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.
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.
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.