Condensed Matter Theory Group
Andreas Bill, Professor
Department of Physics & Astronomy
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840-9505
Hall of Science (HSCI), Room 262
News of the group
Sabbatical leave (2013-14). Andreas Bill is presently on sabbatical leave at the
Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid (CSIC), Spain. Contact should be made via email.
Congratulations to former student Thomas E. Baker who won the Kennedy Reed Award for
Best Theoretical Research by a graduate student (Nov. 2013). The research has been done during his Master's thesis in our group
and is related to the work submitted recently (See the publication list).
George Wang from our group also presented a talk on "Simulations of the Time Dependent Crystallization of Amorphous Thin Films".
New National Science Foundation Grant awarded! The group has been awarded a new grant from the National Science Foundation for 2013-2016.
Southern California Physics GRE Boot Camp, August 23-24, 2013 at CSU Long Beach
The next boot camp organized by the CPAPC here in southern CA by C. Kwon and A.B. takes place Friday August 23 and Saturday 24th, 2013.
See the CPAPC website for more information
Congratulations to Adam Moke who has been added to the Dean's list of University Scholars and Artists,
following the path of Tom Baker (2012) and Adam Richie-Halford (2010).
Congratulations to Hamed Sadeghi and Adam Moke who will start their PhD at USC and UCLA in the Fall 2013, respectively.
The Southern California Condensed Matter Theory Meeting was organized by S. Haas (USC), M. Peterson and A.B. at CSU Long Beach on April 12, 2013.
See the program on the following socalCMT13 webpage of the meeting.
APS March Meeting of 2013 in Baltimore, MD Tom Baker and A.B. presented talks on the long range triplet component of the
order parameter in a magnetic Josephson junction.
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Condensed Matter Theory is the field of Physics in which we develop theoretical models and offer predictions that
can be tested experimentally to understand the properties of compounds found in the condensed form,
solids in paricular. The challenge is to develop an understanding of systems that involve an enormous number of
particles (electrons and ions) and discuss how different states of matter (such as superconductivity,
metallic, insulating, magnetic, ferroelectric, etc.) arise and coexist.
Our group presently works along two main avenues:
1) The understanding of hybrid nano structures where a superconductor
is placed in proximity to an inhomogeneous magnetic material or a graphene multilayer;
2) The description of crystallization
in solids through the determination of the grain distribution which greatly affect their electronic, magnetic, and optical properties.
Students are invited to participate in the research and gain valuable hands-on experience that often
result in the publication of our results (see our publications)
We are developing a Computational Physics option
. Please have a look at our
Computational Physics webpage
Read more about our work