Condensed Matter and Nanophysics

PEOPLE

• Theoretical materials science:
- it ranges from new superconducting materials, magnetic materials, to more complex structures, like photo-voltaic cells and topological insulators;
- in a more loose sense it also includes systems of reduced dimensionality, like graphene and nanotubes; this is an area of overlap between materials sciences and nanophysics;
- it is essential in almost all areas of technological development and has direct economical consequences.

• Theoretical nanophysics:
- q-bits and development of quantum computers;
- structures of reduced dimensionality for technological applications;
- nanosensors for medicine, security, and fundamental science;
- functional materials;
- application in medicine, like drug delivery.

• Statistics
- It is an essential tool in almost all areas of physics, especially in condensed matter and nanophysics;
- It is becoming more and more useful in social sciences and economics, which are strategic research directions in Romania and in general, in the developed countries.

• Theoretical biophysics
- Although it is an independent research area, biophysics relies heavily on statistics and nanophysics. This is a very dynamic field of research with major implications in medicine and economics.

• Interaction of electromagnetic radiation with condensed matter - it is a research area of importance from the perspective of the ELI-NP experiment.

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