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Leon Balents

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Appointment

  • Associate Fellow
  • Quantum Materials

Institution

  • University of California Santa Barbara
Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics

Country

  • United States

Education

PhD (Physics), Harvard University
BSc (Physics and Mathematics), Massachusetts Institute of Technology

About

Leon Balents is a theoretical physicist who works broadly in the area of correlated electron systems, quantum magnetism and complex materials.

His interests include correlation effects in one-dimensional systems, exotic quantum critical phenomena, topology in the solid state and spin liquids in frustrated magnets.

Awards

Career Award, National Science Foundation, 2000–05

Fellow, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, 2000–02

Fellow, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, 2000–05

Relevant Publications

Balents, L., and L. Savary. "Spin liquid regimes at nonzero temperature in quantum spin ice." Phys. Rev. B. 87 (May 2013): 205130.

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