Piers Coleman is a Professor of Physics at the Serin Laboratory, Rutgers University, a graduate of Cambridge and Princeton Universities, and a former fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. He is particularly interested in strongly correlated electron systems, particularly involving the intersection of magnetic and superconducting behavior. “Condensed-matter physics is not only an applied science, essential for the electronics, materials and energy future, it is also a field of frontier research with a window on new forms of collective behavior in matter, not just in the cryostat, but out in the cosmos at large.” Coleman is currently involved in research into heavy fermion superconductivity and quantum criticality, and is completing a book on many-body physics.
The presence of iron in gold has long been known to lead to an increase in gold’s low-temperature resistivity. Theorists argue that this “Kondo effect” may have implications for spintronics as well. Read More »