Emeritus Professor

Jaan Oitmaa

BSc PhD DSc UNSW, FAIP, FAmPS

Emeritus Professor

Department and Research Groups

Jaan Oitmaa

 
Research Interests
My work applies the principles of quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics to systems of a large number of strongly interacting particles, to understand and describe macroscopic quantum phenomena such as magnetism and superconductivity. I also work on mathematical models which exhibit phase transitions, a striking and ubiquitous phenomenon which involves correlations between particles over macroscopic volumes.

These studies are largely based on lattice models and use a variety of analytic and numerical techniques requiring the use of supercomputers. I am also interested in other aspects of the theory of condensed matter, and theoretical physics more generally.

Selected Publications

Contact Details 

Mail Address

School of Physics
The University of New South Wales
SYDNEY 2052
Australia

Email Address

Phone Number

61 2 9385 4596

Facsimile Number

61 2 9385 6060