Condensed matter physics
About the group
Research in our group covers a wide range of complex and multiple-scale physical phenomena in both quantum and classical systems using experimental and theoretical tools.
On the quantum side, our research spans topics from superconductivity and magneto-optical imaging, to noise in quantum systems and Coulomb systems, and quantum turbulence.
On the classical side, a common underlying theme of the many topics of interest is the non-equilibrium and dissipative phenomena across many scales. Main research topics include flow and deformation in porous media, fracture, friction, plasticity and turbulence.
Main questions in the condensed matter physics group:
- Statistical physics of fluctuations in small systems
- Transport in disordered materials
- Basic research on superconducting materials and magneto-optic imaging techniques
- Dynamics of topological defects in crystal plasticity and quantum turbulence
- Basic friction laws
- Turbulent transport
- Fundamental processes in deformable and reactive porous media
- Crystal growth in confinement
- Quantum computers and quantum information