Michael Hermele portrait
Waldo E. Rennie Endowed Professor

Office: DUAN F615

Research Interests:

Michael Hermele is a theoretical physicist interested in quantum phases of matter, strongly correlated systems, and other aspects and areas of quantum many-body systems. His background is in condensed matter physics, and much of his recent work also draws on ideas from quantum information science, high-energy physics, and mathematical physics. More specific current interests include topological and fracton phases of matter, and solid state materials with strong spin-orbit coupling and substantial electron interactions. He is a Fellow of the Center for Theory of Quantum Matter and the Deputy Director of the Simons Collaboration on Ultra-Quantum Matter.

Selected Publications:

For a list of Professor Hermele's latest publications, go to https://arxiv.org.

  1. "Fractons.” Rahul M. Nandkishore and M. Hermele. Annual Reviews of Condensed Matter Physics 10, 295 (2019). 

  2. “Cage-Net Fracton Models.” A. Prem, S.-J. Huang, H. Song and M. Hermele, Phys. Rev. X 9, 021010 (2019). 

  3. “Topological phases protected by point group symmetry.” Hao Song, Sheng-Jie Huang, Liang Fu and M. Hermele. Phys. Rev. X 7, 011020 (2017). 

  4. “Fracton topological orders via coupled layers.” Han Ma, Ethan Lake, Xie Chen and M. Hermele, Phys. Rev. B 95, 245126 (2017). 

  5. “Classifying fractionalization: symmetry classification of gapped Z2 spin liquids in two dimensions,” A. M. Essin and M. Hermele. Phys. Rev. B 87, 104406 (2013). 

  6. “Mott Insulators of Ultracold Fermionic Alkaline Earth Atoms: Underconstrained Magnetism and Chiral Spin Liquid,” M. Hermele, V. Gurarie and A. M. Rey. Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 135301 (2009). 

  7. "Pyrochlore Photons: The U(1) Spin Liquid in a S=1/2 Three-Dimensional Frustrated Magnet.” M. Hermele, M. P. A. Fisher and L. Balents,  Phys. Rev. B 69, 064404 (2004).