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How do the interactions between the vastly many electrons in solids produce the emergent phenomena we recognize as the macroscopic behavior of the materials we encounter in everyday life, and in the exotic materials and devices we engineer in the laboratory?

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The Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics (SITP) is searching for postdoctoral fellows across the full range of theoretical physics.

Applications are invited for the Gordon and Betty Moore Postdoctoral Scholars in Theory of Quantum Materials at the Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics (SITP) beginning in Fall 2020.

We seek candidates with research interests in any area of quantum science and engineering. Candidates are encouraged to describe in their research proposal opportunities for collaboration with one or multiple groups at Stanford.
Nov 19 2018
Sean Hartnoll offers insight on experiments suggesting that exotic superconducting materials share a “strange metal” state characterized by a quantum speed limit.
The John Bardeen Prize was awarded to SITP Professor Sebastian Doniach for “theoretical work that has provided significant insights on the nature of superconductivity and has led to verifiable predictions”.
Xiaoliang Qi was selected as one of five recipients of the Simons Investigator Award in Physics for 2018.
Jun 26 2018
It took nearly a century of trial and error for human scientists to organize the periodic table of elements, arguably one of the greatest scientific achievements in chemistry, into its current form.
Dec 30 2015

If a pebble is thrown into a black hole, an observer outside the black hole will see waves of energy diffuse outwards along the event horizon.


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