Faculty

Jason Alicea

Jason Alicea is a condensed matter theorist interested in revealing exotic phenomena that emerge from the interplay between topology and quantum mechanics. Read More...

Xie Chen

Xie Chen is a condensed matter theorist interested in the unconventional behavior, especially the topological properties, of quantum many-body systems in the strongly interacting regime. Read More...

Mike Cross

Michael Cross is a theoretical physicist interested in collective, nolinear, and stochastic dynamics of nonequilibrium systems. Read More...

Jim Eisenstein

Jim Eisenstein is a condensed matter experimentalist. He is interested in low-dimensional electron systems in which quantum effects and Coulomb correlations dominate the physics. He applies high magnetic fields and very low temperatures in the search for new phenomena. Read More...

David Goodstein

David Goodstein is a condensed matter experimentalist. Read More...

David Hsieh

David Hsieh is a condensed matter experimentalist. His research focuses on the search for novel quantum electronic phases of matter in strongly correlated and strongly spin-orbit coupled systems using a combination of optical and photoemission-based techniques. Read More...

Alexei Kitaev

Alexei Kitaev is a theoretical physicist who sometimes drifted away into mathematics. He works on the topological classification of quantum phases of matter. He has also worked on quantum computation and is currently interested in the black hole information paradox. Read More...

Olexei Motrunich

Olexei Motrunich is a condensed matter theorist interested in topological phases and gapless fractionalized phases. Read More...

John Preskill

John Preskill is a theoretical physicist interested in quantum computing, quantum matter, and quantum gravity. Read More...

Gil Refael

Gil Refael is a condensed matter theorist specializing in the dynamics of interacting disordered quantum systems, as well as novel manifestations of topological physics in solid state and optical systems. Read More...

Tom Rosenbaum

Tom Rosenbaum, President of Caltech, is a condensed matter experimentalist. He is especially interested in quantum phase transitions in strongly correlated electronic and magnetic systems. Read More...

Michael Roukes

Michael Roukes is an experimental physicist with interests spanning quantum measurement to applied biotechnology. His group focuses on massively-parallel photonic and electronic nanosystems configured to map brain activity; single-molecule analysis of protein complexes; and fundamental physics of nanomechanical systems. Read More...

Keith Schwab

Keith Schwab is a condensed matter experimentalist. His research focuses on the quantum properties of matter at large length-scales for both advancing our fundamental understanding and producing ultra-sensitive sensors. Read More...

Nai-Chang Yeh

Nai-Chang Yeh is a condensed matter experimentalist. Her primary research areas include correlated electrons, topological matter, spintronics, low-dimensional systems, nano-science and technology, and energy. Read More...