Shivaji L. Sondhi

1998 Fellow

Current Institution: Princeton University


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About Shivaji L. Sondhi's Work

I am primarily a quantum condensed matter physicist with a focus on “strongly correlated” systems, although inevitably I also work on problems in classical statistical mechanics as do all members of my tribe. The term strongly correlated refers to materials in which the interactions among the electrons are important, even for a qualitative understanding of their behavior. This is in contrast to the textbook examples of metals, semiconductors and insulators, whose behavior is largely explicable in terms of independent electrons.