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Subir Sachdev


  • Fellow
  • Quantum Materials


Subir Sachdev is a theoretical physicist whose most recent research focuses on the development of the theory of quantum phase transitions, and its use in understanding the non-zero temperature dynamics of correlated electron systems.


  • Dirac Medal for the Advancement of Theoretical Physics, from the Australian Institute of Physics, University of New South Wales and Royal Society of New South Wales, 2015
  • Member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, 2014
  • Salam Distinguished Lectures, The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, 2014
  • Lorentz Chair, Instituut-Lorentz, 2012
  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship, 1989

Relevant Publications

  • Sachdev, S. "Bekenstein-Hawking entropy and strange metals." Phys. Rev. X 5, no. 4 (2015).
  • Punk, M. et al. "A quantum dimer model for the pseudogap metal." PNAS 112 (2015): 9552.
  • Fujita, K. et al. "Direct phase sensitive identification of a d-form factor density wave in underdoped cuprates." PNAS 111 (2014): e3026.
  • Katz, E. et al. "Conformal field theories at non-zero temperature: operator product expansions, Monte Carlo, and holography." Phys. Rev. B. 90 (2014): 245109.
  • Sachdev, S. Quantum phase transitions. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011.
  • Hartnoll, S.A. et al. "Theory of the Nernst effect near quantum phase transitions in condensed matter, and in dyonic black holes." Phys. Rev. B 76 (2007): 144502.

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