Philip Phillips

Philip Phillips

Philip Phillips

Physics Department

2121 Engineering Sciences Buliding
1101 W. Springfield Ave
Urbana, IL 61801

phone: (217) 244-2003

Philip's research focuses sharply on explaining current experimental observations that challenge the standard paradigms of electron transport and magnetism in solid state physics. Departures from paradigms tell us that there is much to learn. Such departures are expected to occur in the presence of strong-electron interactions, disorder, and in the vicinity of zero-temperature quantum critical points. The common question posed by experiments that probe such physics is quite general. Simply, how do strong Coulomb interactions and disorder conspire to mediate zero-temperature states of matter? It is precisely the strongly interacting electron problem or any strongly coupled problem for that matter, such as quark confinement, that represents one of the yet-unconquered frontiers in physics. Understanding the physics of strong coupling is Phillips' primary focus.

Philip Phillips Research Group

Research Areas/Expertise:

  • Topological Insulators
  • Fe-based Superconductors
  • Dirty Bosons