Mark Rudner receives ERC Starting Grant
NBIA Associate Professor Mark Rudner has been awarded a prestigious Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC).
Mark's research is centered around a wide range of interesting new phases of matter and quantum phenomena in condensed matter systems, building on some of the great discoveries of the last decade. In additional to unveiling new fundamental aspects of quantum many-body systems, some of the more exotic predicted phenomena may even hold the key to developing new robust platforms for quantum information processing. The challenge now is to find actual materials or physical systems where these exciting new phenomena may be realized. Motivated by this challenge, and inspired by the great strides achieved on the experimental side in recent years, Mark seeks to understand what new robust quantum many-body phenomena may be accessible in driven quantum systems.
The ERC grant will allow Mark to consolidate his existing research group and expand in new directions. In particular, Mark's group will explore new approaches for identifying and realizing topological phenomena in driven systems, obtaining along the way a broader and deeper understanding of quantum dynamics in non-equilibrium many-body systems.