Research group - strongly correlated electrons
The research activities of the group of Jörg Schmalian are in theoretical condensed matter physics. The main interest is the investigation of strongly correlated quantum mechanical many body systems, particularly their new collective behavior emerging due to competing interactions, disorder, non-equilibrium conditions or finite geometries. We are interested in understanding new materials with novel electric, optic, magnetic or thermal properties. Using quantum statistical mechanics and many-body theory, we work on phenomena such as superconductivity, quantum phase transitions, hydrodynamic transport, nano-electronics, magnetism, disordered systems and non-equilibrium dynamics.
For a downloadable research statement see here.
Our group consists of Bachelor and Master Students, PhD students and postdocs. For a list of the group members see here.
The research activities of the group are:
Theory of unconventional superconductivity, such as superconductivity without quasi-particles, superconducting fluctuations, topological superconductivity, disorder in superconductors
Electron hydrodynamics and quantum transport with particular emphasis on Dirac systems such as graphene and electron-phonon fluids
Complex order in quantum materials: nematicity, time-reversal symmetry breaking, vestigial order
Out-of-equilibrium dynamics and quantum quenches in many-body systems
Disordered systems: from quantum Griffiths behavior to self-generated glasses