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



August 23-25, 2021  Paris, France

ICAC Germany 2021
International Conference on Applied Chemistry
Munich Germany July 01-03 2021
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, national and world-wide rankings not withstanding. To learn more about the history of Physics at Wake, its programs and emphases, and what we are doing today that makes Wake a truly extraordinary environment for graduate studies: see the PhysicsProject@Wake.


At Wake, a small but energetic group of faculty and students has formed to investigate the Quantum foundations of  Information Theory and Logic. Our simple approach to "How to build a quantum computer" is led by the talented novices of the Quantum Computing Group.

The architecture we are using is known as SQuIRLs. The computer itself is named "Pauli."

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 Institute. Many of these collaboratives still meet regularly through the 4C11 Society


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