Dr. Hoffman runs a lab in the Department of Physics at Harvard University, where she builds microscopes and develops algorithms to image and understand the electronic and magnetic properties of materials at the atomic scale. Her team employs atomic layer-by-layer growth, in situ imaging, and local manipulation to uncover new physics and applications inaccessible via bulk synthesis and probes. Dr. Hoffman made pioneering contributions to the use of quasiparticle interference imaging to simultaneously measure the spatial and momentum properties of electrons in strongly correlated materials – a technique which has now been widely applied to understand diverse and exotic systems ranging from high-Tc superconductors to topological insulators and graphene. She has won numerous awards, including the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the National Science Foundation CAREER Award, the Sloan Fellowship, and the Radcliffe Fellowship. Dr. Hoffman holds a PhD from the University of California in Berkeley and also trained at Stanford University.
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Emergent Phenomena in Quantum Systems
Harvard University, Department of Physics