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The condensed matter theory group is vigorous and diverse, including six faculty, five postdoctoral researchers, about 12 graduate students and several undergraduates. Our strengths include correlated quantum materials, magnetism and superconductivity, ultra-cold atomic gases, quantum Hall effect, topological matter, disordered systems, electronic structure and properties of complex materials.

Members of the group collaborate with each other, as well as with experimentalists in the physics department and faculty in chemistry and the College of Engineering, as well as at other universities and industrial and national laboratories. Group members are supported by the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, DARPA, NASA and private industry. Members of the group are actively involved in the OSU Center for Emergent Materials, an NSF MRSEC.

The research environment is friendly and stimulating. A typical research project consists of one or more faculty members, perhaps a postdoc and a graduate student. Students receive close individual attention and, after graduation, have obtained positions with various prestigious employers, such as Harvard, Cornell, Illinois and Brown.

Faculty, postdocs and students are all located on the second floor of the Physics Research Building. Computer facilities are excellent, as there are numerous powerful workstations available to members of the group, as well as links to the Ohio Supercomputer Center and all the national supercomputer centers.

Projects under way include some of the most exciting topics in the field, such as:

· Cold atoms: Bose-Einstein and fermion pair condensates; optical lattices; synthetic gauge fields

· Strong correlations, magnetism and spin orbit coupling in oxides

· High temperature superconductivity

· Quantum Hall effect

· Topological quantum matter

· Quantum phase transitions

· Disordered systems: superconductor-insulator and quantum Hall transitions

· Molecular dynamics and electronic structure of complex, realistic materials

### Condensed Matter Theory faculty

**Ilya A. Gruzberg**, Professor

PhD, Yale University, 1998

Quantum condensed matter physics

Classical condensed matter physics: nonequilibrium growth phenomena

Statistical and mathematical physics

**Tin-Lun (Jason) Ho**, Distinguished Professor of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

PhD, Cornell University, 1977

Fundamental issues in dilute quantum gases:

scalar and spinor Bose condensates

Fermi gases with large spin mixtures of Bose and Fermi gases

quantum gases in optical lattices and in rapidly rotating potentials boson mesoscopics

processing quantum information with spinor

Bose condensates

Quantum Hall effect with internal degrees of freedom

Strongly correlated electron systems

Quantum fluids

**C. Jayaprakash**, Professor

PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana, 1979

Nonlinear ecological dynamics

Genetic regulatory systems

Fully developed turbulence

Yuan-Ming Lu, Professor

PhD, Boston College, 2011

Topological phenomena in condensed matter physics

Unconventional superconductivity

Quantum Hall effects

Frustrated magnets and spin liquids

Correlated electron materials

**Bruce R. Patton**, Emeritus Professor

PhD, Cornell University, 1971

Structure and properties of electroceramics

Grain growth in anisotropic systems

Pattern recognition and optimization

**William Putikka**, Professor (OSU Mansfield)

PhD, University of Wisconsin, 1988

High-temperature superconductivity:

phenomenological and microscopic models

Two-dimensional strongly correlated electrons

Unconventional superconductivity

Spin relaxation in semiconductors

Spintronics

Semiconductor based quantum computers

**Mohit Randeria**, Professor

PhD, Cornell University, 1987

High Tc superconductivity and strongly correlated electronic systems

Angle-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy

Nanoscale and inhomogeneous superconductors

Quantum gases and BCS-BEC crossover

**David C. Stroud**, Emeritus Professor

PhD, Harvard University, 1969

Quantum effects in Josephson junction arrays and high-Tc superconductors

Superconducting qubits

Magnetic, superconducting and optical properties of nanostructured materials

Ab initio molecular dynamics simulations of disordered media magnetic, superconducting and optical nanostructures

**Nandini Trivedi**, Professor

PhD, Cornell University, 1987

Strongly correlated superconducting and magnetic materials

Disorder and interaction driven quantum phase transitions

Fermions and bosons in traps

Quantum Monte Carlo simulations

**John W. Wilkins**, Ohio Eminent Scholar, Professor Emeritus

PhD, University of Illinois, 1963

Molecular dyanamics, density functional theory, and quantum Monte Carlo for dynamics of microstructural transitions in metals and

semiconductors and designing excitations in heterostructures