Jennifer E. Hoffman
Jenny Hoffman is an assistant professor of physics at Harvard University. She received her bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and her Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. She was subsequently a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University. Her experimental research focuses on local probes of novel correlated electron systems. Hoffman has been named a 2006 PECASE fellow, a 2008 NSF Career fellow, and a 2010 Sloan Research fellow.
Scanning tunneling microscopy experiments in a high-temperature superconductor probe the temperature evolution of local electronic states, revealing that regions in the sample exhibiting weak superconductivity can persist to elevated temperatures if they are surrounded by regions of strong superconductivity.