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Sumanta Tewari

Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy

  • Ph.D., Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
  • M.S., Physics, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, India

Areas of Research

Condensed Matter

Prof. Tewari's research interests span a wide range of topics in theoretical condensed matter physics including topological quantum computation (TQC), topological superconductors (TS), topological insulators (TI), cuprate high temperature superconductivity, and the physics of ultra-cold atoms in optical lattices. His work on the existence of Majorana zero modes (MZMs) in TS state proximity induced on semiconductor-superconductor (SM-SC) heterostructures in the presence of spin-orbit coupling and Zeeman field, has recently led to experimental success claimed by several different groups worldwide, and may potentially lead to MZM-mediated quantum computation. Earlier, his proposal to realize half quantum vortices (HQVs) in p-wave superconductors, on subsequent development by others, led to experimental claims of its realization in strontium ruthenate. His future research will include studies of topological states and TQC in a variety of condensed matter systems, in addition to high temperature superconductivity and simulation of condensed matter systems using ultra-cold atoms in in optical lattices.

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Sumanta Tewari