My precision group studies strongly correlated quantum

systems which are some of the most exciting

and challenging areas in all of physics. 

  1. The fractional quantum Hall effect (FQHE)

  2. Topological quantum phases - and - applications of those topological phases to topological quantum computation

  3. Quantum phases of ultra-cold atom systems, especially in optical lattices

  4. Thermoelectrics in strongly correlated materials and models

  5. Composite Fermion theory of the FQHE

  6. Lattice models of strongly correlated systems, i.e., Hubbard and t-J models

We use computationally heavy numerical methods such as Monte Carlo, exact/Lanczos diagonalization, and parallelization using high performance computer clusters and supplement the work by analytics.


Michael R. Peterson

Associate Professor