Michael R. Norman

Michael Norman received his Ph.D. from Tulane University in 1983. Since then, he has been at Argonne National Laboratory, where he is now a Distinguished Fellow and Head of the Condensed Matter Theory Group. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and has served on the Editorial Board for Physical Review B. His research is in the theory of strongly correlated electron systems, particularly high-temperature cuprate superconductors, heavy fermions, and related materials. He has published over 190 papers. In 2008 he was recognized as an Outstanding Referee by the American Physical Society.

Michael R. Norman Published September 15, 2008


A new class of high-temperature superconductors has been discovered in layered iron arsenic compounds. Results in this rapidly moving field may shed light on the still unsolved problem of high-temperature cuprate superconductivity.

Michael R. Norman Published October 18, 2010


After twenty years of effort, definitive quantum oscillations that could be used to map the Fermi surface were finally observed in a high-temperature cuprate superconductor in 2007. This and subsequent studies reveal a profound rearrangement of the Fermi surface in underdoped cuprates. The cause of the reconstruction, and its implication for the origin of high-temperature superconductivity, is a subject of active debate.