Research Fields - Theoretical Condensed Matter
Condensed matter physics is a branch of physics that deals with the physical properties of phases of matter, involving many interacting particles. The field of condensed matter physics is very broad, covering essentially all topics in physics except those related to elementary particles, astrophysics and cosmology.
The theoretical group deals with a wide range of topics, from complex liquids and soft matter, amorphous solids and glassy states, through liquid crystals and soft living systems, to exotic order solids such as quasi-crystals and complex electronic structures. Work on electronic ordering in various materials can lead to unexpected collective phases, such as superconductors, non-Fermi and Luttinger liquids, and topological phases.
The thread line between these different topics is the fact that the collective behavior observed in condensed matter systems is very different from what would be expected from the microscopic description of the underlying particles and interactions. As stated beautifully in a famous paper by Nobel Laureate, Prof. P. Anderson: "More is different".
Amnon Aharony*, David Andelman, Yohai Bar Sinai, David Bergman*, Rafi Bistritzer, Yehiel Distanik*, Eli Eisenbeg, Ora Entin*, Victor Fleurov, Moshe Goldstein, Roni Ilan, Yacov Kantor, Ron Lifshitz, Roman Mints*, Moshe Schwartz*, Eran Sela