Arun Paramekanti



  • Fellow
  • Quantum Materials


  • University of Toronto
Department of Physics


  • Canada


PhD (Physics), Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
BTech (Engineering Physics), Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay


Arun Paramekanti is a theoretical condensed matter physicist.

His recent work focuses on understanding correlation effects, transport, magnetism and quantum spin liquids in transition metal oxides and ultracold atomic gases. His previous research has included high temperature cuprate superconductivity, graphene and supersolids.


Early Researcher Award, Government of Ontario, 2007

Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, 2006

Relevant Publications

Hickey, C., and A. Paramekanti. "Thermal phase transitions of strongly correlated bosons with spin-orbit coupling." Phys. Rev. Lett. 113 (2014): 265302.

Li, X. et al. "Formation and detection of a chiral orbital Bose liquid in an optical lattice." Nat. Commun. 5 (2014): 2305.

Cook, A.M., and A. Paramekanti. "Double perovskite heterostructures: Magnetism, Chern bands, and Chern insulators." Phys. Rev. Lett. 113 (2014): 077203.

Cook, A.M. et al. "Emergent dome of nematic order around a quantum anomalous Hall critical point." Phys. Rev. B 90 (2014): 085145.

Cook, A.M. et al. "Spin-orbit coupled j=1/2 iridium moments on the geometrically frustrated fcc lattice." Phys. Rev. B Rapid Comm. 92 (2015): 020417.