George Mason University
Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
Planetary Hall, Room 209
Fairfax, VA 22030
I am a condensed matter theorist interested in the physics of strongly correlated electrons and ultra-cold atoms. My work is focused on trying to understand the unconventional phases and phase transitions of many-body quantum systems, using mostly analytical methods of quantum field theory. The subjects of my research are strongly correlated topological insulators, high-temperature superconductors (cuprates and iron-based), ultra-cold atoms in the unitarity regime, and frustrated quantum magnets.
- Interaction Driven Subgap Spin Exciton in the Kondo Insulator SmB6, W. T. Fuhrman, J. Leiner, P.N, et.al., PRL 114, 036401 (2015).
- Effective theory of fractional topological insulators in two spatial dimensions, P.N., PRB 87, 245120 (2013).
- Fractional topological insulators of Cooper pairs induced by proximity effect, P.N., T.Đurić, Z.Tešanović, PRL 110, 176804 (2013).
- Renormalization group fixed points, universal phase diagram, and 1/N expansion for quantum liquids with interactions near the unitarity limit, P.N., Subir Sachdev, PRA 75, 033608 (2007).
- Physics of low energy singlet states of the Kagome lattice quantum Heisenberg antiferromagnet, P.N., T. Senthil, PRB 68, 214415 (2003).