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Paul CrowellPaul Crowell and his research group focus on the transport of spin across interfaces between dissimilar materials as well as spin dynamics and relaxation in systems far from equilibrium. He is also interested in the excitations of inhomogeneous magnetic systems, particularly vortices. These experiments are carried out using transport and optical techniques developed in the Crowell group. 

Condensed matter physics, and the closely associated discipline of materials physics, are the largest subfields in physics. Condensed matter research at Minnesota spans a range that includes the strange properties of electricity at nanoscales, to activities that may truly be considered "high science," understanding phenomena such as "superfluids," ^{3}He and ^{4}He.
Condensed matter and materials physics have been the sources of numerous technologies important to daily life. These include compound semiconductor electronics, magnetic and optical storage systems, liquid crystal displays, and semiconductor lasers. Among the many efforts at Minnesota aimed at future technology are the experiments in spintronics, which are attempting to solve problems associated with the coupling of a semiconductor and a ferromagnet. Several of the condensed matter faculty members participate in the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, a collaborative effort by the University that crosses departmental boundaries.
The condensed matter group at Minnesota investigates a wide range of experimental and theoretical problems in superconductivity and superfluidity, magnetism, mesoscopic physics, liquid crystals, semiconductors, surface physics and complexity.
Fiona Burnell  Exotic phases of matter phases not described by the conventional Landau classification based on broken symmetries. 
Charles E. Campbell  The manybody theory and statistical mechanics of quantum spin systems and of strongly correlated quantum fluids. 
Andrey Chubukov  
Paul Crowell  Spin dynamics and transport in ferromagnets and ferromagnetsemiconductor heterostructures. 
E. Dan Dahlberg  
Rafael Fernandes  Strongly correlated electron systems. Unconventional superconductivity. Competing phases and emergent order. Disorder effects in quantum phase transitions. 
Eric Ganz  Calculations of the properties of novel Materials 
Allen Goldman  Properties of superconductors and selected magnetic materials in the configuration of thin films. 
Martin Greven  Experimental condensed matter physics. Hightemperature superconductivity. Lowdimensional magnetism. Crystal growth of quantum materials. Neutron and Xray scattering. Charge transport. 
J. Woods Halley  Condensed matter and chemical physics theory, simulation and experiment with an emphasis on interfaces and models of prebiotic evolution. 
ChengCher Huang  
James Kakalios  Experimental Condensed Matter: Amorphous Semiconductors, Fluctuation Phenomena in Neurological Systems, Segregation in Granular Media 
Alex Kamenev  Theoretical condensed matter physics, disordered systems and glasses, fieldtheoretical treatment of manybody systems, mesoscopic systems, out of equilibrium systems 
Natalia Perkins  Strongly correlated electron systems. Frustrated magnetism. Orbital physics. Competing phases and emergent order in systems with strong spinorbit coupling. 
Vlad Pribiag  My research focuses on quantum electronic transport in lowdimensional semiconductor systems. 
Boris Shklovskii  Theory of transport and electronelectron correlations in disordered systems, quantum Hall effect, hopping conduction and metalnonmetal transition. 
Oriol T. Valls  Superconducting and Magnetic Proximity Effects in F/S nanostructures; Exotic forms of superconductivity; Charge and Spin Transport in F/S nanostructures; Superfluid Hydrodynamics; Dynamics of quantum Crystals. 
Jorge Vinals  Pattern formation outside of thermodynamic equilibrium. Nonlinear dynamics, bifurcation, and chaos. Defect motion in soft matter and in complex fluids such as block copolymers and nematic suspensions. 
Michael Zudov  Nonequlibrium transport in quantum Hall systems 
Ben Frederick Intoy  Nonequlibrium physics, Complex systems, evolutionary game theory. 
Peter Orth  Nonequilibrium dynamics of interacting quantum manybody systems, quantum magnetism with competing interactions, and interaction effects in graphene and topological insulators. 
Konstantin Reich  Transport and optical properties of arrays of nanocrystals, SrTiO3, electronic and phononic physics of low dimensional structures 
Ioannis Rousochatzakis  
Michael Schuett  Nonequilibrium properties and transport in critical, interacting and disordered manybody systems. Novel properties exhibited in materials when exposed to a rapidly changing environment. 
Marc Schulz  topological states of matter, topological phases transitions, anyons, frustrated magnetism, linkedcluster methods, etc. 
Tigran Sedrakyan  
Guichuan Yu  Xray and neutron scattering studies of the highTc superconductors. Crystal growth and characterization. Torque magnetometry. 
Terence BretzSullivan  Experimental condensed matter physics, superconducting nanowires, collective modes in superconductors, and ionic liquid gating of oxide nanostructures 
Barry Costanzi  
Danqing Deng  
Quentin Ebner  
Andrew Galkiewicz  
Tobias Gulden  Topology in condensed matter physics, topological phases and topological phase transitions. Applications of algebraic topology in condensed matter physics. 
Jian Kang  strongly correlated electron system, including high Tc superconductivity, magnetism, and etc. 
Olesya Koroteeva  
Yangmu Li  
Changjiang Liu  
Peter Martin  Molecular biophysics of membrane proteins and lipid membranes 
Ilana Percher  
Zvie Razieli  
Gaurav Shukla  Thermoelastic properties of lower mantle Minerals 
Yang Tang  
Xiaoyu Wang  macroscopic quantum phenomena, phase transitions, high Tc superconductivity 
Boyi Yang  Ionic Liquid Doping of High Tc Cuprates 