Senthil Todadri



  • Fellow
  • Quantum Materials


  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Department of Physics


  • United States


PhD (Physics), Yale University
MSc (Physics), Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur


Senthil Todadri is a condensed matter theorist.

He is working towards understanding the phenomena that could and do arise in materials whose properties do not seem to fit in simply with conventional theories of the physics of solids, including materials that display high-temperature superconductivity. More specifically, Todadri has worked on the theory of electron localization due to impurities in various circumstances, and the properties of solids near zero temperature phase transitions driven by quantum fluctuations.


NEC Fund Award, MIT Research Support Committee, 2012

Outstanding Investigator Award, Science Research Council of the Department of Atomic Energy, India, 2005

Research Innovation Award, The Research Corporation, 2003

Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow, 2002–06

Josiah Willard Gibbs Fellowship, Yale University, 1992

Relevant Publications

Todadri, S., and M. Fisher. "Fractionalization, topological order, and cuprate superconductivity." Phys. Rev B 63 (2001): 134521.

Todadri, S., and M. Fisher. "Z2 gauge theory of electron fractionalization in strongly correlated systems." Phys. Rev. B 62 (2000): 7850.

Todadri, S. et al. "The spin quantum Hall effect in unconventional superconductors." Phys. Rev. B 60 (1999): 4245.

Todadri, S. et al. "Quasiparticle transport and localization in high-Tc superconductors." Phys. Rev. Lett. 81 (1998): 4704.

Todadri, S., and S. Sachdev. "Higher dimensional realizations of activated dynamic scaling at random quantum transitions." Phys. Rev. Lett. 77 (1996): 5292.