QSE / QSE Research Groups / Jason Alicea
Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy;
Quantum Condensed Matter (theory);
123 Bridge Annex (34)
As a condensed matter theorist, I am broadly interested in uncovering new exotic phenomena that emerge from the interplay between topology and quantum mechanics. Topological phases of matter that host emergent particles known as `anyons' are a particular fascination. I often draw inspiration from the idea that one can design experimentally realistic blueprints for these phases by piecing together well-understood components.