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Natan Andrei

Distinguished Professor

Natan Andrei

Natan’s research interests are in the areas of particle physics and condensed matter physics. In the former he is studying the relations between conformal and integrable field theories as well as formulations of string theories on loop space. His condensed matter interests center around strongly correlated electronic systems, in particular High Tc superconductors, heavy fermion

Premi Chandra


Premala Chandra

Her current research interests include frustrated magnetism, dielectric/metallic superlattices, quantum critical polar materials and more generally the possibility of new phases in strongly correlated materials.

Piers Coleman

Distinguished Professor

Piers Coleman is known for his work related to strongly correlated electron systems, and in particular, the study of magnetism, superconductivity and topological insulators. He is the author of the popular text Introduction to Many-Body Physics. Coleman’s current interests include iron-based high temperature superconductivity, developing a theory for strange metal behavior near a quantum critical

Kristjan Haule

Distinguished Professor

Kristjan Haule

Haule’s research specialties are in electronic structure theory for correlated electron solids and algorithm development. He is the inventor of the variational diagrammatic Monte Carlo method, and he devoted most of his career developing predictive theories for correlated electron solids, such as the combination of the Dynamical Mean Field Theory and Density Functional Theory. He is especially

Gabriel Kotliar

Distinguished Professor; Board of Governors Professor; Member of the National Academy of Sciences; Director

His research efforts have two aspects: i) the development of novel methodologies and ii) the application of these methodologies to challenging new materials and phenomena. His research spans the areas of many body physics, statistical mechanics, computational physics and materials science.

Jed Pixley

Associate Professor; Associate Director


Pixley’s group is interested in the theoretical description of a broad class of quantum many body systems and quantum phase transitions using a combination of numerical techniques and analytic methods.  To learn more about our ongoing work see research and publications. Profiles on: Google Scholar and the arXiv.

Karin Rabe

Distinguished Professor; Board of Governors Professor; Member of the National Academy of Sciences


Chemical and structural complexity has proved to be an critical factor in producing a variety of fascinating properties of solids, including ferroelectricity, large piezoelectric and dielectric responses, and multiferroicity in metals and insulators, as well as quasicrystallinity and high-temperature superconductivity. The research in my group currently centers on the theoretical investigation of ferroelectrics and related

Ananda Roy

Assistant Professor


Ananda’s research interest lies at the interface of condensed matter physics, quantum information and quantum field theory. In the recent years, he has been investigating entanglement properties of quantum field theories and how to realize the latter with analog quantum simulation platforms.

David Vanderbilt

Distinguished Professor; Board of Governors Professor; Member of the National Academy of Sciences

In recent decades, first-principles methods of computational electronic-structure theory have provided extremely powerful tools for predicting the electronic and structural properties of materials, using only the atomic numbers of the atoms and some initial guesses at their coordinates as input. My principal interests are in applying such methods to study the dielectric, ferroelectric, piezoelectric, and

Emil Yuzbashyan



My research focuses on the theory of strongly interacting and disordered systems. I am interested in new kinds of correlated states of matter that arise in various interacting many-body systems, especially when their understanding requires new theoretical tools and techniques. In particular, I worked on superconductivity in new regimes, far from equilibrium many-body systems, mesoscopic