Computational Condensed Matter

Computational condensed matter uses computers to study fundamental properties of matter and energy, and their interactions. Computational research conducted by the condensed matter theory group at the Physics Department includes:

  • Light-matter interaction with the focus on quantum transport phenomena in low-dimensional semiconductor nanostructures and graphene, including nonlinear exciton and polariton dynamics;
  • Computer-assisted search for novel dielectric materials for energy storage;
  • Development of new technologies for optical modulators and waveguides, including graphene-based photonic crystals;
  • Bose-Einstein condensates of ultra-cold Rydberg atoms.


Left: Formation of a turbulent exciton Bose-Einstein condensate in coupled semiconductor quantum wells. Right: Computational design of a graphene-based polariton switch.

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