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Condensed Matter Theory Group

Andreas Bill
Professor, Chair
Chair of the APS Far West Section

Department of Physics & Astronomy
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840-9505

Tel: +1-562-985-8616
Fax: +1-562-985-7924
Email: On-site location:
Hall of Science (HSCI), Room 262

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News of the group & department

  • Nicholas Werner joins the group to work on multilayer structures. Welcome!
  • Brendan Chan Congratulations! Brendan finished his Master's degree and will join the PhD program at The Ohio State University in the Fall 2017. Brendan worked on magnetic Josephson junctions in the diffusive regime and presented at the APS March meeting in 2017. He was supported in part by the NSF grant. Great job!
  • Travis Thompson Congratulations! Travis finished his Master's degree with Prof. Tapavicza in the department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He will stick around working on DFT, GPU programming and the crystallization of solids in our group.
  • Jacquelinne Mejia Sandoval Congratulations! Jacquelinne finished her Honors Thesis and graduated with a B.A. in Physics. She will be seeking a job and applying for the single subject credential program. crystallization of solids in our group.
  • Renyu Wang joins the group to work on magnetic Josephson junctions. Welcome!
  • CSULB Physics Alumni LinkedIn Group and Twitter (@CSULBPhysics) The department has a CSULB Physics Alumni LinkedIn group since several years. We are also on twitter. Follow us at @CSULBPhysics.
  • APS Bridge Program Andreas Bill and 8 Bridge Students attended the APS Graduate Education and Bridge Program conference in Washington DC in February 2017. They presented the Master's program and three students presented their research. AB and Bridge Fellow Leslie Davis also participated in the National Advisory Board meeting to present the CSULB Bridge Site activities. The trip ended with the meeting of the Bridge Program Architect's Council, of which AB is a member, to discusses the next phase of the Bridge Program.
  • Andreas Bill is the 2017 Chair of APS Far West Section. As such he went in January 2017 to the APS Convocation and Congressional Visit Day to promote Science at Congress and Senate, to participate in the 2nd APS Medal award evening and the Convocation of the APS sections, forums and divisions.

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  • Activities

    Condensed Matter Theory is the field of Physics in which we develop theoretical models and offer predictions that can be tested experimentally to understand the properties of compounds found in the condensed form, solids in particular. The challenge is to develop an understanding of systems that involve an enormous number of particles (electrons and ions) and discuss how different states of matter (such as superconductivity, metallic, insulating, magnetic, ferroelectric, etc.) arise and coexist.

    Our group presently works along two main avenues: 1) Coexisting quantum phases in heterogeneous structures: We aim at understanding hybrid nanostructures where a superconductor is placed in proximity to an inhomogeneous magnetic material or other low-dimensional systems; 2) Crystallization of solids: We develop a theory of the non-equilibrium grain distribution that affects their electronic, magnetic, and optical properties.

    Students are invited to participate in the research and gain valuable hands-on experience that often result in the publication of our results ( see our publication list.)

    Faculty members in theoretical physics are developing a Computational Physics option.

    Read more about our work