Welcome to the home page of our research group at UCLA. Our group consists of: Rahul Roy (Assoc. Prof.), Adrian Culver (Postdoc), Bartholomew Andrews (Postdoc), Pratik Sathe, Rithwik Pandey and Vijay Patel (Graduate Students). This site introduces and outlines some of our 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.