NIMS Condensed Matter Theory

Theoretical Exploration of the Material World!

Materials contain a huge number of electrons, typically in the order of Avogadro's number, which interact with each other via Coulomb forces and spin exchange. These interactions generate collective excitations, which in turn give rise to various properties such as superconductivity and magnetism at low temperatures. We are interested in such phenomena driven by many-body effects and are seeking to innovate fundamental concepts of materials by utilizing analytical and computational methods. We are currently working on high-temperature superconductivity, interplay of superconductivity and magnetism, critical phenomena and quantum phase transitions, and novel quantum states such as an electronic nematic state.

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Ph.D. Positions

We are seeking for highly motivated PhD candidates, who have a strong interest in theoretical condensed matter physics; the textbooks below may be useful for our theoretical research. The present PhD course emphasizes the development of ability to perceive and innovate fundamental concepts of materials through theoretical studies. The successful candidates will belong to Department of Condensed Matter Physics, Graduate School of Science, Hokkaido University , and carry out a PhD project at NIMS in Tsukuba, receiving the NIMS Graduate Research Assistantship with a monthly stipend of about 180,000JPY. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, and contact information for one reference by e-mail or post . Application materials will not be returned.

NIMS Internship Program

We offer NIMS Internship Program for those who wish to work with us before entering our PhD course. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae by e-mail .

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