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Subir Sachdev
Herchel Smith Professor of Physics
Harvard University
Harvard University

Brief Curriculum Vitae (PDF version)

Office Address
Department of Physics
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: (617) 495 - 3923
Fax: (617) 496-2545
Email : lastname@g.harvard.edu
Web : http://sachdev.physics.harvard.edu

Employment

Education and Degrees

Honors

  • Foreign Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy, 2019.
  • Dirac Medal, International Center for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, 2018; shared with Dam Thanh Son and Xiao-Gang Wen for "independent contributions towards understanding novel phases in strongly interacting many-body systems, introducing original transdisciplinary techniques".
    Citation: Subir Sachdev has made pioneering contributions to many areas of theoretical condensed matter physics. Of particular importance were the development of the theory of quantum critical phenomena in insulators, superconductors and metals; the theory of spin-liquid states of quantum antiferromagnets and the theory of fractionalized phases of matter; the study of novel deconfinement phase transitions; the theory of quantum matter without quasiparticles; and the application of many of these ideas to a priori unrelated problems in black hole physics, including a concrete model of non-Fermi liquids.
  • Lars Onsager Prize (picture), American Physical Society, 2018.
    Citation: for his seminal contributions to the theory of quantum phase transitions, quantum magnetism, and fractionalized spin liquids, and for his leadership in the physics community.
  • Star Family Prize for Excellence in Advising, Certificate of Distinction, Harvard University, 2016.
  • Dirac Medal for the Advancement of Theoretical Physics (picture), the Australian Institute of Physics, the University of New South Wales, and the Royal Society of New South Wales, 2015.
    Citation: The Dirac Medal was awarded to Professor Sachdev in recognition of his many seminal contributions to the theory of strongly interacting condensed matter systems: quantum phase transitions, including the idea of critical deconfinement and the breakdown of the conventional symmetry based Landau-Ginsburg-Wilson paradigm; the prediction of exotic 'spin-liquid' and fractionalized states; and applications to the theory of high-temperature superconductivity in the cuprate materials.
  • Member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, 2014 (picture)
    Citation: Sachdev has made seminal advances in the theory of condensed matter systems near a quantum phase transition, which have elucidated the rich variety of static and dynamic behavior in such systems, both at finite temperatures and at T=0. His book, Quantum Phase Transitions, is the basic text of the field.
  • Salam Distinguished Lectures 2014, The Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy.
  • Lifetime Achievement Award (picture), Old Boys' Association, St. Joseph's Boys' High School, Bangalore, September 8, 2013
  • Lorentz Chair, Instituut-Lorentz, 2012
  • Distinguished Visiting Research Chair at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, 2009-2014.
  • John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow, 2003.
  • Fellow of the American Physical Society, 2001
    Citation: For his contributions to the theory of quantum phase transitions and its application to correlated electron materials.
  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow, February 1989.
  • Presidential Young Investigator Award, National Science Foundation, July 1988 - July 1993.
  • LeRoy Apker Award (picture), given by the American Physical Society, January 1983
    Citation: For his accomplishments as an undergraduate students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, including his research "Quantum Electrodynamics in a Damped Cavity"
  • Honorable Mention in the William Lowell Putnam Mathematical competition, 1980.
  • Second (all India) in the Joint Entrance Examination to the Indian Institutes of Technology, 1978.

Significant Research Accomplishments
See Wikipedia page.

Publications

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Ph.D. Students and Postdocs