Collin Broholm



  • Fellow
  • Quantum Materials


  • Johns Hopkins University
Department of Physics & Astronomy and Institute for Quantum Matter


  • United States


PhD (Physics), University of Copenhagen
MSc (Physics and Electrical Engineering), Technical University of Denmark


Collin Broholm is an experimental condensed matter physicist. He is interested in anomalous forms of magnetism, superconductivity and their interplay.

Of particular interest are crystalline materials where quantum effects are enhanced on account of competing interactions (frustration) or low dimensionality. The main experimental tool is neutron scattering, and Broholm has a long-standing involvement in the development of the corresponding instrumentation. He has built two spectrometers at the NIST Center for Neutron Research and has served on a number of committees overseeing instrumentation development at national facilities for neutron scattering. Broholm served on the Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee from 1999 to 2003, and has been director of the Institute for Quantum Matter at Johns Hopkins since 2008.


Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Experimental Investigator Award, 2014

Fellow of the Neutron Scattering Society of America, 2010

Sustained Research Prize of the Neutron Scattering Society of America, 2010

Fellow, American Physical Society, 2004

Relevant Publications

Lawes, G. et al. “Magnetically Driven Ferroelectric Order in Ni3V2O8.” Phys. Rev. Lett. 95 (2005): 087205.