My research group explores the fundamental roles that dimension, topology, and symmetry play in the emergent properties of condensed matter systems. This is a natural outgrowth of our long history in nano- systems. Explorations of these so called "quantum materials" sometimes yield opportunities in the development of new technologies. Other times, they may simply instruct us on the deeper meanings and connections in our world. Both of these possibilities, the basic and the applied, are welcomed and embraced by my research team. Through our work, we hope to add our distinctive voice to the truly transformative science of this era. Pro Humanitate 



Outside of the Lab

It's 2021 and COVID-19 still dictates travel plans, speaking engagements, collaborations, and more. My group and I are doing our best to work around these disruptions... 


August 23-25, 2021  Paris, France

Keyboard and Mouse

Recent Research Results

Curiously Time Consuming Personal Projects

Wake Forest University is a deeply loved institution by most who work and study here. But it is still a largely misunderstood University, its national and world-wide rankings not withstanding. To learn more about the history of the Physics Department at Wake, its programs and emphases, and what we are doing to make Wake a truly standout environment for doing physics research: the PhysicsProject@Wake.


Here at Wake, we have formed a small group of faculty and students that investigate the  Quantum Mechanical Foundations of Physics and Information Theory, or as we call it "How to build a quantum computer in a few easy steps." the Quantum Computing Group

Friends, Influencers and Colleagues, from the steps of the MPI-FKF to the world. My group has rather strong ties to the Max-Planck fur Festkorperforschung, Max-Planck fur Metallforschung, as well as several Fraunhofer Institut. Many of these collaboratives still meet regularly through the 4C11 Society


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