Collaborators and students for James K. Freericks


Ralf Bulla (University of Augsburg)

Ralf has worked with me on inelastic light scattering in the Hubbard model. We used his numerical renormalization group solutions for the Green's functions to calculate the inelastic light scattering response function.

Lance Cooper (University of Illinois, Urbana, Champaign)

Lance is an experimentalist who works on Raman scattering in strongly correlated materials. He is working with us on scattering in charge density wave compounds and in understanding and using new optical sum rules for inelastic light scattering.

Tom Devereaux (University of Waterloo)

Tom collaborates on inelastic light scattering in strongly correlated materials. We have investigated nonresonant Raman and inelastic x-ray scattering along with resonant Raman scattering. We currently are working on models of the RIXS process.

Alex Hewson (Imperial College)

Alex is a collaborator on transport properties for the periodic Anderson model, particularly in situations where the strongly correlated material is made into a multilayer nanostructure.

Christian Gruber (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne)

Christian has been a co-worker on a number of problems for the Falicov-Kimball model, mainly concentrating on phase separation and on the charge-density-wave ordered state.

Rudi Hackl (Walther-Meisser Institute, Garching)

Rudi is an experimentalist who works on Raman scattering in high temperature superconductors and heavy Fermion compounds. We have one joint publication on high-Tc systems.

Mark Jarrell (University of Cincinnati)

Mark has been a collaborator since 1992. We have worked together on the DMFT solution of the Hubbard, Holstein, and periodic Anderson models, all with quantum Monte Carlo. We also have investigated a number of different perturbative approaches. Currently we are looking at the DCA as it is applied to Raman scattering and optical conductivity in the Falicov-Kimball model.

Barbara Jones (IBM, Almaden Research Center)

Barbara works on spin-dependent transport and spintronics. Her current focus is on current-induced magnetic domain-wall motion in nanopillars. She is a co-PI on a Nanotechnology Interdisciplinary Research Team award from NSF. She has hosted two students for one year at the IBM site: Ling Chen and Alexander Joura.

Barri Letfulov (deceased) (Institute of Metal Physics)

Barri worked with me on a simple theory for the manganites and on how the electron-phonon interaction modifies the phase separation of the Falicov-Kimball model. He passed away in 2002.

Romek Lemanski (Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research)

Romek has worked with me on many problems in the Falicov-Kimball model, but with much of the emphasis lying in the problems of phase separation, charge-density-wave order, and the competition between the two.

Eliott Lieb (Princeton University)

Elliott and I have worked on two main problems---(i) magnetism and spin quantum numbers in electron-phonon problems (where we proved that the ground state is a unique spin-singlet state for a large number of problems), and (ii) phase separation in the Falicov-Kimball model (where we proved that the segregation principle, that the ions phase separate from the electrons at large U, holds in all dimensions).

Amy Liu (Georgetown University)

Amy and I have mainly worked on combining density functional theory with many-body physics to formulate self-consistent theories of superconductivity in materials under high pressure, in materials that have strong anharmonic effects, and in materials that have vertex corrections. She is a co-PI on the Nanotechnology Interdisciplinary Research Team grant from NSF, and we are currently trying to combine density functional theory of magnetic and charge properties of interfaces with many-body physics transport codes for multilayered nanostructures.

Nicolas Macris (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne)

Nicolas worked with me on a number of problems in the Falicov-Kimball model including phase separation and charge-density-wave ordered phases.

Jerry Mahan (Pennsylvania State University)

Gerry has worked with me on properties of anharmonic phonons and the electron phonon interaction. We also have had a number of discussions about thermopower problems.

Hartmut Monien (University of Bonn)

Hartmut worked with me on a number of problems of the Bose Hubbard model from a strong-coupling perturbation theory approach. These included the Mott transition in pure systems, the Insulator-Glass transition in disordered systems, and the effects of magnetic fields on the Mott insulator-compressible phase transition.

Nate Newman (Arizona State University)

Nate makes Josephson junctions with barriers out of Tantalum Nitride, which can be tuned through the metal-insulator transition by adjusting the concentration of Tantalum in the system. I am planning on developing a theory specifically oriented to this system.

Elisabeth Nicol (University of Guelph)

Elisabeth and I worked on a number of problems related to vertex corrections in superconductors. We focused on tunneling in lead, generic properties in electron-phonon systems, and also on superconductivity in anharmonic materials like Lithium.

Thomas Pruschke

Thomas has collaborated on a number of problems in DMFT ranging from optical conductivity in the Hubbard model to Raman scattering. We wrote a review article together on transport properties in DMFT.

Serhii Shafraniuk (Northwestern University)

Serhii and I are planning a collaboration on nonequilibrium properties of Josephson junctions, especially the current-voltage characteristics and the switching speed.

Andrij Shvaika (Instidute of Condensed Matter Physics)

Andrij has worked on the problem of resonant Raman scattering and on using the dynamical cluster approximation for nonresonant Raman scattering in two dimensions. Both problems are solved for the Falicov-Kimball model.

Daniel Ueltschi (University of Arizona)

Daniel worked with Elliott Lieb and myself on the phase separation problem in the Falicov-Kimball model on an arbitrary bipartite lattice. We were able to prove the longheld segregation principle conjecture.

Veljko Zlatic (Institute of Physics)

Veljko has collaborated on problems in the Falicov-Kimball model and in anharmonic effects in the electron-phonon problem. He has worked most on properties of YbInCu4 and on thermal transport. We have also written a number of review articles on the Falicov-Kimball model together.

Graduate and Postdoctoral Advisers

Richard Scalettar (1993--1994, University of California, Davis)

During my postdoctoral fellowship at UC Davis, I worked on a number of problems in the electron-phonon interaction and on the Bose Hubbard model.

Doug Scalapino (1991--1993, University of California, Santa Barbara)

Doug introduced me to the electron-phonon problem, many-body perturbation theory, and quantum Monte Carlo techniques. Most of our work together focused on different aspects of the Holstein model.

Leo Falicov (1989--1991, University of California, Berkeley, deceased)

Leo was my graduate advisor. We worked on a problem in magnetic breakdown, and several problems in exact diagonalization, including a discovery of hidden symmetry in a wide range of intermediately sized small clusters. He passed away in 1996.

Postdoctoral Fellows

Volodmyr Turkowski (2003-- )

Volodomyr is working on developing a nonequilibrium formalism for the many-body problem and solving it for the Falicov-Kimball model.

Niki Tahvildar-Zadeh (2003-- )

Niki is working on transport properties of Josephson junctions including calculating the figure of merit with an equilibrium formalism and eventually working on developing a nonequilibrium formalism.

Denis Demchenko (2002-- )

Denis has worked with me on thermal transport problems and on the metal-insulator transition away from particle-hole symmetry. He also works with Amy Liu on DFT problems ranging from nanomagnets to magnetic metal/semiconductor interfaces.

Branislav Nikolic (2000--2002, now at University of Delaware)

Branislav worked on a number of problems in Josephson junctions including tuning barriers through the MIT, examining quasiparticle DOS and the minigap, and examining Schottky barrier effects. He is now an assistant professor.

Alex Quandt (1999--2001, now at the University of Greifswald)

Alex worked jointly with myself and Amy Liu. He worked with me on thermal transport problems, and with Amy on nanotubes made from boron and carbon. He is now an assistant professor.

Paul Miller (1997--2000, now at Brandeis University)

Paul worked on the Josephson junction problem, developing a number of computer codes for calculating the critical current and the normal state resistance. He is currently working in neuroscience at Brandeis.

Sven Rudin (1997--1999, now at Los Alamos National Laboratory)

Sven was a joint postdoc with myself and Amy Liu. He worked on high pressure phases of Sulfur and Selenium, on determining the electron-phonon interaction in Indium, and on anharmonic phonons in Lithium. He is currently at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Woonki Chung (1996--1999, now at Georgetown University)

Woonki worked on the original Falicov-Kimball metal insulator transition and on the appearance of classical intermediate valence states in the Falicov-Kimball model. He is now a computer system administrator in the Physics Department at Georgetown University.

Graduate Students

Alexander Joura (2002-- , Ph.D., Georgetown)

Sasha is working on thermal transport problems, and is currently looking at spintronic devices on an apprenticeship at IBM.

Ling Chen (2002-- , Ph.D. Georgetown)

Ling has worked on charge-density-waves and on magnetic domain wall motion in ferromagnetic nanostructures (while on his apprenticeship at IBM). He is currently working on how to calculate the capacitance of a strongly correlated nanostructure via a direct calculation of the dielectric matrix for the inhomogeneous system.

Matthias Niemeyer (1999, Diplome thesis, University of Bonn)

Matthias completed his Diplome thesis on magnetic field effects on the Bose Hubbard model phase diagram.

Niki Tahvildar-Zadeh (1996--1999, Ph.D., University of Cincinnati)

Niki worked on a project to apply the local approximation with quantum fluctuations to the spin density wave order in Chromium and its alloys. He then worked on the phase diagram and transport properties of the periodic Anderson model.

Undergraduate Students

Ron Stimmel (2004, GUROP)

Ron has worked on developing and carrying out student interviews for the quantum world around us to ascertain the long-term learning that has taken place in the course. This work was supported by the University through the GUROP program.

Jack Higgins (1996--1997, Senior Thesis)

Jack worked on the Bose Hubbard model and the metal-insulator transition.