We are excited to sponsor Dr. Darius Torchinsky in his new Nonlinear and Ultrafast Spectroscopy of Correlated Matter lab at Temple University. Dr. Torchinsky is a recipient of our Cold Science Exploration Awards Lab Startup Grant.
Lab Startup Grant - Dr. Darius Torchinsky
Posted 26 April, 2017
DESCRIPTION OF PRINCIPAL RESEARCH:
Dr. Torchinsky’s research focus is in the physics of strongly-correlated electron systems, a broad-brush term to describe materials from iron-and copper based superconductors, to so-called "heavy" fermion systems to 4d and 5d transition metal oxides. These materials are characterized by electron-electron interactions so strong as to invalidate a picture wherein constituent quasiparticles can be considered non-interacting entities within a mean field of their cohorts. They are the primary hosts of emergent phenomena - the collective behavior of the many constituent charges and spins conspire to create a macroscopic quantum ground state. The group's goal is to understand, at a microscopic level, how emergent behavior arises using the cutting-edge tools of modern nonlinear and ultrafast optical spectroscopy.
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