Ian Fisher

Bio Outline


  • Fellow
  • Quantum Materials


  • Stanford University
Department of Applied Physics


  • United States


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


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.


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.