The Condensed Matter Theory Group applies quantum theory and statistical mechanics to the study of macroscopic physical systems. Dramatic technological advances have resulted from such study and the corresponding experimental work. Partially because of its practical ramifications, condensed matter physics has become the largest subdivision of physics. The Condensed Matter Theory Group at Maryland currently has seven active faculty members plus a dozen PhD students and roughly fifteen postdoctoral fellows.
The Condensed Matter Theory Group at Maryland has strong overlap with the Condensed Matter Theory Center (CMTC) and the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI), and is involved in all the frontier research areas of theoretical condensed matter physics.
Research Group Website: Condensed Matter Theory Center
Related Centers and Institutes:
Laboratory for Physical Sciences