Dr. Fisher is a Professor in the Department of Applied Physics at Stanford University, where he is also the Director of the Geballe Laboratory for Advanced Materials. He has extensive experience in crystal growth and characterization of novel materials, having made seminal contributions in fields ranging from unconventional superconductivity (most recently including several families of iron based superconductors) to quantum magnetism of spin-dimer compounds. His research program seeks to discover and investigate materials with unconventional magnetic and electronic properties, the study of which leads to a deeper understanding of the rules and organizing principles governing emergent behavior in correlated electron systems. His group has recently pioneered measurements revealing the effects of anisotropic strain on strongly correlated materials, including new techniques to measure the nematic susceptibility of these materials. Areas of current interest include electronic nematic instabilities and quantum magnetism of spin dimer systems. Dr. Fisher is an elected Fellow of the American Physical Society, and has been a Chambers Faculty Fellow, a Crocker Faculty Fellow, a Brown Faculty Fellow, a Terman Fellow and a Sloan Research Fellow. Dr. Fisher earned his PhD from Cambridge University.
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Emergent Phenomena in Quantum Systems
Stanford University, Department of Applied Physics