Michael R. Norman
Michael Norman received his Ph.D. from Tulane University in 1983. He is currently an Argonne Distinguished Fellow and Director of the Materials Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory. He is also a PI in the Center for Emergent Superconductivity, a DOE Energy Frontier Research Center. Mike is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, was on the Editorial Board for Physical Review B, and has recently joined the Editorial Board of Physical Review X. In 2008 he was recognized as an Outstanding Referee by the American Physical Society. His interests, besides unconventional superconductors, include spin liquids, quantum criticality, and the interpretation of spectroscopic data.
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.