Jason Hancock is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Geneva. He completed a Ph.D. degree in 2004 at the University of California Santa Cruz, where he used infrared spectroscopy to study the hybridization gap in heavy fermions and lattice vibrations responsible for negative thermal expansion. During postdoctoral research at Stanford University, he worked on foundations of the resonant inelastic x-ray scattering (RIXS) technique and its application to cuprate superconductors. His recent research directions involve the use of photon-based spectroscopies to study charge dynamics in strongly correlated and topological quantum materials.
The theoretical prediction of the frequency and temperature dependent tendency toward Cooper pairing in five different scenarios allows experimental identification of mechanisms of superconductivity. Read More »