Condensed Matter Physics

University of Colorado at Boulder


Welcome to Condensed Matter Physics at the Physics Department of the University of Colorado at Boulder. One of the largest sub-fields of physics, CMP addresses the properties of systems with many interacting degrees of freedom, such as solids, liquids, and liquid crystals.

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Paul Beale Theory Phase Transitions and Critical Phenomena
Meredith Betterton Theory Biophysics
Noel Clark Experiment Liquid Crystals and Biological Membranes
Dan Dessau Experiment Electronic Structure, Photoemission Spectroscopy
Ken Douglas Experiment Nanofabrication and Nanoscale Structures
Matthew Glaser Theory Computational Materials Science, Liquid Crystals
Victor Gurarie Theory Degenerate Atomic Gases, Random Elastic Media, Conformal Field Theory
Allen Hermann Experiment Superconductivity, Batteries, Photovoltaics
Michael Hermele Theory Strongly Correlated Systems, Frustrated Magnetism, Exotic Quantum   Phases and Critical Points
Konrad Lehnert (JILA/Physics) Experiment Mesoscopics, Coulomb Blockade Devices
Joseph Maclennan Experiment Liquid Crystals, Experiments and Simulations
Kyle McElroy Experiment Scanning Tunneling Microscopy, Electronic Structure, Surface Science
John Price Experiment Low Temperature Physics, Molecular Electronics, Molecular Crystals
Tom Perkins (JILA/MCDB) Experiment Biophysics
Leo Radzihovsky Theory Soft Condensed Matter, Superconductivity, Disorder, Degenerate Atomic Gases
Charles Rogers Experiment Nonlinear Optics, Magnetic Thin Films
Ivan I. Smalyukh Experiment Soft Condensed Matter, Liquid Crystals, Biomolecular Materials, Optics and Photonics

This historical picture shows CU CMP students and faculty in 1987.


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