The research in Professor Nandini Trivedi’s group focuses on the effects of strong interactions in condensed matter systems and ultracold atoms in optical lattices. The basic idea is to understand how electrons and atoms get organized at very low temperatures and how new phases of matter emerge. For example, we examine quantum phase transitions between superfluids and Mott insulators in optical lattices, and how fermions become entangled into novel spin liquid states.
Some specific areas are:
(1) quantum spin liquids: entanglement, fractionalization, and transport
(2) multi-particle entanglement and quantum information
(3) superconductor-insulator transition
(4) Machine learning for spectral functions
Dr. Trivedi is a member of the Quantum Matter Theory Group at the Ohio State University.