Daniel Podolsky

Podolsky, Daniel   Faculty
Topic:   Condensed Matter & Materials Physics
Office:Lidow Complex Room:302 Phone:073-378-3538 
Research Interests & Publications:  

- Theory of strongly interacting electronic systems- Quantum Magnetism- Superconductivity- Bose Einstein condensation of atoms with spin- Field theory methods in condensed matter.

I work in theoretical condensed matter physics.
One of my main interest is in strongly correlated electronic and atomic systems, that is, systems in which the kinetic energy of the constituent particles is comparable to the interaction energy between these particles. This regime displays very rich physics, and is relevant to various important systems, including the high temperature superconductors, a multitude of fractional quantum Hall states, and quantum spin liquids, among others.
As an additional line of research, I am interested in applications of new ideas in condensed matter to the development of devices. For example, recent advances in our understanding of topological insulators may lead to techniques that will allow the manipulation of electronic properties of materials using light.

Selected Publications:

  • Floquet group theory and its application to selection rules in harmonic generation, O. Neufeld, D. Podolsky, O. Cohen, Nature Comm. 10, 405 (2019) 

  • Thermalization in Open Quantum Systems, I. Reichental, A. Klempner, Y. Kafri, D. Podolsky, Phys. Rev. B 97, 134301 (2018)

  • Dynamical response near quantum critical points, A. Lucas, S. Gazit, D. Podolsky, W. Witczak-Krempa, Rev. Lett. 118, 056601 (2017)

  • Buckling transitions and clock order of two-dimensional Coulomb crystals, D. Podolsky, E. Shimshoni, G. Morigi, S. Fishman, Rev. X 6, 031025 (2016)

  • Collective modes in a quantum solid, S. Gazit, D. Podolsky, H. Nonne, A. Auerbach, D. P. Arovas, Rev. Lett. 117, 085302 (2016) 

  • Photonic Floquet topological insulators, M. C. Rechtsman, J. M. Zeuner, Y. Plotnik, Y. Lumer, D. Podolsky, F. Dreisow, S. Nolte, M. Segev, and A. Szameit, Nature 496, 196-200 (2013). 

  • Modulated Floquet topological insulators, Y. Tenenbaum-Katan and D. Podolsky, Rev. Lett. 110, 016802 (2013). 

  • Visibility of the Amplitude (Higgs) Mode in Condensed Matter, D. Podolsky, A. Auerbach, and D. P. Arovas, Rev. B 84, 174522 (2011) 

  • Phase transitions of S=1 spinor condensates in an opticallattice, D.Podolsky, S. Chandrasekharan, and A. Vishwanath, Phys.Rev. B 80,214513 (2009).

  • Geometrical approach to hydrodynamics and low-energyexcitations of spinor condensates, R. Barnett, D. Podolsky, and G. Refael, Phys.Rev. B 80, 024420 (2009).

  • Mott transition between a spin-liquid insulator and ametal in three dimensions, D. Podolsky, A. Paramekanti, Y. B. Kim, and T.Senthil, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 186401 (2009).

  • Nernst effect and diamagnetism in phase fluctuatingsuperconductors, D. Podolsky, S. Raghu, and A. Vishwanath, Phys. Rev. Lett. 99,117004 (2007).

  • Thermoelectric transport near the pair breaking quantumphase transition out of a d-wave superconductor, D. Podolsky, A. Vishwanath,J.E. Moore, and S. Sachdev, Phys. Rev. B 75, 014520 (2007).

  • SO(4) theory of antiferromagnetism and superconductivityin Bechgaard salts, D. Podolsky, E. Altman, T. Rostunov, and E. Demler, Phys.Rev.Lett. 93, 246402 (2004).


Selected Talks:

  • Higgs amplification in non-equilibrium K3C60, Invited talk, “Non-equilibrium superconductivity” workshop, Flatiron Institute (2020)

  • Higgs amplification in non-equilibrium K3C60, Invited talk, “Frontiers of Quantum Matter” conference, Weizmann Institute (2020)

  • The Higgs Mode in condensed matter and atomic systems, Center for Ultracold Atoms seminar, MIT (2018)

  • Buckling transition and the antiferromagnetic liquid, Chez Pierre seminar, MIT (2017)

  • Ion crystals as a window into magnetism, Condensed matter seminar, Harvard University (2017)

  • The Higgs mode in condensed matter and atomic systems, Invited talk, Israel Physics Society meeting (2016)