th in the nation in the latest (2010) U.S. News & World Report rankings of graduate schools. We currently host an interdisciplinary National Science Foundation research center known as the Center for Nanoscale Science.

People specializing in this area

Department Ombudspersons

Jorge O. Sofo

  • Theoretical
  • Computational

Graduate Faculty

Réka Albert

  • Theoretical
  • Computational

Moses H W Chan

  • Experimental

Vincent H Crespi

  • Theoretical
  • Experimental
  • Computational

Kristen Fichthorn

  • Theoretical
  • Computational

Eric Hudson

  • Experimental

Jainendra K Jain

  • Theoretical

Qi Li

  • Experimental

Chaoxing Liu

  • Theoretical

Ying Liu

  • Experimental

Thomas E. Mallouk

  • Experimental

Marcos Rigol

  • Theoretical
  • Computational

Nitin Samarth

  • Experimental

Jorge O. Sofo

  • Theoretical
  • Computational

Mauricio Terrones

  • Theoretical
  • Experimental

Jun Zhu

  • Experimental

Emeritus Faculty

Milton W Cole

  • Theoretical
  • Computational

Renee D Diehl

  • Experimental

Gerald D Mahan

  • Theoretical

Julian D Maynard

  • Experimental

Roy Willis

  • Experimental

Packard Fellows

Vincent H Crespi

  • Theoretical
  • Experimental
  • Computational