Mikael C. Rechtsman

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Mikael C. Rechtsman is an assistant professor of physics at The Pennsylvania State University. He was a postdoc in Mordechai Segev's group at the Technion in Haifa, Israel, and earned his Ph.D. from Princeton under Salvatore Torquato. His experimental and theoretical work spans the fields of soft and hard condensed-matter theory, nonlinear optics, photonic crystals, and topological insulators, with a recent emphasis on the topological protection of light.


Topological Insulators

Viewpoint: High Chern Numbers in Photonic Crystals

A two-dimensional photonic crystal has multiple topologically protected channels, which can be used to transmit and reroute light without scattering losses. Read More »