The condensed matter theory group at BGU conducts research in mesoscopic physics, disordered and strongly correlated systems. Of special interest are topics such as superconductivity, phase transitions, quasicrystals, liquid crystals, quantum dots, Kondo effect, persistent currents, quantum Hall effect, dephasing, dissipation and the relation to quantum chaos.

The group is also involved in multidisciplinary research, in the context of the newly established Ilse-Katz Center for Meso and Nanoscale Science and Technology, involving scientists from the departments of Physics, Chemistry, Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering at Ben-Gurion University. The group has strong interactions with other groups in Israel and in the world.

There are weekly condensed matter seminar and a nanotechnology workshop. See SEMINARS.

The group participates in organizing conferences and workshops in Israel. See EVENTS.

*Group members:*

**Yshai Avishai**: Condensed matter physics. Mesoscopic systems.
Transport properties in one and two dimensional systems. Disordered systems.
Localization. Magnetoconductance. Quantum Hall effect. Aharonov Bohm effect
in mesoscopic systems. Magneto-conductance of ordered systems and of two
dimensional quasi-crystals. Quantum percolation persistent current.

**Doron Cohen**: Mesoscopic systems, Quantum chaos,
Theory of driven mesoscopic systems, Quantum irreversibility, dissipation
and dephasing.

**Eytan Grosfeld**: Topological superconductors, topological insulators,non-Abelian anyons, Majorana fermions, quantum Hall effect

**Baruch Horovitz**:
Superconductivity, phase transitions of flux
lattices, Josephson junctions, disordered systems and the quantum Hall
effect.

**Yigal Meir**: Mesoscopic systems, disordered systems, strongly
correlated systems and the quantum Hall effect.

**Moshe Schechter**: Glasses, disordered systems, quantum magnetism

*Emeritus:*

**Shelomo I. Ben-Abraham**:
Ordered aperiodic structures such as quasicrystals
and modulated crystals. Applications of the cluster
approach to crystalline structures, both periodic and aperiodic, as
well as the hierarchical organization of matter. Liquid crystals.

*Long term associates:*

Konstantin Kikoin: strongly correlated electron systems (heavy fermions, mixed valence, high-Tc); magnetic properties of metals and semiconductors, electron theory of doped semiconductors, quantum tunneling (semiconductor quantum wells and superlattices, quantum dots, metal-insulator-superconductor contacts).

Anatoly Golub:**
**Quantum
Hall effect. Hall effect in unconventional superconductors. High-Tc superconductors.
Tunneling in superconducting junctions such as point contacts, quantum
dots, junctions with an Anderson or Kondo type impurity. Kondo effect.
Disordered junctions and Josephson effect.

Sergei Gredeskul:* *Quantum Hall effect,* *Incoherent mesoscopics,
Vortices in superconductors, Electron spectrum and localization in disordered
and incommensurate media, Wave propagation and transmission through random
media, Nonlinearity and disorder.

Updated on February 18 , 2007 by Assaf Kletter