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Jennifer Hoffman Quantum physicist

Jennifer Hoffman is interested in how electrons behave within exotic materials. Her research team has designed and constructed three low-temperature scanning probe microscopes to visualize and manipulate this behavior directly. Innovative techniques include quasiparticle interference imaging to extract the band structure of materials at the nanoscale, and force microscopy to trigger nanoscale electronic phase transitions. Materials of particular interest include high temperature superconductors, topological insulators, and strongly correlated vanadates, all of which present deep physics questions as well as potential for novel applications.

Awards

Moore Foundation Experimental Investigator Award, 2014.

Radcliffe Fellowship, 2013.

Sloan Fellowship, 2010.

NSF CAREER Award, 2008.

Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, 2006.

Relevant Publications

K.M. Lang et al, "Imaging the granular nature of high-Tc superconductivity in underdoped Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+d," Nature, vol. 415, no. 6870, pp. 412-6, 2002.

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Appointment

Associate Fellow Quantum Materials

Institution

University of British Columbia

Education

PhD (Physics) University of California, Berkeley

MA (Physics) University of California, Berkeley

BA (Physics) Harvard University

Country

Canada

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