Department of Physics & Astronomy

Vivek Aji

Vivek Aji

Vivek M. Aji

Associate Professor

Office: MS&E 338

Telephone: 951-827-7302
Email: vivekj@ucr.edu
Fax: 951-827-4529

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Research Interests:

  • Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics


Ph.D. 2002, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign

Current Research:

Strongly interacting many particle systems often behave in a manner dissimilar to their constituents and lead to new states and new functionalities. Developing an understanding of how this comes about and how it can be utilized to our advantage is focus of our group here at UC Riverside. Currently our work focuses on high temperature superconductivity, graphene, heavy fermions and dissipation driven quantum phase transition.


 Hellman Fellowship 2013

Selected Publications:

  1. Wei, H., Chao, S., Aji, V., Odd parity superconductivity in Weyl semimetals, Physical review B 89, 014506 (2014).
  2. Wei, H, Chao, S. Aji, V., Excitonic Phases from Weyl semi-metals, Physical Review Letters 109, 196403 (2012).

  3. Aji, V. , Adler-Bell-Jackiw anomaly in Weyl semimetals: Application to pyrochlore iridates. Physical Review B (Rapid Communication) 85, 241101(R) (2012)
  4. Aji, V., Shekhter, A., Varma, C., Theory of  the coupling to quantum-critical fluctuations to fermions and d-wave superconductivity in cuprates. Physical Review B 81, 065415  (2010).
  5. Aji, V., Varma, C. 2007. Theory of the Quantum Critical Fluctuations in Cuprates. Physical Review Letters 99, 067003 (2007).

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