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I am an assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Astrophysics at the University of North Dakota. I received my PhD from the Cavendish Laboratory at Cambridge University in 2005. Prior to that, I received a BA (Hons) and MSci in Physical Natural Sciences, Trinity College, Cambridge University. After obtaining a PhD, I held three-year postdoctoral research positions at Purdue University and The Ohio State University.

My research focuses on the theory of condensed matter systems, where the mutual interaction of large numbers of particles leads to interesting collective behavior. I am particularly interested in the production and detection of novel phases of strongly correlated fermions and bosons, in mathematical models, materials, and ultracold atomic gases. Magnetism, superconductivity, disorder, quantum criticality, and Coulomb blockade effects are recurring themes in my research.

I am serving as an assistant editor for the new physics journal Topological Order, which will be accepting submissions very shortly.

In my spare time I am an amateur musician and composer. I studied the piano with Flavia de Souza in Malaysia, the guitar with Chia Pe Te, and the violin with Sharry Spicknall at Purdue University. My community musical outreach endeavors have included leading the Betty Stubbens Musicians in musical engagement for the elderly; acting as resident accompanist for Opera in a Suitcase, a program that introduces classical opera to school children; playing at nursing homes in the greater Columbus area; and teaching lessons for Harmony on the Southside at the United Methodist Church for All People.


Dr. Yen Lee Loh
Department of Physics and Astrophysics
216 Witmer Hall, University of North Dakota
+1 701 777 2912
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