Dr. Kapitulnik directs a lab in the Department of Applied Physics at Stanford University. His research in experimental condensed matter physics covers a broad spectrum of phenomena associated with the behavior of correlated and disordered electron systems, particularly in reduced dimensions, and the development of effective instrumentation to detect subtle signatures of physical phenomena. His accomplishments include the development of the Sagnac Interferometer for sensitive detection of time-reversal symmetry breaking effects in solids and its use for the study of unconventional superconductors. His team has also pioneered studies of Scanning Tunneling Spectroscopy and its application to cuprate superconductors and topological insulators. Dr. Kapitulnik has won numerous awards, including a Presidential Young Investigator Award, the Heike Kamerlingh Onnes Prize for Superconductivity Experiment and the Oliver Buckley Condensed Matter Prize of the American Physical Society. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and was recently elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Kapitulnik holds a PhD from Tel-Aviv University in Israel.
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Emergent Phenomena in Quantum Systems
Stanford University, Department of Physics