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Horace White Professor of Physics Emeritus
Density functional theory and field theoretic methods in both classical and quantal systems; matter at high densities and in reduced dimensionality, including the two-dimensional electron gas and confined electron systems; superlattice hetero-structures, their electronic structure, and their transport properties; metallic hydrogen and its electronically ordered alloys. The general theory of superconductivity.
- Laboratory of Atomic and Solid State Physics (LASSP)
- Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS)
Present research themes are centered on the theory of strongly correlated many-particle systems, both classical and quantal, and high-temperature superconductivity.
Topics of special interest include:
Chemical pre-compression, and higher superconductivity in the lower elements in combination
Ground state liquid metals and their possible superfluidity
Ordered states of condensed matter at elevated pressures
Quantum and classical density functional theories (and applications)
General symmetry aspects of the metal-insulator transition
Theory of melting, and other first-order phase transitions
Theory of metallic hydrogen and its alloys