Ian Fisher

Bio Outline

Appointment

  • Associate Fellow
  • Quantum Materials

Institution

  • Stanford University
Department of Applied Physics

Country

  • United States

Education

PhD (Physics), Cambridge University
BSc (Physics), Birmingham University

About

Ian Fisher is a physicist who seeks to obtain a deeper understanding of materials with unconventional magnetic or electronic properties, with an emphasis on the design and discovery of new materials in single crystal form.

His experiments probe the thermodynamic and transport properties of these materials, often under extreme conditions of field, temperature or pressure. Fisher is currently interested in unconventional superconductors; instabilities of low-dimensional materials; topological insulators; and the quantum magnetism of spin dimer compounds.

Awards

Fellow of the American Physical Society, 2014

Chambers Faculty Fellow, Stanford University, 2008–11

Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching, Stanford University, 2004

Alfred P. Sloan Award, 2003–05

CAREER award, National Science Foundation, 2002–07

Relevant Publications

Sebastian, S.E. et al. "Dimensional reduction at a quantum critical point." Nature 441 (June 2006): 617.