Department of Physics & Astronomy

Chandra Varma

Chandra Varma

Chandra Varma

Distinguished Professor

Physics 3004

Telephone: 951-827-3339
Email: chandra.varma@ucr.edu
Fax: 951-827-4529

Research Interests:

  • Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics


Ph.D. 1968, University of Minnesota

Honors and Awards:

1985 Distinguished Service Award for Sustained Achievement, Bell Laboratories
2000 Lorentz Professor, University of Leiden, Netherlands
2004 Alexander von Humboldt Prize
2010 Doctoris Honoris Causa, University of Minnesota
2011 Faculty Research Lecturer for 2011
2012 John Bardeen Prize for Theoretical Advances in Superconductivity

Selected Publications:

1. Anomalous Low-Temperature Thermal Properties of Glasses and Spin Glasses, P. W. Anderson, B. I. Halperin and C. M. Varma, Phil. Mag. , 25, 1 (1972).

 2. Mixed Valence Compounds, C. M. Varma, Rev. Mod. Phys. 48, 219 (1976).

3. Amplitude Collective modes in Superconductors and Their Coupling to Charge Density Waves, P. B. Littlewood and C. M. Varma, Phys. Rev. B 26, 4883 (1982).

4. Spin-fluctuation Mediated Even-Parity Pairing in Heavy-Fermion Superconductors, K. Miyake, S. Schmitt-Rink and C. M. Varma, Phys. Rev. B 34, 6554, (1986).

 5. Phenomenology of the Normal State of Cu-O High Temperature Superconductors, C. M. Varma, P. B. Littlewood, S. Schmitt-Rink, E. Abrahams, A. E. Ruckenstein, Phys. Rev. Lett. 63,1996 (1989).

6. Superconductivity in the Fullerenes, C. M. Varma, J. Zaanen and K. Raghavachari, Science, Nov. 25 (1991).

7. Psuedo-Gap Phase, the Quantum-Critical Point and Superconductivity in Copper-Oxide Metals, C. M. Varma, Phys. Rev. Lett., 83, 3538 (1999).

8. Singular (0r Non-) Fermi- Liquids, C.M. Varma, Z. Nussinov and W. van Saarloos, Phys. Reports 361, 267, (2002)

9. Quantum critical fluctuations of the dissipative xy and Ashkin-Teller models-Application to the Curpates, V. Aji and C.M. Varma, Phys. Rev. B  79, 184501 (2009).

10.Theory of the coupling of quantum-critical fluctuations to fermions and d-wave superconductivity in cuprates Vivek Aji, Arkady Shekhter, and C. M. Varma Phys. Rev. B 81, 064515 (2010)

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