Theoretical Materials Physics and Condensed Matter Theory

The theoretical materials physics shares essential concepts and techniques with that of particle physics and nuclear physics. Condensed matter theory studies strongly correlated materials, where the strong interaction between electrons in the solid state gives rise to novel phenomena. Examples include the fractional quantum Hall effect and high temperature superconductivity. The methodology of these entire arenas includes analytic tools based on field theory methods, the development of computer algorithm, and the use of high performance computation.