Welcome to the home page of our research group at UCLA. Our group consists of:
Rahul Roy (Asst. Prof.), Fenner Harper (Postdoc),
David Bauer, Albert Brown, Dominic Reiss (Graduate Students)
This site outlines some of our teaching and research activities.
We work in the field of condensed matter theory, which is devoted to the study of systems with many particles where quantum effects are important. A particular theme of our research here at UCLA is the study of topological phases and other topological aspects of condensed matter.
Condensed matter systems, due to their inherent complexity, often have measurable properties which are not quantized. In some rare cases, there is a quantization of observable properties. When this happens, there is almost always a topological explanation. These rare cases are the focus of our research.