Sudip Chakravarty

Distinguished Professor
Condensed Matter Theory
Office: Knudsen 6-137A
Phone: 310-825-4974

Curriculum Vita

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Research Interest

Professor 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

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Selected Non-Technical Publications

  • Sudip Chakravarty,From Complexity to Simplicity Science, Vol. 319. no. 5864, pp. 735 - 736 (February 2008)
  • S. Chakravarty, Cuprate Superconductors: A Broken Symmetry in Search of a Mechanism, Science, Vol. 266, 386-387 (1994) (view pdf version)
  • S. Chakravarty, Freedom to Choose: Is it a Waste?, Physics Today, 53 (1995) (view pdf version)
  • S. Chakravarty, Quantum Magnetism and Its Many Avatars, Science, Vol. 278, 1412-1413(1997) (view pdf version)
  • S. Chakravarty, Thought of Dr. Leggett, Nature 332, 315 (1988) (view pdf version)

Recent Conferences

  • Co-organizer, "Unconventional Order in Strongly Correlated Systems", Aspen Winter Conference (2014)
  • Co-organizer, "Contrasting Superconductivity of Pnictides and Cuprates", Aspen Winter Conference (2011)
  • Organizer, "C60 and Superconductivity", UCLA (1991)
  • Co-organizer (S. Chakravarty and P. W. Anderson), Aspen Summer Workshop, "Correlations, Fullerenes and Molecular Superconductors" (1992)
  • Co-organizer (S. Chakravarty, H. -W. Jiang, S. Kivelson) "Critical Problems in Disordered Metals", UCLA (1998)
  • Co-organizer (S. Chakravarty and G. Aeppli), Aspen Winter Conference, "Quantum Criticality" (1999)
  • Co-organizer (S. Chakravarty and E. Abrahams), Aspen Winter Conference, "High Temperature Superconductivity" (2001)
  • Co-organizer (S. Chakravarty, S. Habib, A. Kapitulnik, and M. Troyer), Aspen Summer Workshop, "Coherence and Dissipation in Quantum Systems" (2004)
  • Co-organizer (S. Chakravarty, Elihu Abrahams, Rutgers and Jenny Hoffman, Harvard), "2005 Aspen Winter Conference on High Temperature superconductivity" (2005)
  • Co-Chair (w/ D. N. Basov), Gordon Research Conference on Correlated Electron Systems, Jun 13-18, 2010

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, Industry
  • 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, Google
  • H. K. Nguyen, Finance, Wall Street
  • Sumanta Tewari, Associate Professor, Clemson University
  • Pallab Goswami, Assistant Professor, Northwestern University
  • Jonghyoun Eun, Finance
  • Arash Bellaford, Postdoc, Biophysics, Harvard
  • Chen-Hsuan Hsu, Postdoc, RIKEN, Japan
  • Antonio Russo, Postdoc, Virginia Tech
  • Zhiqiang Wang, Postdoc, McMaster University

Former Postdoctoral 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