My field of research is theoretical condensed matter physics; I am a member of the Sofo research group.
I find exceeding value in the fundamental nature of physics and mathematics. On one hand, this means they can be worked with from basic principles in a clear, understandable way. On the other hand, their fundamental nature means they’re very broadly applicable, a characteristic exemplified by condensed matter and materials physics. That is the main reason for my interest in this area – additionally, they can be very tangible and familiar as well, as we experience and observe material phenomena and properties every day.
The focus of my current work is a theoretical study of symmetry breaking in bilayer graphene. More specifically, I study the ordering of the eight nearly degenerate lowest Landau levels in bilayer graphene, given by the tight-binding model, as a function of parameters (namely, electric field and pressure) that can be experimentally controlled.