Sudip Chakravarty

Sudip Chakravarty
Distinguished Professor
Theoretical Condensed Matter

Office: 6-137A Knudsen
Phone: (310) 825-4974
E-Mail: [javascript protected email address]

Educational Background: 

Current Graduate Students:

  • Ian Powell
  • Nicholas Rombes
  • Jian Wang
  • Steve Durr

Former Graduate Students:

  • Xun Jia
    Associate professor, UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Angela Kopp
    Strategic Growth Associate,
    D. E. Shaw Group, New York
  • L.-D. Chang
  • R.R.P. Singh
    Professor, UC Davis
  • P. Kopietz
    C4 Professor, University of Frankfurt, Germany
  • Shubha Tewari
    Assistant professor, Western New England University
  • G. Castilla
    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • O. Syljuasen
    Professor,University of Oslo
  • L. Yin
    Professor, University of Beijing
  • K. Voelker
  • H. K. Nguyen
    Finance, Wall Street
  • Sumanta Tewari
    Associate Professor, Clemson University
  • Pallab Goswami
    Assistant Professor, Northwestern University
  • Jonghyoun Eun
  • Arash Bellaford
    Postdoc, Biophysics, Harvard
  • Chen-Hsuan Hsu
    Postdoc, RIKEN, Japan
  • Antonio Russo
    Postdoc, Virginia Tech
  • Zhiqiang Wang
    Postdoc, McMaster University

Former Post Doctoral Associates:

  • David Garcia-Aldea
    UNED, Madrid, Spain
  • D. Orgad
    Professor, Hebrew University, Israel
  • D. Waxman
    Faculty, University of Sussex, U.K.
  • G. I. Ingold
    Professor, University of Augsburg, Germany
  • A.D. Stone
    Professor, Yale University
  • G. Zimanyi
    Professor, UC Davis
  • M. Wollensak
    Industry, Germany
  • M.P. Gelfand
    Professor, Colorado State
  • A. Sudbo
    Professor, Univesrity of Trondheim, Norway
  • L. Pryadko
    Associate Professor, UC Riverside
  • H. Y. Kee
    Professor, University of Toronto
  • J. P. Hu
    Professor, School of Physical Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing
  • Cristina Bena
    Faculty, LPS Orsay, France
  • John Fjaerestad
    Lecturer of theoretical physics, University of Queensland, Australia
  • Amit Ghosal
    Faculty, IISER, Kolkata, India
  • Ipsita Mandal
    Assistant Professor, IIT Kharagpur, India

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interest: 

Chakravarty's research interest involves quantum theory of collective behavior of electronic systems. He is interested in theories of high temperature superconductivity, dissipative quantum systems, quantum phase transition and criticality, localization transition in interacting systems, and the concept of von Neumann entropy in quantum phase transitions. He is currently actively interested in competing electronic states in high temperature superconductors, in particular in understanding the surprising magnetic quantum oscillations discovered recently in these superconductors. His past accomplishments include theories of quantum phase transition in double well and arrays of Josephson junction systems coupled to a dissipative bath, criticality of Ising spin glass through high-order series expansion, path-integral analysis of electronic weak localization in disordered electrons, quantum magnetism and criticality in Heisenberg magnets in relation to high temperature superconductors, electron-electron interaction based mechanism of superconductivity in doped fullerenes, frustrated kinetic energy driven superconductivity in multilayered high temperature superconductors, and the proposal of the hidden d-density wave order as an explanation of the enigmatic pseudogap phase in high temperature superconductors, which he is still vigorously pursuing.

Selected Publications: 

Selected Non-technical Publications

Recent Conferences:

Photo Credit: Klaus Schoenwiese, Discover, September 1995