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Condensed Matter - Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Michal Lipson elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Michal Lipson elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Michal Lipson is elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
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Professor Andrew Millis will receive the 2017 Hamburg Prize for Theoretical Physics

Professor Andrew Millis will receive the 2017 Hamburg Prize for Theoretical Physics

Professor Andrew Millis will receive the 2017 Hamburg Prize for Theoretical Physics for his groundbreaking research on the electronic properties of correlated materials.
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Mickey McDonald wins 2017 APS Thesis Prize

Mickey McDonald wins 2017 APS Thesis Prize

Dr. Mickey McDonald (PhD'16 in the group of Tanya Zelevinsky) has won the American Physical Society's 2017 Deborah Jin Award for Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Research in Atomic, Molecular, or Optical Physics. Only one PhD recipient from around the world is honored each year.
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Dimitri Basov will receive the Kenneth J Button Prize

Dimitri Basov will receive the Kenneth J Button Prize

Dimitri Basov is the winner of the 2019 Kenneth J Button Prize “for seminal discoveries in quantum material physics through infrared spectroscopy and nano-optics”
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Intrinsic charge dynamics of High-Tc AFeAs(O,F) superconductors

Intrinsic charge dynamics of High-Tc AFeAs(O,F) superconductors

Among the high-temperature  iron-based superconductors, AFeAs(O,F) (A - rare earth element) or 1111-type materials hold the record for the highest superconducting transition temperature observed in the bulk, up to 55K. We employed an array of state-of-the-art experimental techniques to shed first direct light onto the intrinsic bulk charge carrier dynamics in 1111-type superconductors. We find a remarkably strong itinerant response,...
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Twistable electronics with dynamically rotatable heterostructures

Twistable electronics with dynamically rotatable heterostructures

Twistable electronics with dynamically rotatable heterostructures   Rebeca Ribeiro-Palau, Changjian Zhang, Kenji Watanabe, Takashi Taniguchi, James Hone, Cory R. Dean.  Science 361, 690 (2018) DOI: 10.1126/science.aat6981
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D. N. Basov selected as a 2018 Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate Analytics

D. N. Basov selected as a 2018 Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate Analytics

D. N. Basov selected as a 2018 Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate Analytics The top 1% most-cited in their respective fields over a recent 11-year period.
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D.N. Basov named the Moore Foundation Investigator in Quantum Materials 2020-25

D.N. Basov named the Moore Foundation Investigator in Quantum Materials 2020-25

D.N. Basov named the Moore Foundation Investigator in Quantum Materials 2020-25
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Professor Tanya Zelevinsky will receive the 2019 Francis M. Pipkin Award

Professor Tanya Zelevinsky will receive the 2019 Francis M. Pipkin Award

Professor Tanya Zelevinsky will receive the 2019 Francis M. Pipkin Award for "For pioneering research on producing ultracold molecules confined in optical lattices and using them for precision spectroscopy, molecular clock techniques, and tests of fundamental physics."
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Michal Lipson awarded the Comstock Prize

Michal Lipson awarded the Comstock Prize

Michal Lipson awarded the 2019 Comstock Prize in physics by the National Academy of Sciences
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Excitonic superfluid phase in Double Bilayer Graphene

Excitonic superfluid phase in Double Bilayer Graphene

Excitonic superfluid phase in Double Bilayer Graphene J.I.A. Li, T. Taniguchi, K. Watanabe, J. Hone, C.R. Dean. Nature Phys., 22,  274  (2017) DOI: 10.1038/nphys4140
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Center for Nonequilibrium Quantum Phenomena launched

Center for Nonequilibrium Quantum Phenomena launched

Columbia University, Flatiron Institute, Max Planck Society Launch Max Planck–New York City Center for Nonequilibrium Quantum Phenomena.
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D.N. Basov named the Moore Foundation Investigator in Quantum Materials 2020-25

D.N. Basov named the Moore Foundation Investigator in Quantum Materials 2020-25
D.N. Basov named the Moore Foundation Investigator in Quantum Materials 2020-25

Michal Lipson elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Michal Lipson is elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Michal Lipson elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Center for Nonequilibrium Quantum Phenomena launched

Columbia University, Flatiron Institute, Max Planck Society Launch Max Planck–New York City Center for Nonequilibrium Quantum Phenomena.
Center for Nonequilibrium Quantum Phenomena launched

New York Joint Quantum Symposium 2019

The Joint Quantum Symposium, chaired by Sebastian Will, took place at Columbia University from April 18 – 19, 2019. Thanks to all speakers and more than 99 participants for two exciting days filled with talks on quantum materials, quantum sensing, quantum simulation, and quantum computation. We hope to see you again next year!
New York Joint Quantum Symposium 2019

Sebastian Will receives 2019 NSF CAREER award

Sebastian Will receives 2019 NSF CAREER award for the creation of a “Two-dimensional quantum fabric of ultracold dipolar molecules”. Read More.
Sebastian Will receives 2019 NSF CAREER award

Dimitri Basov wins Vannevar Bush fellowship

Dimitri Basov is the winner of the 2019 Vannevar Bush fellowship
Dimitri Basov wins Vannevar Bush fellowship

Michal Lipson awarded the Comstock Prize

Michal Lipson awarded the 2019 Comstock Prize in physics by the National Academy of Sciences
Michal Lipson awarded the Comstock Prize

Michal Lipson elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Michal Lipson elected to the National Academy of Sciences
Michal Lipson elected to the National Academy of Sciences

D. N. Basov selected as a 2018 Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate Analytics

D. N. Basov selected as a 2018 Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate Analytics The top 1% most-cited in their respective fields over a recent 11-year period.
D. N. Basov selected as a 2018 Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate Analytics

QClub Seminars

The QClub seminars bring together researchers in the New York area to discuss their latest work on quantum physics, quantum phenomena, and quantum technologyin an informal setting
QClub Seminars

Professor Tanya Zelevinsky will receive the 2019 Francis M. Pipkin Award

Professor Tanya Zelevinsky will receive the 2019 Francis M. Pipkin Award for "For pioneering research on producing ultracold molecules confined in optical lattices and using them for precision spectroscopy, molecular clock techniques, and tests of fundamental physics."
Professor Tanya Zelevinsky will receive the 2019 Francis M. Pipkin Award

Dimitri Basov will receive the Kenneth J Button Prize

Dimitri Basov is the winner of the 2019 Kenneth J Button Prize “for seminal discoveries in quantum material physics through infrared spectroscopy and nano-optics”
Dimitri Basov will receive the Kenneth J Button Prize

Twistable electronics with dynamically rotatable heterostructures

Twistable electronics with dynamically rotatable heterostructures   Rebeca Ribeiro-Palau, Changjian Zhang, Kenji Watanabe, Takashi Taniguchi, James Hone, Cory R. Dean.  Science 361, 690 (2018) DOI: 10.1126/science.aat6981
Twistable electronics with dynamically rotatable heterostructures

Fundamental limits to graphene plasmonics

Fundamental limits to graphene plasmonics   G. X. Ni, A. S. McLeod, Z. Sun, L. Wang, L. Xiong, K. W. Post, S. S. Sunku, B.-Y. Jiang, J. Hone, C. R. Dean, M. M. Fogler & D. N. Basov.  Nature 557, 530-533 (2018) DOI: 10.1038/s41586-018-0136-9
Fundamental limits to graphene plasmonics

Intrinsic charge dynamics of High-Tc AFeAs(O,F) superconductors

Among the high-temperature  iron-based superconductors, AFeAs(O,F) (A - rare earth element) or 1111-type materials hold the record for the highest superconducting transition temperature observed in the bulk, up to 55K. We employed an array of state-of-the-art experimental techniques to shed first direct light onto the intrinsic bulk charge carrier dynamics in 1111-type superconductors. We find a remarkably strong itinerant response,...
Intrinsic charge dynamics of High-Tc AFeAs(O,F) superconductors

Even denominator fractional quantum Hall states in bilayer graphene

Even denominator fractional quantum Hall states in bilayer graphene J.I.A.Li, C. Tan, S. Chen, Y. Zeng, T. Taniguchi, K. Watanabe, J. Hone, C.R. Dean.  Science 358,  648-652  (2017) DOI: 10.1126/science.aao2521
Even denominator fractional quantum Hall states in bilayer graphene

Excitonic superfluid phase in Double Bilayer Graphene

Excitonic superfluid phase in Double Bilayer Graphene J.I.A. Li, T. Taniguchi, K. Watanabe, J. Hone, C.R. Dean. Nature Phys., 22,  274  (2017) DOI: 10.1038/nphys4140
Excitonic superfluid phase in Double Bilayer Graphene

Mickey McDonald wins 2017 APS Thesis Prize

Dr. Mickey McDonald (PhD'16 in the group of Tanya Zelevinsky) has won the American Physical Society's 2017 Deborah Jin Award for Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Research in Atomic, Molecular, or Optical Physics. Only one PhD recipient from around the world is honored each year.
Mickey McDonald wins 2017 APS Thesis Prize

International Symposium 2017

In honor of the winner of the Hamburg Prize for Theoretical Physics 2017, Prof. Andrew Millis, CUI’s fifth International Symposium covered modern trends in condensed matter physics. CUI and the Joachim Herz Stiftung together presented the prize worth 40.000 Euro in a ceremony on Thursday, 9 November 2017, on Campus Bahrenfeld.
International Symposium 2017

Nanotextured phase coexistence in the correlated insulator V2O3

A. S. McLeod, E. van Heumen, J. G. Ramirez, S. Wang, T. Saerbeck, S. Guenon, M. Goldflam, L. Anderegg, P. Kelly, A. Mueller, M. K. Liu, Ivan K. Schuller and D. N. Basov Nature Physics 13, 80 (2017).
Nanotextured phase coexistence in the correlated insulator V2O3

We perform experimental and theoretical research on condensed matter, atomic and biologically related physics. We have strong links to other activities on campus including the departments of Chemistry, Applied mathematics and Applied Physics, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering departments. We participate in the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center and have close connections to the Simons Foundation’s Flatiron Institute.

One of the prominent research directions of the department of physics at Columbia University is the study of physical systems where interactions between large numbers of elementary particles results in new quantum mechanical phenomena. The research areas of Condensed Matter Physics and Atomic Physics are both focused on these questions, as well as on quantum optics and high precision measurements in fundamental physics. The Condensed Matter Physics group studies such phenomena in a variety of solid systems in one, two and three dimensions using theoretical (Aleiner, Altshuler and Millis) and experimental (Basov, Dean, Pasupathy, Pinczuk, Sahin, Uemura) techniques. The Atomic Physics group (Will, Zelevinsky) studies such questions in the context of interacting dilute gases of atoms and molecules cooled to ultralow temperatures.