JRG - Junior Research Groups
Our group studies the physics of strongly coupled matter when space-time symmetries are broken by interfaces, boundaries and other defects. Our primary tools are holography and string theory motivated techniques, though this research synthesizes ideas from both high energy and condensed matter theory. Our focus is on discovering and exploring new and non-trivial phases of matter, from RG interfaces to topological insulators.
Professor Matthew M. Roberts earned his PhD from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2010, after earning Bachelor's degrees in Physics and Mathematics from Brandeis University in 2005. Before moving to the APCTP, Professor Roberts was a Postdoctoral Scholar at Imperial College London, a Kadanoff Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Chicago, and a Simons Postdoctoral Fellow at New York University.