Theory of quantum matter and correlated electrons at the nanoscale

We are a theoretical physics research group in the Physics Department at the University of Texas at Austin. We have broad interests condensed matter physics that range from confined electrons at the nanoscale to frustrated magnetism in macroscopic samples. Our research focuses primarily on interaction effects in quantum many-body systems. The theoretical methods we use range from numerics to powerful non-perturbative analytical techniques. Often experiments are a strong motivation for the problems we work on.

Recent topics of interest in the group are topological insulators, quantum magnetism, transition metal oxides, entanglement spectra, and fractional quantum Hall effect. We are especially interested in finding and studying unusual phases of matter with unfamiliar and surprising properties.